Monthly Archives: January 2014

My New Year’s “Health” Resolution

“I will take better care of my diabetes.” Diabetes is a scary diagnosis because it is about more than just blood sugars. It is a disease that affects your blood vessels, and it can lead to a stroke or heart … Continue reading

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What Causes Kidney Stones?

This is maybe the most common question I get. The answer is far from straight forward and usually a combination of patient-specific factors. Kidney stones form when, if the urine chemistry is just right, substances combine, crystallize, and then those … Continue reading

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Mesh: That sounds bad, right?

I’m sure many readers have seen or heard the commercials featuring law firms that do not have many very nice things to say about “mesh”. So what is mesh and what should I do about it? “Mesh” often refers to … Continue reading

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Are You Troubled by Pain, Numbness or Tingling in Your Hands?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a problem that affects the wrist and hand. The carpal tunnel is a narrow space inside the wrist that is surrounded by bone and ligament. This space lets certain tendons and a major nerve pass … Continue reading

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