Novocaine Knocks You Out

Beat Dystonia

After three weeks of feeling beaten down and out of sorts from an upper respiratory infection, I thought I was in the clear–as far as dystonia is concerned. My arms had been feeling like they were on fire from a neuropathy flare-up, but my muscles were still cooperating with my brain, which is always greatly appreciated. In the midst of that period, I’d even been able to drive to visit my friend … [Read more...]

‘Survivor’ 2016 Winner Raises Awareness For Women’s Lung Health in Mom Susie’s Honor

'Survivor' 2016 Winner Adam Klein Raises Awareness for Women's Lung Health in Mom Susie's Honor

You might be surprised to learn that lung cancer takes the lives of more men and women than any other cancer in this country each year. In fact, it’s been the leading cause of cancer deaths for women in the United States since 1987, but you would hardly know it if you merely looked at the media attention, research and fundraising efforts earmarked for cancer awareness in women. However, the … [Read more...]

How to Combat Chronic Pain Without Dependency On Drugs

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During this past week’s Recovery 2.0 online conference, founder and addiction specialist Tommy Rosen interviewed Peter Przekop, D.O., Ph.D. about the growing chronic pain epidemic in the face of a medical establishment ill-equipped to manage long-term pain without the use of potent pharmaceuticals, like opioids. The doctor of osteopathy developed and directed the pain management program at the … [Read more...]

10 Ways We Can Love Our Brains To Keep Mentally Sharp As We Age

Dementia Prevention

  Alzheimer’s disease is one of the largest public health concerns facing an aging American population. An estimated 5.2 million Americans have this progressive, neurological disease, which is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the most common form of dementia. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, which gradually interferes with a person’s ability to … [Read more...]

Protect Skin With These Summer Sun Safety Tips

Protect Skin With These Summer Sun Safety Tips

This past Monday Memorial Day marked the unofficially first day of summer. Many celebrated with barbecues and trips to the beach or by opening up household pools. Right on cue, it’s been heating up here in Connecticut, with daytime temperatures in the 80s and high 70s. As more of us are heading outdoors to enjoy the sun, today—Sunscreen Day—is the perfect time to review some summer sun safety tips … [Read more...]

Donning Purple to Draw Awareness to Lupus

Put On Purple for Lupus Awareness

Like a lion hiding in the underbrush before it pounces on its spied prey, the symptoms and severity of lupus and other auotimmune diseases can sneak up you when you are least prepared for it. One day you may be feeling like your old self before the disease took root, super strong, active and as healthy as the next person. The next day you may literally collapse, a rash spreading across your skin, … [Read more...]

What We Need to Know About Women's Cancers

Incidence of Women's Cancer

The doctors of the band N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease) are turning up the volume on the healing power of music by reaching out to women with gynecologic cancers and raising awareness of these lesser-known diseases. The Emmy Award-winning, self-titled documentary, which follows the six gynecologic oncology surgeons who span the country and the women they treat, aims to educate an even bigger … [Read more...]

Rev Run and Wife Justine Urge Readers to Get Screened for Diabetes

Rev Run Talks Diabetes Risk

Yesterday was hip-hop icon Rev Run’s birthday and World Diabetes Day. Wondering what the two have in common? After learning about the Ask.Screen.Know campaign for diabetes from Novo Nordisk, Rev Run knew he had to get involved to help others at risk for developing the disease. “I found out that November 14 is World Diabetes Day. That’s actually my birthday,” Rev Run said in an interview this … [Read more...]

New Mother Met Mesothelioma Head On–Her Story and Recovery

Abestos Causes Mestholiama

Heather Von St. James was just 36 years old when she was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. The aggressive form of cancer, which affects the membrane lining of the lungs, abdomen and, rarely, heart, is most often diagnosed in people between the ages of 50 and 70. Von St. James was the mother of a 3-month-old when she discovered she had the most serious of asbestos-related diseases. “I’m a new … [Read more...]

On Food Day, Nation Celebrates Real Food, Casts Light on Food Injustices

RealFoodDay

Communities all over the country will gather on or around Friday, October 24, for Food Day, an annual celebration to help draw attention to food justice issues, such as access to healthy food and the treatment of farm and food workers. This year’s theme, “Real Food, Just Food,” will be the focus of an array of events, from food festivals to film screenings. This is the fourth year that Center for … [Read more...]