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The COVID-19 Pandemic and Opioid-Related Deaths

  The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has forced states across the US to implement lockdown measures. As a result, authorities have reported increased cases of opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Although there is no precise estimate as to how many individuals have overdosed on opioids this year, there is an expectation that the figure will surpass the total number of cases from 2019. Paul Christo, MD, a professor of anesthesiology and critical care Continue Reading→

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Opioid Deaths Nationwide: WTOP Radio 103.5 FM Interview

Dr. Christo visited WTOP Radio 103.5 FM in Washington D.C. to discuss the topic of opioid deaths nationwide. Are the deaths related to COVID? Are we improving our opioid death rate as a country? Listen below for the 2 part series! Part 1 Part 2 Continue Reading→

Kelly Preston died on July 12 following a two-year battle with breast cancer

Kelly Preston Dies of Breast Cancer at 57: 'She Was a Bright, Beautiful and Loving Soul' "On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, adored wife and mother, passed away following a two-year battle with breast cancer," a family representative tells PEOPLE exclusively. "Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been Continue Reading→

Melissa Etheridge’s son Beckett dead at 21 from opioid addiction, singer says: ‘My heart is broken’

Rock musician Melissa Etheridge's son Beckett has died. He was 21. In an Instagram post, Etheridge confirmed that Beckett died on Wednesday due to his opioid addiction. "Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction," the 58-year-old singer wrote in the Continue Reading→

Opioids May be Appropriate for Chronic Pain

Opioid May be Appropriate for Chronic Pain (Christo - J Law Med Ethics - July 2020) Read the article published by Dr. Christo in the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics in favor of using opioids with chronic pain patients when necessary. Continue Reading→

5 Foods for the Digestive Tract

A healthy digestive tract is good for more reasons than you probably realize. Many people don’t know the true benefit of gut health. We are all familiar with debilitating intestinal discomfort as well as unregulated bowel movements, which are problems that can be avoided with a healthy digestive tract. But on top of that, your gut health can be directly linked to your mental health too. An overgrowth of bad bacteria in your gut can lead to an overgrowth of bad bacteria elsewhere. There are Continue Reading→

How to Avoid Back Pain While Sitting at the Office

Our bodies were meant to be in an active state the majority of the time. As humans have evolved, we have found easier ways to complete everyday tasks using technology. Although these advancements have created easier and more efficient ways of doing things, they also encourage us to move around less. With this in mind, it’s important that you are aware of the health risks that inactive lifestyles can cause, your daily activity levels and how you correct them if need be. Active Lifestyle On Continue Reading→

Getting Back on Your Feet: Ways to Treat and Prevent Osteoporosis

Getting Back on Your Feet: Ways to Treat and Prevent Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis literally means a porous bone, so if you develop this condition you have fragile and unhealthy bone. You also may hear experiences of patients (or by you if you have osteoporosis) describe this bone condition as painful with cracking bones. When an individual is dealing with osteoporosis, the bones become porous and fragile, and the risk of an individual’s possibility of getting a fracture is significantly increased. Additionally, this bone condition occurs progressively and Continue Reading→

Cancer, Cannabis, And You

New treatments for pain and nausea are available but come pre-packaged with social stigmas. Cancer and its treatment are often painful, and doctors are always on the lookout for ways to relieve discomfort. This usually means prescribing opioids, which are an effective way to treat pain associated with tumors and chemotherapy. However, these can be dangerous drugs and run the risk of addiction if taken improperly or if given to patients with certain risk factors for abuse. Because of this, many Continue Reading→

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7 Ways to Fit Relaxation into a Busy Schedule

Having a busy schedule whether it be work, parenting or a mix can be a stressful and tiring experience. It is important to look after yourself and fit in time to relax from everyday struggles. Whether this is from a long week at work, looking after the kids, or approaching deadlines, it is important to look after your own health, both mentally and physically. Here are 7 ways to fit relaxation into our everyday busy lives: Meditate in the morning Have a good laugh Enjoy some recreation Continue Reading→

opioids and COVID

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Opioid-Related Deaths

  The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has forced states across the US to implement lockdown measures. As a result, authorities have reported increased cases of opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Although there is no precise estimate as to how many individuals have overdosed on opioids this year, there is an expectation that the figure will surpass the total number of cases from 2019. Paul Christo, MD, a professor of anesthesiology and critical care Continue Reading→

