Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome: The Silent Epidemic 

Cindy is a 34-year-old woman who originally came to see me about her recurrent sinus headaches. She had taken multiple antibiotics with only temporary relief. She also was taking and antidepressant for the past 2 years. She complained of intense fatigue and daily headaches, along with recurrent diarrhea, especially when she was stressed. She always […]

Chronic Pain & Sleep Apnea: Is There A Link?

Here’s a shocking statistic put out by the National Academy of Sciences—that 116 million Americans (37%) suffer from chronic pain. That’s more than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. The article in the New York Times emphasizes the importance of more recognition of this condition by doctors. However, I doubt we’re ever going to make a significant […]

Surprising News About Alternative Medicine

Americans spent $34 billion in a single year on alternative and complementary medicines. "Natural" products, not including vitamins and minerals, made up the bulk of self-care spending. This estimate was found in a recent survey sponsored by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. Almost $50 billion was spent on out of pocket for doctor’s visits […]