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Telemedicine – Another Way to Access the Doc

At the Kaplan Center we pride ourselves on the hands on, high-touch, close relationships that we cultivate with our patients. There is nothing like the comfort that patients feel when they are in the company of a health care provider who, at that moment, is only there for them. But office visits are not always [...]

Moving Forward with Back Pain

With emphasis on decreasing the use of opioids in the United States, the American College of Physicians (ACP) updated their guidelines for treating back pain. The new guidelines, keeping in-line with the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) position on opioid medications, strongly encourage clinicians to consider prescribing narcotics for their patients only as a last [...]

The Hidden Risks of NSAIDs

Painkillers: The 14-Day Time-Bomb What Doctors Don't Tell You, September 2016 by Celeste McGovern Although these over-the-counter and prescription pills are the modern standby for every ache and pain, what Big Pharma hasn’t told you about the risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs could just kill you, as Celeste McGovern discovers. When Aaron Marino opened his [...]

10 Natural Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Ticks.

A recent article in Reader's Digest offered 10 natural ways to lower a person's exposure to ticks. These are not suggestions on what types of repellent to use before you go outside, but rather how you can reduce the number of ticks in the environment around your home where you may be spending time gardening, [...]

The Next Country Music Superstar?

Last year my wife Fran and I went to Nashville to hear my brother-in-law's sister, Lori McKenna, debut on the Grand Ole Opry stage. I wrote about the trip and shared with you the song she performed. Lori is currently one of the most recognized songwriters in Nashville and her single "Girl Crush," a collaboration [...]