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Healthy Encouragement will be an evolving page to include education, patient stories, and medical topics to ponder.  Posted articles are also made available in PDF format for easy downloading and printing. New articles will be posted every few weeks.  I appreciate the interest in this site and will work to increase what can be offered.

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7-day Meal Examples (weight loss version)

by Dale J. Ross M.D. I want to present some examples for a meal plan directed at a very reasonable and appropriate level of intake for a weight-loss effort. I understand that many will look at the table and refute “reasonable,” as well as appropriate, but this is very...

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Pain and Prescriptions – Part II

by Dale J. Ross M.D. Medical studies have been coming out for the last couple of years now proving that many people hurt. I find it a bit astounding that they spend good taxpayer money to prove something so simple, but they do. People live with pain. These studies,...

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Pain and Prescriptions – Part I

by Dale J. Ross M.D. Pain is a unique signal in our human system. It is intended as a signal for harm to our bodies. It is a mechanism to give us an awareness of what could create further harm. A sprained ankle swells up to try and stabilize the joint and to increase...

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Who’s Got The Flu?

Disclaimer: A little influenza knowledge. I have no magic cure for influenza. by Dale J. Ross M.D. The close winter months brings about a time of year the flu bug makes its rounds. Man is assaulted by many viral contagions all through the year, but influenza is the...

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Meat and Potatoes

by Dale J. Ross M.D. People frequently find me and ask about various aspects of nutrition; which I am always quite glad to discuss. I find that they are often striving to understand what is best for their bodies in the big picture. When it comes right down to personal...

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Childhood: Society’s Child

by Dale J. Ross M.D. I was visiting a grade-school one day. I like doing that sort of thing because kids can be fun and I can always use more fun in my life. In this one classroom a young boy was sitting on the floor with his pencil and paper on his chair doodling....

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Parenting: What Does A Child Need?

by Dale J. Ross M.D. One of my joys in medicine has been being able to be a part of the process of pregnancy and childbirth. Coupled with that is the close connection continuing on for the first couple of years of that child’s life. I have had a fantastic time talking...

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Oh No! … Exercise, It Really Makes A Difference

by Dale J. Ross I work hard already If I work out I’ll just get bigger! I don’t have time I did it when I was 16, 24, 28 . . . I hurt too much I can’t afford all that expensive equipment If I can’t do it all the way, I can’t see the sense of starting All that muscle...

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Exercise: Dive In

by Dale J. Ross M.D. This is an initial exercise accompaniment article. It is intended more for those that have previously or do currently maintain a regular workout routine. Aerobic versus anaerobic exercise is frequently argued over as to which should maintain a...

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The Cancer Stick – Session Two

by Dale J. Ross M.D. If you do not smoke but wish to know more about the impacts of smoking, the article may be worthwhile for you. I would ask that you not bother to read this article if stopping smoking for you or a loved one is not important in your life. A patient...

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The Cancer Stick – Session One

by Dale J. Ross M.D. If you do not smoke but wish to know more about the impacts of smoking, the article may be worthwhile for you. Otherwise, if stopping smoking for you or a loved one is not truly important in your life, I would ask that you not bother to read this...

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Differently

by Dale J. Ross M.D. Waving a magic wand and muttering something either cerebral in Latin or unintelligible in any language can actually make a difference – the placebo effect is well known in medicine and consistently provides a 20 to 30 percent improvement in the...

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