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Holiday Stress

Enforced Happiness

Enforced Happiness

‘Tis the season to be jolly. But what if you’re not? I’m revisiting one of my articles from December 2000 this month, because the subject is very much on my mind. Each year, from Thanksgiving until New Year’s Day, we enter the Season of Enforced Happiness. Merchants

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Go Nuts!

In the last 6 weeks of the year, most of us are exposed to more nuts than at any other time. . .and I’m not just talking about the ones camped out by the punch bowl or in the long check-out lines at WalMart! As family gatherings

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Sick and Tired

This time of year, you can throw a rock and hit somebody who’s sick. There’s coughing and sneezing everywhere! Additionally, this ‘home stretch of the year’ between Thanksgiving and New Years is probably the most stressful time of the year for all of us. It’s well-known that

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Into the Holiday Spirits

“I’d hate to be a teetotaller. Imagine getting up in the morning and knowing that’s as good as you’re going to feel all day.” Dean Martin Merry Christmas 2000 to all of you! The holiday festivities are now in full swing. In fact, for many of us,

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The Month of Medical Madness

“Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind over tasked.” Oliver Wendell Holmes The Holiday Season brings a craziness to all of our lives, but, specifically, the primary care medicine scene degenerates into madness each year. I feel there are three basic reasons, and, you, as

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Enforced Happiness

“Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length”Robert Frost Tis the season to be jolly. . .fah la la la la, la la la la. All well and good. . .but what if you’re not? From Thanksgiving ’til New Year’s Day every year, there’s a

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My Philosophy

(Latin: doceō, I teach) I learned in medical school that the word, doctor, comes from the Latin word for teacher. I hold that thought closely... read more

Hinesights on Health

These are articles I wrote while in private practice in the early 2000’s. These many years later, I still have folks who ask for links, so I’ve kept them active... read more