Posted October 22, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips


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Although it is a term many of us have not yet come across, many humans living today have it. According to a recent National Institutes of Health article about the increasing incidence of knee osteoarthritis, eburnation (bone sclerosis) is the result of the rubbing of bone-on-bone in our weight-bearing joints. This degeneration […]

Posted May 29, 2016 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Empathy Matters

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Patient satisfaction wasn’t influenced by wait time for an appointment or wait time in the office, time spent with the surgeon, resident/fellow involvement, whether or not patients were seeking a second opinion, patients’ health knowledge or type of treatment.

A recent report in Medline Plus from the National Institutes of Health […]

Posted May 15, 2016 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Gray Matter

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I had just finished last week’s tip on the benefits of salsa dancing when I saw this quotation in a Medline Plus report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH): “Any type of physical activity that burns calories — from jogging to gardening to walking to dancing — is associated with more […]

Posted April 10, 2016 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Fatty Acids and Bipolar

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If you have been following Debra’s Wellness Tips for a while, you are already familiar with the multitude of health benefits derived from good fatty acids. A search at for fatty acids will bring up tips about arthritis relief, migraine prevention, liver health, decreased inflammation, and much more.

However, in […]

Posted March 27, 2016 in Debra’s Wellness Tips


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Jo Marchant holds a doctorate in genetics and medical microbiology and has written for New Scientist, Nature and Smithsonian. While working on her book, Cure, she explored how the power of the mind can be a significant resource for modern medicine.

Playing a special video game developed to help burn patients overcome […]