Phobias – Creepy Crawlers, Beware!


Arachnophobia is one of the most common phobias affecting adults.  With nearly 50% of women and about 10% of men suffering from this sometimes debilitating condition, it is often beneficial to be treated for this phobia.  What is it about those creepy crawlers that makes us cringe?  Is it their hair-raising appearance?  Their spine-chilling crawl? Certain phobias appear to be simple but the uncontrollable feelings they cause are not.  Phobias are something that cannot be […]


It’s Summer Time!: Taking a Stress-Free Vacation.

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The Bahamas!  London!  Tokyo!  Where will your next vacation be?  The first things that come to mind about a summer vacation should be ultimate relaxation, pampering, and stress-free fun.  But figuring out what to pack the night before, lost bags at the airport, and less-than-satisfactory lodging can make your getaway a place in which you really want to get away from! Stress can be described as any non-specific demand on our minds and bodies.  Statistics […]


Managing Your Weight in the Summer


For some, summer is an exciting season of warm weather and going to the beach.  However, for others, summer is a dreaded time when we wish we had begun working out six months ago.  But alas, the summer months have once again come around, and desperation sets in.  Skipping meals, fasting, using food substitutes, smoking, and other unhealthy, seemingly “quick fixes” for weight loss are more common practices than we would like to think.  Weight […]


You can beat addiction!


Today’s post is powerful testimonial from a patient that has beaten addictions! This Monday marks the five-week anniversary of my first visit to Dr. Sidman and I remember being filled with trepidation about driving the great distance to her office. Three weeks earlier I had upped the ante on my daily alcohol, nicotine and Tylenol PM consumption. It was now a whopping half gallon of Red Label, ten to twelve Coors Lites, three packs of […]