This is NOT Healthy, and Unlikely a Path to Wellness!

In 2021, Cosmopolitan magazine posted multiple “covers”, under the cloak, “11 women who prove wellness isn’t ‘one size fits all’”. From the Baroque period to about 1910, obesity was perceived as a sign of wealth and attractiveness. Renoir famously painted numerous “Bathers” scenes of obese individuals into the late 1800s. However it was “Rubenesque” full-figured…

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Mild COVID-19 and Strokes

Much has been discussed about the respiratory complications of COVID-19.  However there is suggestion of neurologic sequela from the infection as well. SARS-CoV-2 has been found to directly invade brain cells, called neurons.  However unlike other coronaviruses which can cause brain inflammation, called encephalopathy, mild COVID-19 tends not to incite this reaction.  Of interest, patients…

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Failed Brain Processing May Contribute to Your Tongue Sticking to a Flagpole

One of the most famous scenes from “A Christmas Story” is the triple-dog-dare flagpole debacle. . The human tongue is a complex neurologic organ.  It’s actually supplied by numerous cranial nerves…5th cranial nerve providing general touch sensation, 7th cranial nerve involved in taste sensation to the anterior 2/3rds of the tongue, 9th and 10th cranial…

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Injections for Back Pain… But It’s Going Under My Skin?

Previous large studies have suggested that epidural steroid injections provide some short-term alleviation of radiating pain associated with disc herniations or spinal stenosis.  Since a disc herniation has a natural history of improvement, it’s reasonable to consider epidural steroid injections to suppress symptoms while the body heals itself.  Of course for other conditions which seem…

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