As many of you are aware, Dr Backs doesn't just talk about making lifestyle changes for improved health and a healthy outcome, he has lived it. Dr Backs is a member of the CrossFit Instinct's Longevity class; in his interview for this article, he talks about his personal story and how to has shaped his commitment to the patients in his practice.
We are finishing “May”, also known as National Stroke Awareness Month. There are ample sources of information about how to recognize stroke signs and symptoms. If they are present, getting to a stroke center can save your life or prevent serious long term disability.Read More
When discussing diabetes with non-medical professionals, it often strikes me how many people have misconceptions about disease, its onset and its symptoms and treatments. Last May, I was honored (and got to Kiss a Pig!) at the annual American Diabetes Association fund raising gala. The purpose of the contest, in addition to raising funds for the ADA's mission, is to raise awareness of diabetes and prediabetes,Read More
One of the more difficult issues in health care is the volume of conflicting information and directions. Information bombards patients and physicians from all directions. Much of the information is biased, intended to coerce the patient to buy a product or service; benefit toRead More
January is the month of resolutions and commitments. As we set off in this new year, many people embrace the concept that, with the new year, we can make a fresh start, and make commitments to ourselves to make positive changes to our lives.Read More
Everybody has something they find frustrating. For some it is traffic, for others it might be a service that doesn’t quite meet their needs or expectations. At the top of my list is to see people who have access to things that would make their lives longer and better, but they either ignore those options or choose alternatives that are less effective or even harmful.Read More
A few weeks have passed since we learned of the death of Robin Williams, who touched his audience with every emotion except anger. As a golfer, my personal favorite is his description of the invention of golf by the Scots.Read More
Many local business leaders took notice when the media reported earlier this year that Sangamon County, Illinois ranked 80th of 102 Illinois counties in measures of community health, while ranking second in quality and access to health care facilities. "How can that be?", people asked.Read More