An ever-cheerful 83-year-old gentleman I’ve taken care of for years asked me about getting some medical marijuana. He suffered neurological damage from botched brain surgery in another state and tried cannabis gummies with good relief of pain and insomnia.
Although no one knows the exact numbers, it’s estimated that between half a million and a million Allied soldiers in World War I suffered from Trench Fever. Today, Trench Fever cases are rare, but they’re making a bit of a comeback among the growing populations of homeless.
Swaddling is an age-old practice of wrapping infants in blankets or similar cloths so that movement of the limbs is tightly restricted. The earliest examples of swaddled babies come from Crete and Cyprus 4,000 to 4,500 years ago. Examples have been found in ancient Greek and Roman tombs and …
A 33-year-old went to a local pharmacy to receive a chickenpox (varicella) vaccine because he couldn’t recall having had chickenpox or being vaccinated in the past. At the pharmacy, he had difficulty checking-in on the kiosk, so the nurse practitioner bypassed the process and vaccinated him anyway.
Who needs an extra reason to love chocolate? Not many people I know would argue with that. With this being the season for resolutions aimed at losing those holiday pounds, could news like this come at a better time?
Every January many people decide to start their new year with a resolution or two. These resolutions can range from eating healthier, losing weight, exercising more or even spending less time on social media.
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston serves as a tertiary care center for five to six cities in the southeast Texas region, with an average population of 415,000.
Making New Year’s resolutions is an important part of our culture and the celebration of new beginnings. Thousands of years ago, people celebrated the beginning of the growing season with promises of good behavior to the gods so they might have healthy crops and good fortune.
“Acceptance has a paradox within it. Acceptance of a painful situation as is begins to transform it into something better. Acceptance is not mired in stasis. It’s a loving spaciousness that allows change to root on its own terms and time.” — Eric Alan