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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

The Silent Pain of Alzheimer’s: How You Can Help Your Loved One

People at the end stages of Alzheimer’s disease are commonly afflicted with pain and suffering. Communicating this pain is a struggle for many of these patients, caretakers, and loved ones. Not only does the patient have to deal with the physical and mental deterioration accompanying dementia, but that person is often dealing with chronic pain …

Dealing with Diabetes: How to Decrease Your Pain

Diabetes is the most common cause of neuropathy worldwide. People experience burning, numbness, and tingling in their legs most often, and then it can spread up the leg, and to the hands and fingers. When it occurs, it strikes both legs and arms at the same time in a “stocking-glove distribution,” meaning that the affected …

Overcoming the Pain of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma – The Brittany Daniel Story, Part II

Low back pain or pain in general can be one of the first symptoms of cancer. Brittany Daniel, TV and film actress known for her role on, The Game experienced just that. Her first symptom of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) was worsening low back pain.

Brittany shares more details about overcoming the pain from the lymphoma, cancer treatments, and surgery. Dr. Nina Wagner, oncologist and lymphoma expert from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine provides up to date information on risks, symptoms to be aware of, and current treatments for NHL.

World Heart Day: Pain as a Warning Sign of Heart Disease

World Heart Day is on September 29th this year, and is the World Heart Federation’s largest platform for raising awareness about cardiovascular disease. As you may know, heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death around the world. Despite its prevalence, heart disease is actually preventable.

Lyme Disease and Post Lyme Disease Syndrome, 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 …