Can CBD Oil Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms?

What is CBD oil? Cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD oil, is a medicinal product derived from cannabis. Many of the primary chemicals in cannabis are cannabidiols. However, CBD oils do not contain THC, the compound in cannabis that makes you “high.” Researchers have recently starting focusing on CBD oil’s effects on several conditions that …

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to pay $572M in Opioid Trial

Dr. Christo joins Stateside to discuss the verdict in the Oklahoma opioid trial. In a landmark decision, an Oklahoma judge on ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the state’s opioid crisis. Is that a fair settlement?

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 …

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

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!

An Opioid Overdose Emergency Treatment — Don’t Be Home Without It

Do people keep fire extinguishers in their homes because they’re arsonists? Do drivers keep their cars insured because they want to crash them? Of course not. They do these things to help protect themselves in the event of a possibly dangerous situation. So, why are many people who take opioids for pain management hesitant to …