Why Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears Are More Common in the Female Gender
Oct27

Why Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears Are More Common in the Female Gender

October is a busy month for sports, with professional major league baseball playoffs, regular professional NFL football and NHL hockey season, men’s professional NBA basketball preseason, women’s professional WNBA basketball championship, and collegiate football games among the most popular in Northern America. However, it seems knee injuries among college and professional athletes are in the weekly or daily national headlines. Some...

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Holiday Season: Lesson #4 – Abandonment & Emotional Dependency – Part II
Dec26

Holiday Season: Lesson #4 – Abandonment & Emotional Dependency – Part II

Last time, in lesson #3, this author explained the relationship between excessive emotional dependency on a romantic partner as an adult and prior history of childhood abandonment, with predominant focus on women’s perspective rather than men’s viewpoint. Although women have made tremendous progress gaining some financial equality with men, they still have much more to accomplish in order to become more emotionally independent from...

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Holiday Season: Lesson #3 – Abandonment & Emotional Dependency
Dec22

Holiday Season: Lesson #3 – Abandonment & Emotional Dependency

Women have made tremendous progress gaining some financial equality with men, but they still have much more to accomplish in order to become more emotionally independent from men. Even financially self-sufficient women stay in emotionally and/or physically abusive relationships because they are terrified of letting go! Many women would rather continue to cling on to a man who beats, humiliates, rejects, or repeatedly cheats on them...

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Holiday Special: Lesson #2 – Why We Need Spiritual Guides
Nov30

Holiday Special: Lesson #2 – Why We Need Spiritual Guides

Religious matters and spiritual issues frequently abound during the Holiday Season.Therefore, I will discuss an important spiritual issue today. As a pain management specialist, I have long recognized a particular pattern: many patients primarily complain of a symptom, specifically physical pain, but they are unlikely to bring up a deeper underlying issue – how their experience of pain and the subsequent physical impairments have...

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Common Emotions During The Holiday Season: Lesson #1 – Relationships
Nov24

Common Emotions During The Holiday Season: Lesson #1 – Relationships

Thanksgiving Day marks the onset of the Holiday Season for many Americans. A wide variety of emotions, such as loneliness, sadness, hopelessness, loss, grief, bereavement, dysthymia (mild depression) to full-blown major depression episode, happiness, joy, contentment, elation, belongingness, love, jealousy, envy, anger, hatred, disgust, guilt, shame, disappointment, fear, desperation, frustration, hopefulness, may be magnified during...

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Halloween Special Article: Tips on Coping with Young Children’s Night Frights
Oct31

Halloween Special Article: Tips on Coping with Young Children’s Night Frights

Children’s imaginations may run vivid when the lights go out, and monsters lurk in the closet and creep in the dark. A child’s yell for “Mommy” or “Daddy” usually alarms the parent enough to run to the child’s bedside. How can we help children cope with their night frights?   The basic principle revolves around balance. The most common parental mistakes fit into two major categories:...

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