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Who has time to delegate???

The toughest struggle that I see in leaders today is failure to delegate. Everyone is working different hours in different time zones and locations. It takes effort and time to delegate. You have to trust the person you are delegating to. Yes, you know you can do it faster if you do it yourself. Yes, …
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Two Words That Matter

This week I have two very interesting articles, each with different topics. The first article is from a counselor about a patient who felt diminished by cancer and how that changed her approach to others. The second article is about how being intrinsically motivated, in any aspect of life, results in greater purpose and achievements. …
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Its Time to Fix Chronic Pain

This week I have two articles to share with you about chronic pain and the many types and treatments. The first article is about the different types of pain and how defining them can help find better treatments. The second article is about Medicare now offering to cover acupuncture for chronic lower back pain. Below …
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Medical Marijuana’s March on Society

This week I have two articles to share with you about the changes surrounding medical marijuana in different facets of society. One could further change how Work Comp views medical marijuana and the other sets a societal tone from a very influential place – sports. The first article is about a court ruling on an …
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A Caring Culture

As a new year and decade dawns, I want to share two different articles about helping yourself and others. The first article is about a city in Kentucky and their unique approach to helping individuals recover from opioid addiction. The second article provides suggestions for how you can make sure you practice good physical and …
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The Challenge of Treating Chronic Pain and Addiction

This week I want to share two articles about chronic pain, opioids and how to treat the effects. The first article is about opioid addiction and the (hidden to some) negatives of prescribing gabapentin. The second article is how a doctor specializing in addiction believes adverse childhood experiences are the cause of addiction. Below are …
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The Paths to Society’s Recovery from Opioids

This week I want to share two articles about prescription opioids and their deep impact. The first is a comparison of Work Comp opioids in two different states. The second is a robust report on how we can begin to approach the opioid problem in the United States with science and technology. Below are these …
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The Mind-Body Relationship

This week I want to share two articles about the incredible power of our brains. The first article is about body language and its impact on our emotions (and vice-versa). The second article discusses how the placebo effect works. Below you’ll find these articles and my thoughts on their implications. Disclaimer: The views and opinions …
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The Brain is the Gateway to Relief

This week I want to share two interesting articles about two different topics. The first article is about how alternative treatments can be just as effective as prescription opioid use. The second article is about our brain’s cognitive biases. As is becoming increasingly known and accepted, the human brain is the most important tool in …
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Each Patient is Unique

This week I want to share two articles about how you can receive the best quality of care for your individual needs. The first article provides a list of questions you should be asking your doctor. The second article is about new guidelines for opioid prescription use. Below are these articles and my thoughts on …
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