Every day we wash our hands. We use hand sanitizers. We sneeze into the crook of our elbows, and during flu season we try not to shake hands. We do all this to avoid bacteria because everyone knows bacteria is bad for you, right? Not always. Along with a rise [...]
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Whether you have found out that you have celiac disease, suffer from gluten sensitivity, or your doctor has recommended that you try to limit or eliminate gluten from your diet for inflammatory bowel disease or another chronic condition, finding delicious and healthy food to eat instead of gluten can feel [...]
These days, more people are going gluten-free. More than just a fad or a trend, eliminating gluten from your diet can result in: Less inflammation in the joints: Gluten has been linked to inflammation in the joints, exacerbating conditions like arthritis. Help with chronic pain: Those with fibromyalgia have reported [...]
Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel condition that results in inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract; however, it most commonly affects the lower small intestine (ileum) or the beginning of the large intestine (colon). The symptoms of Crohn’s disease [...]
Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that results in long-lasting ulcers and inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. The innermost lining of the large intestine and rectum are affected by this disease. Ulcerative colitis generally develops slowly and progressively worsens. Symptoms of ulcerative colitis vary among [...]
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects 700,000 people in the U.S. Men and women are diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in equal number, but the disease is more prevalent in adolescents and adults ages 15-35. Recent research on Crohn’s disease is uncovering more potential risk factors, causes, and [...]
Dr. Nick Scott discusses Neck Pain. Watch this video and learn about symptoms and treatments for Neck Pain. Pain Doctor Nick Scott Talks About Neck Pain. Neck pain is one of the most prevalent reasons individuals consult with their physician. Neck pain occurs slightly more often in women, however many people [...]
Chronic pain can be described as pain persisting more than 90 days, or three months. Generally speaking, the pain lasts far longer than expected. Descriptions of chronic pain vary and can be mild to severe, short-lived to long-lived, or an annoyance to debilitating. Approximately 100 million people in the [...]
As with fashion, there are trends and hot topics in health. These hot topics are generated by new discoveries and understandings in research, and this year there are three particular areas to watch for: gut microbes, regenerative/stem cell therapy, and the practice of mindfulness. Gut microbes Gut microbes (also know [...]
Diagnosis and treatment of pain in children can be extremely difficult. For a small child that cannot yet speak, it may be nearly impossible to know that the child is in pain and what it may be caused by. Children may flinch away from contact, cry (with or without tears), may be unable to be comforted, and may make facial expressions that indicate they are feeling pain. Detecting pain in children often mostly depends on what an observer can report. Even if the child is older and is capable of telling their parents they suffer from chronic pain, they may shy away from doing so, as they don’t want to be taken in for a doctor’s visit or do not want to place stress on their parents. Another issue that may arise is that a physician may be so concentrated on trying to treat and find the causation of the child’s pain that the actual pain goes untreated.