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 …

Celebrity-endorsed Theragun promises to pound the muscle pain away

Can this massage gun can help ease sore muscles and speed up recovery? Theragun is a percussive therapy device, which claims to treat muscle soreness and speed up muscle recovery time. Instead of having a human massager to manually manipulate one’s soft tissue, the machines can apparently do the same through targeted vibration — which …

Lyme Disease and Post Lyme Disease Syndrome featuring Ally Hilfiger, Part II

Imagine a tick bite steeling your childhood, making you crazy, and almost killing you. This is how our first guest, Ally Hilfiger, the daughter of designer Tommy Hilfiger describes her painful experience with Lyme Disease. About 10-20% of patients develop the chronic form of the disease called, Post Lyme Disease Syndrome (PLDS). Ally continues to …

Lyme Disease and Post Lyme Disease Syndrome featuring Ally Hilfiger, Part I

Imagine a tick bite steeling your childhood, making you crazy, and almost killing you. This is how our first guest, Ally Hilfiger, the daughter of designer Tommy Hilfiger describes her painful experience with Lyme Disease. About 10-20% of patients develop the chronic form of the disease called, Post Lyme Disease Syndrome (PLDS). We’ll first hear …

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 …

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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 …

FDA wants to expedite generic opioid overdose treatments

In regards to the opioid crisis, Dr. Paul Christo says he “thinks there’s a lot of talk but I haven’t seen a lot of action yet,” in terms of policy changes. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi speak to him. View on Yahoo! Finance

Barbara L. and Rheumatoid Arthritis – Reader Story

The following story was submitted to Dr. Christo. We want to thank Barbara for sharing her journey with us. I was diagnosed at 15 with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. I was in high school, and while it was difficult, I finished school thanks to a teacher. I had good days, bad days and worse; my JRA …

Sleep Deprivation and Weight Gain

Sleep Deprivation and Weight Gain

Weight gain can be a symptom of a lot of different illnesses, but it can also increase the risk of others, which is one of the reasons doctors are so concerned about it.  Sleep deprivation is a problem for many Americans nowadays, with more than 30 percent of adults reporting to the CDC that they …

Thousands of suits brought against U.S. Drugmakers

Thousands of Suits Brought Against U.S. Drugmakers

Dr. Christo was a special guest on the news show Crossroads discussing the legal suits that have been brought against U.S. Drugmakers. Among the suits is one filed against Johnson & Johnson that claims they facilitated the opioid crisis. Watch the interview now!