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Maternity Leave

August 12, 2010 No Comments

Image by Jenny Leigh via Flickr If you live in Massachusetts you may have noticed the recent ruling from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court that no longer guarantees a woman’s job after 8 weeks of maternity leave. In the past most companies would allow up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave, using the  federal Family…

Are you Taking Heartburn Medication?

August 10, 2010 No Comments

Have you ever heard of a proton pump inhibitor?  No, it is not from Star Trek!!! Proton pump inhibitors are commonly prescribed medications that suppress acid in the stomach.  Many people know this as heartburn or reflux.  Taking these medications appears to be associated with fractures in postmenopausal women and bacterial infections in many patients.…

Miscarriage News

August 6, 2010 No Comments

Image via Wikipedia As a father of four great kids, my wife and I have also had some experience with miscarriages.  After each miscarriage the doctors would tell us to wait six months before thinking about getting pregnant again.  A new study just released is shedding some light on when you should try to have…

Is Gisele Right?

August 5, 2010 No Comments

Image via Wikipedia Unless you live in a cave, you have probably heard about Gisele Bundchen’s comments about breast feeding.  In a nutshell what Gisele says is it should be a law that you have to breastfeed your child for the first six months of the baby’s life.  Gisele went on to talk about how it…

Case of the Month July 2010

August 2, 2010 No Comments

Image via Wikipedia A patient, that we will call Ben, reported to my office with low back pain that was traveling down his right leg all the way to the foot.  Upon exam it was pretty clear to me that Ben had a pretty tough case of sciatica, and trust me when I tell this,…

Summer Fun

July 28, 2010 No Comments

Does anything say summer more than going to a game and having a hot dog or two or twenty!! Image via Wikipedia There is a new trend at ball parks and arenas this year, buy a ticket and get all you can eat on select concessions.  Good idea? Sure.  Good for you?  Umm, no. Typically…

Congrats to Harvard Medical School

July 21, 2010 No Comments

Back in October I wrote an article about doctors getting paid to market drugs…you can read the article here. Image via Wikipedia In this article I talk about Eli Lilly releasing data on how much money they pay Doctors to talk about their drugs.  I applauded them for it, and continue to do so. It appears…

Glucosamine

July 8, 2010 No Comments

Have you been taking Glucosamine for chronic low back pain?  A recent study has shown that this may not help when compared to a sugar pill, better known as a placebo. I had no idea that more than 25% of people with chronic low back pain had tried Glucosamine at one point. The article does…

Case of the Month June 2010

July 6, 2010 No Comments

I got a frantic phone call last month from a patient we will call Mary.  Mary had been in an auto accident and was in severe pain.  Mary was stopped at a light when she got rear ended from behind.  The impact was so hard Mary hit the car in front of her.  Luckily Mary…

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