Mind Wandering, Aging, Cognitive Change and Creativity

In Healthcare Advances By Dr. Charles Shively / November 7, 2019

What is the connection between aging and mind wandering or mind drift? How is mind wandering associated with cognitive change? Does cognitive change impact the ability for creativity? Read more

The NBC Television Interview --Almased

In Healthcare Advances By Dr. Charles Shively / August 28, 2019

The popularity of the weight management product, Almased, was showcased on NBC affiliate Channel 11 in Atlanta. How it works, why it works and where it can be purchased was the focus of the interview as part of the America’s Healthcare Tour sponsored by www.AskDrS.org.

Seven Points of Difference With LGHP Diet Impacting Change of Life

In Healthcare Advances By Dr. Charles Shively / August 27, 2019

Why are individuals seeking a Change of Life today? How is Change of Life defined in today’s fast paced world? For many it is about seeking holistic wellness in mind, body and spirit. This wellness through a Change of Life can be achieved by adjusting our mindset and embracing daily seven key elements. Why is this important? These seven keys can cause release of restrictions that slow our progress toward longevity. What are these seven points of difference that can define Change of Life today? Read more

Change and Age: How Key Mindset Changes Help Us Advance

In Healthcare Advances By Dr. Charles Shively / August 21, 2019

As we age, we need remember a lyric from a song by Crosby, Stills and Nash. “Don’t let the past remind us of what we are now”. Why? Staying positive is a major component of happiness and it is known that increased lifespan is linked with our years of happiness. For the older population, constant changes in health and money issues can cause unhappiness and can neutralize a positive outlook. What’s back there is back there. Avoid dwelling on the past! Read more

If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now: For Men Only!

In Healthcare Advances By Dr. Charles Shively / August 19, 2019

For many men, concern for their health during their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s is not at the top of the important list. It wasn’t for me as I recall. Lack of health care monitoring earlier in life for any man can open the door for serious specific disease challenges later in life. If I only knew then what I know now! Read more

The Complex Science of Pain: Where To From Here?

In Healthcare Advances By Dr. Charles Shively / August 15, 2019

“Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world is so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes”. This quotation, offered by George Orwell, author of the dystopian classic, 1984, is still valid. Most physicians will acknowledge that pain is a complex response that includes not a distinct sensation but also motor activity, changes in emotion and re-focusing of attention causing a brand new…elusive memory. Yet for most it is not a slow burning memory…it is ever present. Is state of the art today about not killing the pain but just making it go away? Read more

Device Addiction Is Reality Today

In Healthcare Advances By Dr. Charles Shively / August 6, 2019

Is device addiction caused by a thirst for wholeness through a constant need for reassurance? Is this a type of bliss? Although the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th Edition (DSM-5) has not yet classified device addiction as a type of mental personality disorder, it may surprise many to realize this is a serious addiction. Addiction comes in many ways to every individual in this modern world: Desire and Need for Acceptance and Reassurance, Rapid Communication, Alcohol Consumption, Opioid Dependence, Smoking, Need for Visualized Comfort, Sensory Experiences, Online/ Computer Gaming and others. What is your addiction? Read more

Clostridium difficile Infection: The Modern Day Black Plague?

Beware! Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) will not go quietly into the night. Can tranquility come on the heels of the infection fire? Also known as C. diff, it is a Gram-positive, anaerobic, spore-forming, cytotoxin-producing bacillus causing diarrhea and in more severe cases pseudomembranous colitis. There has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of CDI during the past three decades worldwide. North America has seen CDI incidence increase five-fold in community dwelling populations and in the over 65 age group. Incidence has also increased in Europe, most notably the UK, the Netherlands and France. More disturbing is that the severity has also increased. It has been reported that nearly a ten-fold increase in CDI associated morbidity was observed in Canada alone. The changes appear to be due partly because of new identified hypervirulent epidemic strains of C. difficile. Read more