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Understanding The Many Types Of Nerve Pain

The term “neuropathy” refers to a disorder or disease of the nerves. This can include sensory numbness, muscle weakness or paralysis, gastric dysfunction, or pain. The pain caused by neuropathy is referred to as neuropathic pain, or nerve pain. There are many different types of nerve pain, divided into categories based [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:31:08-07:00 October 24th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Understanding The Many Types Of Nerve Pain

New Findings Released About Cellular Stress And Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain, often referred to as neuralgia, is a complex condition that occurs in 10% of adults over the age of 30. The causes of this pain are as complex and mysterious as the treatment plans, but a new finding in neuropathic pain may simplify both diagnosis and treatment. A [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:31:19-07:00 October 21st, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on New Findings Released About Cellular Stress And Neuropathic Pain

Disease-Sniffing Dogs: The Next Stage Of Diagnostic Medicine?

Dogs’ noses have long been put to use for jobs like bomb sniffing or search and rescue. In recent years, dogs have also shown an impressive ability to sniff out medical conditions. In many cases, disease-sniffing dogs are even able to detect a disease or an oncoming medical crisis before [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:37:37-07:00 August 8th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Disease-Sniffing Dogs: The Next Stage Of Diagnostic Medicine?

What Is Transdermal Magnesium, And Can It Help Pain?

People experiencing chronic pain are often desperate for relief. After trying prescription medications, nerve blocks, complementary medicine, and sometimes even surgery with no relief, they may be willing to try nearly anything for even the smallest reduction in pain. For some, this search for relief has led them to transdermal [...]

Ramadan: Observing The Fast With A Chronic Condition

This year, Ramadan begins the evening of June 17th and ends the evening of July 17th. During this month-long observance, approximately one billion Muslims around the world will not eat, drink, or smoke from dawn until sunset. Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and is considered a [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:40:15-07:00 June 17th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Ramadan: Observing The Fast With A Chronic Condition

5 Health Screening Recommendations For Men

National Men’s Health Week is an important reminder for men (and those who love them) that screening and prevention is the best way to stay healthy and happy for a long time. Screening recommendations for men change slightly as they age, so it’s important to speak with a healthcare provider [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:40:20-07:00 June 16th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 Health Screening Recommendations For Men

Eat This, Not That: Healthy Foods For Diabetes

Eating for diabetes does mean some changes in diet, but it doesn’t mean the end of delicious food. In this edition of Eat This, Not That, we focus on easy swaps for healthy diabetic foods that are as good (if not better!) than the originals. Instead of: A fat, juicy [...]

Managing Diabetes With Food: New Research

For many people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, life seems to turn into a series of “nos”: no sugar, no carbohydrates, no fat, no salt. While dietary changes are definitely necessary to manage diabetes, this doesn’t mean that you can’t have delicious, healthy food. Eating to manage Type 1 [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:30:54-07:00 March 25th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Managing Diabetes With Food: New Research

American Diabetes Association Alert Day: Will You Save Your Life?

Each year the annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day is the fourth Tuesday in March. What can one day do for you? Give you a good indication of your risk With a simple test you can find out what your risk is for developing Type 2 diabetes. There are three [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:43:45-07:00 March 23rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on American Diabetes Association Alert Day: Will You Save Your Life?

Observing National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month. The kidneys are the organs in the body that are responsible for cleaning the blood and maintaining the blood’s chemical balance. They are also in charge of filtering urine and removing wastes from the body. When the kidneys become damaged by disease or another condition [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:43:56-07:00 March 18th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Observing National Kidney Month

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