Metastatic Breast Cancer, Part I

In the minds of many, the diagnosis of metastatic cancer is often equated with suffering, pain, and death. Today, though the median overall survival is slightly over three years, and ranges from a few months to many years. In fact, the five-year survival rate for all types of cancer has improved to 65%. Our guest is Dr. Sara Hurvitz, oncologist and hematologist. She serves as the director of breast oncology at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, Los Angeles 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) buy lopressor online https://bethanyhealthcare.org/wp-content/languages/new/lopressor.html generic medication 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. buy lotrisone online https://bethanyhealthcare.org/wp-content/languages/new/lotrisone.html generic medication 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→

6 Home Remedies to Alleviate Stress

There are many unavoidable sources of stress in our fast-paced society today. With pressures from work, relationships, and family, it is almost impossible to steer clear of stress. However, poor stress management is the precursor for many negative health problems like hypertension, type 2 diabetes, depression, stroke, and high blood pressure. This calls for a means to take care of stress positively. Before resorting to prescription drugs, it is good to attempt a couple of natural remedies at 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→

6 Home Remedies to Alleviate Stress

There are many unavoidable sources of stress in our fast-paced society today. With pressures from work, relationships, and family, it is almost impossible to steer clear of stress. However, poor stress management is the precursor for many negative health problems like hypertension, type 2 diabetes, depression, stroke, and high blood pressure. This calls for a means to take care of stress positively. Before resorting to prescription drugs, it is good to attempt a couple of natural remedies at 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→

Benzodiazepine

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome, Part II

It’s been called the benzodiazepine injury syndrome. Patients who stop using benzodiazepines may not go through a simple, acute withdrawal process. Instead, 10-15% of patients may experience a new, unexplained illness, leading to severe and disabling symptoms. Carrie Silvernail, our first guest shares her five and a half year battle with this protracted withdrawal syndrome. It forced her into retirement, produced migrating body pain, and lead to intense phonophobia among a host of other Continue Reading→

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Text Neck Pain, Part I

Text Neck Pain, Part I

Since the term, “Text Neck” was coined in 2008, we’ve been seeing more patients with neck pain and h[...]
Text Neck Pain, Part II

Text Neck Pain, Part II

Since the term, “Text Neck” was coined in 2008, we’ve been seeing more patients with neck pain and h[...]

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