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 …

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 …

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!

First New Depression Drug Since Prozac

Dr. Christo is LIVE in the studio with Michelle Makoi from Clear Cut on I24. They discuss the FDA’s approval of a new class of drug for depression called Esketamine. This is an important breakthrough in the treatment of treatment-resistant depression.

Mind Over Body: Scientists Show How Meditation Physically Changes Your Brain & DNA

Meditation Relieves Pain A study published in the Journal of Neuroscience in 2011 concluded that mindfulness-based meditation can relieve pain. Fadel Zeidan of Wake Forest University along with his team scanned participants brains as they received uncomfortably hot touches to their legs. Those who practised meditation reported experiencing less pain when they simply focused on their …

Acute Flaccid Paralysis

This mysterious disease confounds doctors. Dr. Paul Christo speaks with i24 about Acute Flaccid Paralysis.