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 …

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 …

Best Christmas Gifts for Your Health

Only a few more days until Santa is on his merry way! What are you asking for this year? I feel like there are two types of people during the holiday season. Those who may be more extravagant with their wishes – asking for things they would never buy for themselves – and those that …

Dr. Christo & America’s First Radio Show on Overcoming Pain

Dr. Paul Christo is a board-certified, Harvard trained anesthesiologist and Johns Hopkins–trained pain medicine specialist. He’s an associate professor and researcher at Hopkins in the division of pain medicine and department of anesthesiology and critical care medicine. You might think someone with such an impressive academic pedigree might talk a little over your head and …

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. …

Gunnar Peterson – Functional Fitness for Pain, Part II

Pain often leads to restricted movements, changes in posture, and ultimately a more sedentary life. Exercise offers much more pain relief than you might imagine, especially a program that emphasizes functional training. Gunnar Peterson, trainer for professional athletes and stars like Jennifer Lopez and Sylvester Stallone, shares how his exercise program can reduce and resist …

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 …

Gunnar Peterson – Functional Fitness for Pain, Part I

Pain often leads to restricted movements, changes in posture, and ultimately a more sedentary life. Exercise offers much more pain relief than you might imagine, especially a program that emphasizes functional training. Gunnar Peterson, trainer for professional athletes and stars like Jennifer Lopez and Sylvester Stallone shares how his exercise program can reduce and resist pain.

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 …