TMJ Disorder Glossary

    ADA- The American Dental Association ADHESION- An adhesion is a band of scar tissue that binds together two anatomic surfaces which are normally separated from each other. ANKYLOSIS–  Ankylosis refers to the partial or complete inability to open the mouth which results in functional and growth deformation of the mandible. ANTERIOR DISC DISPLACEMENT WITHOUT REDUCTION…

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Orgain Meal Replacement Review

We often get asked about protein drinks and meal replacements.   Orgain was developed by a doctor who was undergoing cancer treatment. He used this product to help stay healthy and maintain his weight during treatment. One of our test panel members tried Orgain and here is what she said: Orgain is an organic ready-to-drink protein…

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Oatmeal Creme Brulee

Ingredients 4 Cups Water 3 Cups quick cooking oatmeal 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 egg yolks 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 cups whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup golden raisins Directions Coat slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Cover and preheat on high. Bring water to boil, and pour into slow…

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Common Mistakes Made by Patients in Chronic Pain

“One of the things that patients cry out the most for is having someone actually listen to them and understand them,” says Micke Brown, director of advocacy at the American Pain Foundation.  Patients should think of themselves not as being a part of the problem, but as being part of the solution. This can be…

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How to Get and Keep Your Doctors Attention

                  Does this sound familiar? Doctor:     I want to get to the bottom of your complaint, identify it, understand it and treat it. Patient:    I don’t want to be seen as hysterical or “stressed out”. Doctor:     I want patients to present themselves clearly and Confidently. Patient:     I am afraid of sounding aggressive,…

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Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

Yesterday I was surrounded with great friends and family. We ate like it was an Olympic event, and laughed ourselves silly. After the mess was cleaned up, and everyone went home, I took time to reflect on how I felt…both physically and mentally. The best way to describe it is…calm and peaceful. I really had…

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Candy Cane Cocoa

Ingredients 4 cups milk 3 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped 4 peppermint candy canes, crushed 1 cup whipped cream 4 small peppermint candy canes Directions In a saucepan, heat milk until hot, but not boiling. Whisk in the chocolate and the crushed peppermint candies until melted and smooth. Pour hot cocoa into four mugs,…

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Soft Christmas Sugar Cookies

Ingredients 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup margarine, softened 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Directions Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the…

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Tips for Winter Blues

Tips to get us past “The Winter Blues” Seasonal Affective disorder (SAD): I’m sure you all have heard of it before. It comes with many names: winter blues, cabin fever, winter rut. It’s characterized by the mild depression, lack of motivation, and low energy that many people experience during this cold season. It’s that time…

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Hanukkah Potato Pancakes – Latkes

INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 pounds peeled russet potatoes 1 peeled onion 2 tablespoons matzo meal 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder Vegetable oil, for frying Applesauce and/or sour cream, for serving (optional) DIRECTIONS Shred potatoes first using the shredding blade and then the metal blade of a food processor (or…

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