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Heart Disease

Why Are African-Americans At Greater Risk of Heart Disease?

Here at Aches and Gains, we have previously discussed heart disease and recognizing the pain symptoms associated with a heart attack, heart failure, or stoke. We’ve examined the implications of the increased risk of heart disease among Baby Boomers. But, men and women in their 50s, 60s and 70s are not the only group at risk for cardiovascular conditions, nor is age the only contributing factor. February is American Heart Month. It is also Black History Month. Now is the time to reflect on Continue Reading→

Heart Disease

What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Prevent Heart Disease

Heart disease is the top killer for women and men in the United States, especially for those in their 50s, 60s and 70s. Heart disease is becoming an epidemic that must be addressed not just by medications and frequent screenings, but by lifestyle changes. Among the baby boomer generation, Americans born between 1945 through 1964 the risk of developing heart disease increases significantly due to tobacco use and frequent drug and alcohol use during the adolescent and young adult years. The Continue Reading→

Breast Cancer

Beating Breast Cancer Pain: What You Need to Know

Those who are battling breast cancer are bound to feel pain at some point. It may result from the cancer itself or from the treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or other therapies. Regardless of the stage of the cancer, pain can occur. In fact, as many as 50% of cancer patients with pain may remain under treated. Cancer pain may be more prominent if it spreads (metastasizes) to other parts of the body - especially the bones. Additionally, tumors can invade into nerves, soft Continue Reading→

Overcoming the Pain of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma – The Brittany Daniel Story, Part II

Low back pain or pain in general can be one of the first symptoms of cancer. Brittany Daniel, TV and film actress known for her role on, The Game experienced just that. Her first symptom of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) was worsening low back pain. Brittany shares more details about overcoming the pain from the lymphoma, cancer treatments, and surgery. Dr. Nina Wagner, oncologist and lymphoma expert from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine provides up to date information on Continue Reading→

When Pain Alters 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→

The Hidden Pain in Every Kitchen, Part I

Chefs spend their lives standing up, walking quickly, chopping, twisting, bending, and lifting heavy pots and pans. Executive Chef Mark Peel was the owner of the award-winning Los Angeles restaurant called Campanile. His work in the kitchen led to carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, and low back pain. He’s overcome all three conditions and continues to thrive in his career. Mark’s here to share with us just how he moved beyond the pain, and tempt us with his new fast food Continue Reading→

These Exercises Will Help Improve Your Heart Health

Throughout February, Aches and Gains has celebrated American Heart Month. The chronic pain associated with heart disease, commonly resulting from obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes, can be devastating for those living with these cardiovascular conditions and their loved ones. As I’ve previously shared, it is essential to recognize the warning signs for a heart attack or stroke, particular among at risk groups such as Baby Boomers and African Americans. (more…) Continue Reading→

Detox

The Chronic Pain Detox

It is five days into the New Year! I hope you are all feeling confident that you can overcome your battle with chronic pain. If you do not yet have a list of resolutions, or you know you want to do something but don’t know where to start, here are a few tips. These center on specific foods that we enjoy eating, but often worsen pain. Now is the time to adhere to a new anti-pain diet. (more…) Continue Reading→

Stress and More Stress, Part I

Have you ever wondered whether stress triggers that nagging backache or headache? Our guest, Dr. Kathleen Hall, is an international stress expert that has worked with several Fortune 500 companies on stress and work life balance. She’s also the founder of The Stress Institute® and Mindful Living Network®. We’ll find out firsthand just how to counter the negative impact of stress, explore solutions for conquering pain caused by stress, and hear about Dr. Hall’s blueprint for stress Continue Reading→

Breast Cancer

Beating Breast Cancer Pain: What You Need to Know

Those who are battling breast cancer are bound to feel pain at some point. It may result from the cancer itself or from the treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or other therapies. Regardless of the stage of the cancer, pain can occur. In fact, as many as 50% of cancer patients with pain may remain under treated. Cancer pain may be more prominent if it spreads (metastasizes) to other parts of the body - especially the bones. Additionally, tumors can invade into nerves, soft 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→

Keeping Up With the Joneses: What White Collar Addiction Looks Like

We all have a picture in our head of what addiction looks like. We’ve heard about encounters with drug addicts. One addict is not like the other; that is, they may abuse different substances, but all share the disease of addiction. Some people may even picture drug addicts as coming from a lower socio-economic bracket. However, addiction can manifest itself in many forms. (more…) Continue Reading→

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Heart Pain: Sounding the Alarm, Part III

Heart Pain: Sounding the Alarm, Part III

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Heart Pain: Sounding the Alarm, Part IV

Heart Pain: Sounding the Alarm, Part IV

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These Exercises Will Help Improve Your Heart Health

Throughout February, Aches and Gains has celebrated American Heart Month. The chronic pain assocRead More

Why Are African-Americans At Greater Risk of Heart Disease?

Here at Aches and Gains, we have previously discussed heart disease and recognizing the pain symptomRead More

What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Prevent Heart Disease

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