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Bad Medical Care

Ok! So we clearly have a messed up medical care situation in America. That and Mental health care are absolutely terrible. If you can't handle honesty don't read any further. Personal information, I had a bladder infection today which, as a woman I knew exactly what...

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Are You Happy?

I find myself and many of my patients asking ourselves if we are happy. With so much availability of stuff it is amazing that we find ourselves unhappy or at least unsatisfied. I look at my kids and they are generally happy. Of course they complain about not wanting...

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Do You Have Social Anxiety?

Most people report feeling anxious or nervous about public speaking or being the center of attention. This is considered normal. However, the Mayo Clinic states that about 200,000 people are diagnosed with Social anxiety disorder or social phobia. This type of...

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Have You Adopted Your Spouses habits?

Have you and your spouse adopted eachothers habits? My husband and I sure have! i will give you an example…when we first got married my husband was SO irritated when I would leave the kitchen cabinets open after getting something out of them, and I didnt even notice i...

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Anxiety Sucks

Anxiety can be one of the most debilitating disorder to have. I have suffered panic attacks for the last 18 years and they are horrible. When I have a panic attack I begin to sweat, my heart pounds, and I feel like I am going to have a heart attack or a seizure. I...

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Sleeping Teens

I am amazed by how long my fourteen year old son can sleep. He will go to bed on a Friday night at midnight and sleep until two O’clock the next day. Of course I don’t mind not being woken up at six am like he did when he was a toddler. He would come in my room as I...

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My mother died of Alzheimer’s

My mom died of Alzheimer’s in 2019 and it was one of the worst things I have ever experienced in my life.  Not just because she died but how she died.  Alzheimer’s affects all members of the family.  Even though my sister was with her the...

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When to Get Rid of the Pacifier?

My son is four years old and his favorite posession is his pacifier (which we call a binki).  My husband and  I realize that it is time for the binki to go but it is such a good crutch for us we are having a hard time getting rid of it.  When he cries...

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Return of AskDrShannon

hello people…I’m back!  I took many months off to move to Colorado and try to get settled. Until I figure out how to better manage this page, I’m a Doctor, not a marketing wizard. Check me out on Face book at AskDrShannon!  I look forward to hearing from you,?

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Do Your Eyes Light Up?

Today’s topic is called, “Do Your Eyes Light Up”. It was not my original thought but one that I like to share with all my patients who are parents (although it works on spouses as well). Tony Braxton came up with the name.  The concept is: do your eyes light up...

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Bad Behavior Does Not Mean You Are a Bad Child

Parents when your children misbehave or get out of control, how do you communicate to them that they have misbehaved? I have heard parents and guardians react to their children in ways that make my skin crawl. The worst one in my opinion is when parents tell their...

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