Prodigy

Remembering Prodigy: Overcoming Sickle Cell Anemia

Prodigy, born Albert Johnson, passed away June 20, 2017 at age 42 after a life-long struggle with Sickle Cell Anemia. I was fortunate enough to interview Prodigy on my radio show where we had the chance to talk about his childhood, complications with the disease, and how he overcame his pain. He was dedicated to …

Alec Baldwin and the Increase of Lyme Disease

Alec Baldwin speaks out about his suffering during Lyme Awareness Month. Actor and author Alec Baldwin opened up to People Magazine this week after battling Lyme disease for more than 17 years. Baldwin, who is 59-years-old, said he thought he was going to die. “I was lying in bed saying, ‘I’m going to die of Lyme disease,’ in my bed and ‘I …

Heart Pain: Sounding the Alarm

American Heart Month is coming to an end, but there is another important topic I would like to cover with you. Heart disease, as we all know is the leading killer of women and men in the United States. Studies show that the risk of heart attack is greater among women than men. According to …

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 …

How To Tell If Your Thyroid Is Causing Your Pain

Have you ever wondered whether hypothyroidism is leading to pain throughout your joints and other parts of your body? Your thoughts may be valid. Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. This deficiency can lead to effects in your body that result in chronic pain. Lower levels of …

Preventative Measures for Winter Colds

The holidays are fast approaching and what could be worse than getting sick during the most wonderful time of the year? Some of us find ourselves resilient to cold weather viruses, but a lot of us aren’t so lucky. This week is National Flu Vaccination Week. It’s time to really start thinking about preventing viruses …

Crohn’s and Chronic Pain: What You Need to Know

Today marks the beginning of Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week. For those of us who suffer from forms of Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD), we know that while IBD patients may look healthy, they are suffering on the inside. Crohn’s disease is incurable and attacks the digestive system causing abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever, and …

Family Tree

The Family Tree: What You Don’t Know Can Kill You

The U.S. Surgeon General has declared Thanksgiving National Family Health History Day. Let’s make sure that you and your family members maintain good health. Be aware of your family history, and if you don’t know then ask. Many people are at risk of certain diseases because of their genetics, and knowing your genetic background may …

The Silent Pain of Alzheimer’s: How You Can Help Your Loved One

People at the end stages of Alzheimer’s disease are commonly afflicted with pain and suffering. Communicating this pain is a struggle for many of these patients, caretakers, and loved ones. Not only does the patient have to deal with the physical and mental deterioration accompanying dementia, but that person is often dealing with chronic pain …

Dealing with Diabetes: How to Decrease Your Pain

Diabetes is the most common cause of neuropathy worldwide. People experience burning, numbness, and tingling in their legs most often, and then it can spread up the leg, and to the hands and fingers. When it occurs, it strikes both legs and arms at the same time in a “stocking-glove distribution,” meaning that the affected …