Remembering Elvis Presley: The 40th Anniversary of His Passing

August 16, 2017: The 40th Anniversary of Elvis Presley’s Death

Elvis Presley remains the most iconic American musician of all time, even 40 years after his death in 1977. His albums still earn millions of dollars each year, and most artists in the industry today, across many genres attribute their musical inspiration to Elvis. But this successful and charismatic man was living in a great deal of pain, especially near the end of his life. Some experts, including Dr. Forrest Tennant feel that Elvis suffered from an autoimmune disease caused by traumatic Continue Reading→

women and pain

Women and Pain, Part I

Do women experience more pain than men? Is pain more severe in women? Or, are women just overly emotional about their pain? Jennifer Bolen, an attorney and founder of The Legal Side of Pain shares how her own struggle with pain has given her firsthand knowledge of gender disparities in the medical system. Then Dr. Roger Fillingim, Director of the University of Florida Pain Research and Intervention Center reveals what’s really known about the prevalence of pain in women, details about sexual Continue Reading→

August 16, 2017: The 40th Anniversary of Elvis Presley’s Death

Elvis Presley remains the most iconic American musician of all time, even 40 years after his death in 1977. His albums still earn millions of dollars each year, and most artists in the industry today, across many genres attribute their musical inspiration to Elvis. But this successful and charismatic man was living in a great Continue Reading→

How JFK’s Back Pain May Have Led to His Death

A resurgence of John F. Kennedy’s pain struggles are in the news after a newly released publication in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. We learned on our JFK show from noted historian Robert Dallek, that Kennedy struggled with substantial low back pain, but he also suffered from an autoimmune disorder that probably lead Continue Reading→

Foods for chronic pain

[FREE DOWNLOAD] The Do’s and Don’ts of Eating with Chronic Pain

Pain fighting foods can help you in your triumph over chronic pain. Following these guidelines of "The Do's and Don'ts of Eating with Chronic Pain" can ease the pain of Fibromyalgia, back pain, arthritis, and IBS. I've spoken on my show with Anne Wilson about foods that fight pain and slim the body, and how she is living a virtually pain-free life with arthritis by changing her diet. We've also learned from guest Lisa DeFazio, healthy lifestyle expert, nutritionist, and TV host, about our Continue Reading→

When Pain Threatens Your Appetite, Part I

Do we live to eat, or eat to live?  Are there particular foods that can actually alleviate painful conditions? Our guest is Lisa DeFazio, healthy lifestyle expert, nutritionist, and TV host. She’s a certified registered dietitian with a masters degree in Nutritional Science. Lisa will explore these topics and help us regain control of our appetite and nutrition when pain threatens to change Continue Reading→

low back pain stretches

[FREE DOWNLOAD] Low Back Stretches for Pain Relief

Are you suffering from lower back pain? About 80% of Americans are at some point during their lives. Stretching on a regular basis can improve mobility, lengthen back muscles and reduce chronic pain. Here are some stretches to get you moving. Download Continue Reading→

Yoga

Yoga for Well-Being and Comfort

Aches and Gains radio guest Dima, a vice president in financial services, suffered a serious motorcycle accident and Jiu jitzu injury, which left him with a herniated disc and severe pain. Always athletic, active and outgoing, Dima’s chronic pain forced him to step away from the quality of life he was accustomed to, an all too common consequence many pain sufferers experience. Dima became introverted and withdrawn from social situations, especially related to sports. His focus shifted to Continue Reading→

marijuana vs opioids

Medical Marijuana Preferred Over Opioids for Managing Pain

A recently published study reports that medical marijuana can be an effective and preferred treatment for pain. It found that 97% of patients said they are able to decrease the amount of opiates they consume when they also use cannabis, and 81% said that using cannabis by itself was more effective at treating their condition than taking cannabis with opioids.  The pain management options in the study were opioids, which are widely distributed for intense pain relief, or medical marijuana. The Continue Reading→

acupuncture

Acupuncture Successfully Used as a Replacement for Opioids in Emergency Patients

A recently published study found that acupuncture was a safe alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients arriving at accident and emergency. The study took place in four hospitals in Melbourne, Australia, and was the world’s largest randomized controlled trial of acupuncture in emergency departments. It found that the treatment is a low-risk and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients. Professor Marc Cohen from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology , Continue Reading→

marijuana vs opioids

Medical Marijuana Preferred Over Opioids for Managing Pain

A recently published study reports that medical marijuana can be an effective and preferred treatment for pain. It found that 97% of patients said they are able to decrease the amount of opiates they consume when they also use cannabis, and 81% said that using cannabis by itself was more effective at treating their condition than taking cannabis with opioids.  The pain management options in the study were opioids, which are widely distributed for intense pain relief, or medical marijuana. The Continue Reading→

Drug Cocktail

Common Deadly Drug Cocktails

Where were you when you found out Kurt Cobain died? News of drug abuse and overdose has been increasing in the media as of late. Many of us may know, either personally or professionally, someone suffering from drug or alcohol addiction who has died.  However, not all drug and alcohol deaths are addiction related. In fact, there are several instances of non-abusers mixing substances such as alcohol and prescription medications which then result in death.  Some of the following cautions may Continue Reading→

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The Hidden Pain in Every Kitchen, Part I

The Hidden Pain in Every Kitchen, Part I

Chefs spend their lives standing up, walking quickly, chopping, twisting, bending, and lifting heavy[...]
The Hidden Pain in every Kitchen, Part II

The Hidden Pain in every Kitchen, Part II

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