War on Opioids, Part II

The war on opioids began around 2010 when the Centers for Disease Control announced there were over 16,000 opioid-related deaths. That’s a big number – but not all of those deaths involved opioids alone. Our first guest, Angelika, suffers from a painful joint hypermobility condition called “Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.” Despite having a traumatic biking accident, she refused to go to the emergency room, fearing that she’d be labelled an addict, that her opioids would be taken away, and her pain would be left out of control. Author and journalist, Maia Szalavitz, then joins us. She’s written about the war on drugs and how it’s hurting patients who need them the most.

War on Opioids, Part I

The war on opioids began around 2010 when the Centers for Disease Control announced there were over 16,000 opioid-related deaths. That’s a big number – but not all of those deaths involved opioids alone. Our first guest, Angelika, suffers from a painful joint hypermobility condition called “Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.” Despite having a traumatic biking accident, she refused to go to the emergency room, fearing that she’d be labelled an addict, that her opioids would be taken away, and her pain would be left out of control. Author and journalist, Maia Szalavitz, then joins us. She’s written about the war on drugs and how it’s hurting patients who need them the most.

ComfortSafe: Innovations in Anesthesia

If you have pain and need surgery, you’ll want to hear about this new anesthetic technique called “ComfortSafe.” It’s used for patients who don’t want to or can’t tolerate typical anesthesia with opioids. Using ComfortSafe can also help avoid the side effects of general anesthesia, like nausea, vomiting, and confusion. Our first guest, Chris Bedard, …

Healing Touch

Modern medical science is just beginning to understand energy healing. We’re gaining more insight into how to tap biological energy fields, called biofields to support health and soothe pain. Healing Touch accesses these energy fields to restore flow and balance to the body.  Practitioners use gentle hand techniques that release blocks to circulation of energy. …

Text Neck Pain, Part II

Since the term, “Text Neck” was coined in 2008, we’ve been seeing more patients with neck pain and headaches. “Text Neck” or now “Tech Neck” is felt to be a repetitive strain injury from constantly looking down to type or read text messages, answer emails or checking social media sites. First, a rare interview with …

Text Neck Pain, Part I

Since the term, “Text Neck” was coined in 2008, we’ve been seeing more patients with neck pain and headaches. “Text Neck” or now “Tech Neck” is felt to be a repetitive strain injury from constantly looking down to type or read text messages, answer emails or checking social media sites. First, a rare interview with …

What Every Man Should Know about His Health, Part II

Did you know that the average man only lives to age 76? Most guys aren’t healthy at that age either, and wish they had taken better care of themselves. Men often hold back from complaining about pain as well, and many would rather suffer in silence. We’re joined today by Bill Phillips, the Editor-in-Chief of …

What Every Man Should Know about His Health, Part I

Did you know that the average man only lives to age 76? Most guys aren’t healthy at that age either, and wish they had taken better care of themselves. Men often hold back from complaining about pain as well, and many would rather suffer in silence. We’re joined today by Bill Phillips, the Editor-in-Chief of …

Stem Cell Rejuvenation for Pain, Part II

Stem cells have the ability for self-renewal. They can be used to replace cells that have been lost or destroyed, or to change the behavior of other cells. Using stem cells can offer solutions for treating painful conditions such as bone and cartilage defects, osteoarthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, and maybe even nerve damage. Some …

Stem Cell Rejuvenation for Pain, Part I

Stem cells have the ability of self-renewal. They can be used to replace cells that have been lost or destroyed, or to change the behavior of other cells. Using stem cells can offer solutions for treating painful conditions such as bone and cartilage defects, osteoarthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, and maybe even nerve damage. Some …