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Opioid Deaths Nationwide: WTOP Radio 103.5 FM Interview

Dr. Christo visited WTOP Radio 103.5 FM in Washington D.C. to discuss the topic of opioid deaths nationwide. Are the deaths related to COVID? Are we improving our opioid death rate as a country? Listen below for the 2 part series! Part 1 Part 2 Continue Reading→

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Gout: The King of Pain?

Gout: The King of Pain?

The pain from gout can be crushing.  It’s the most common inflammatory joint disease and affect[...]
Osteoporosis: Silent, Searing and Bone Breaking

Osteoporosis: Silent, Searing and Bone Breaking

Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone isn’t able to keep up with the removal of old bone[...]

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and Opioid-Related Deaths

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Opioid-Related Deaths

  The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has forced states across the Read More
Opioid Deaths Nationwide: WTOP Radio 103.5 FM Interview

Opioid Deaths Nationwide: WTOP Radio 103.5 FM Interview

Dr. Christo visited WTOP Radio 103.5 FM in Washington D.C. to discuss the topic of opioid deathsRead More
Is Telehealth Effective for Treating Chronic Pain?

Is Telehealth Effective for Treating Chronic Pain?

Telehealth or telemedicine refers to the various ways healthcare professionals can provide their sRead More

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Also on #AchesAndGains tomorrow, I'm speaking with expert and author of The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis, Dr. Keith McCormick. He'll share his experience as both a patient who overcame 12 fragility fractures, and an #osteoporosis expert who’s developed a nutrition based prevention and treatment program.

Tune in starting at 5:30pm ET tomorrow on SiriusXM Family Talk 131!
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Did you know that #Gout is the most common inflammatory #JointDisease and affects over 5 million people in the United States alone? Tomorrow on #AchesAndGains we're talking about the disease. Tune in tomorrow starting at 5pm ET on SiriusXM Family Talk 131!
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The station will be named #MSVibes, and will be focused “on popular music, educational content and relatable topics to which listeners can connect, uplift and recharge.” https://bit.ly/2VB3xIu #MultipleSclerosis
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"If you’re dealing with SI joint pain, sitting in positions that put these ligaments under tension may lead to further pain and irritation." https://bit.ly/3g4Jz29 via Healthline #SacroiliacJointPain
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Dr. Paul Christo
A lot of the foods made around the holidays can be detrimental to your #ChronicPain. Here's what you should avoid: http://bit.ly/2rsttXu #AchesAndGains
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"You should also factor in your sleep position with your purchase." https://bit.ly/3qlPSmv via Healthline #ChronicPain #HipPain #BackPain

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Also on #AchesAndGains tomorrow, I'm speaking with an author and expert on #Osteoporosis about his experience & nutrition based prevention and treatment program. Tune in at 5:30pm ET tomorrow on @SiriusXM FamilyTalk 131! https://t.co/ycb2xV7gYp DrPaulChristo photo

Did you know #gout is the most common inflammatory #JointDisease and affects over 5M people in the U.S. alone? Tune into #AchesAndGains tomorrow on @SiriusXM FamilyTalk 131 starting at 5pm ET to find out more! https://t.co/Z52WtUJxqt DrPaulChristo photo

The new station will be called #MSVibes & will be focused “on popular music, educational content and relatable topics to which listeners can connect, uplift and recharge". https://t.co/eNlGMXMUmy #MS

Certain positions are less likely to cause pain than others: https://t.co/9rAPZr5DkT via @Healthline #SacroiliacJointPain

" #TietzeSyndrome is a rare inflammatory condition that causes swelling of the cartilage that attaches the upper ribs to the breastbone or sternum." https://t.co/pSrTTApd2d via @mnt

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