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 …

Naloxone: The antidote for opioid overdose

Did you know that Americans are more likely to die from an opioid overdose than a motor vehicle crash? A lifesaving drug called naloxone can make the difference between life and death from an opioid overdose. Today’s show will give us an in-depth look at this drug. Does it really save lives, when do we …

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 …

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!

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 …