David Messenger MD


Referred Shoulder Pain

Unexplained shoulder pain that does not change when you move your neck, shoulder, or arm or that occurs with symptoms elsewhere in your body (such as in your abdomen or chest) may be referred shoulder pain. Referred pain means that a problem exists somewhere else in the body other than where you feel the pain. Causes of…

Sleep Problems, Age 12 and Older

Discusses various sleep problems of those 12 and older. Covers insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and restless leg syndrome. Offers tips to improve sleep. Includes interactive tool to help you decide when to call a doctor.

Vital Signs in Children

What are vital signs? Vital signs include heart rate, respiration (breathing rate), blood pressure, and temperature. Knowing the ranges for vital signs for your child can help you notice problems early or relieve concerns you may have about how your child is doing. The table below includes information that can help…

Vital Signs in Children

What are vital signs? Vital signs include heart rate, respiration (breathing rate), blood pressure, and temperature. Knowing the ranges for vital signs for your child can help you notice problems early or relieve concerns you may have about how your child is doing. The table below includes information that can help…

Suicide Threats: What to Do

If the suicide threat seems real, with a specific plan and the means at hand, follow these steps: Call , or the police if is not available. Consider your own safety. If you are in a safe environment and the person will not harm you: Stay with the person, or ask someone you trust to stay with the person, until help…