Changing a tobacco habit is not about depriving yourself, it’s about empowering yourself. Learn how to tackle tobacco from a new perspective that can bring more enjoyment and satisfaction to your life. Read the rest of this entry »

Stroke An Overview

Strokes are the number one cause of adult disability in the United States.
A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. Read the rest of this entry »

Introduction. Part 2

Until recently, the treatment standard for chronic hepatitis C infection has been alpha intereron monotherapy. Approximately 40% of interferon-treated patients show biochemical and virological response at the end of therapy; however, more than one-half of these responders relapse after treatment cessation. Read the rest of this entry »

Introduction. Part 1

Donald M. Jensen, MD, Chair and Program CME Advisor

It is estimated that about 4 million Americans or about 2% of the population are infected with the hepatitis C virus. Following acute infection, up to 75 to 85% of patients develop chronic hepatitis C, predisposing them to chronic complicated liver disease and, in some instances, premature death due to cirrhosis and hepatocellular cancer. Read the rest of this entry »


Roseola is sometimes called the “baby measles” because it occurs most often between 6 months and 2 years. Caused by a strain of the herpes virus, Roseola has some alarming symptoms: Read the rest of this entry »

Impacting the Fear of Impact. Part 2

In the endurance group (n=22), on the average, the more vigorous twin had 23.6 years of exercising twice a week, and averaged 3.9 times a week. The less-vigorous brother had 9.2 years of exercising at least twice a week, and averaged only 1.1 times a week. Read the rest of this entry »

Impacting the Fear of Impact. Part 1

The tv commercials for home exercise equipment are not above poisoning the minds of your clients and prospects against real exercise as they hype the advantages of their product. To promote a “non-impact” exercise device, a recent spot showed a model walking on a treadmill while a voice said something like: “…even this can cause harmful impact to your ankles, knees, hips and back, aging your joints before their time.” Read the rest of this entry »

Palpitations Recognizing the Symptoms

While minor, infrequent episodes of irregular heartbeat are usually nothing to worry about, it is important to know the signs and symptoms of palpitations in case the changes in your heartbeat become more frequent and seem to last longer and longer. Read the rest of this entry »