Posts Tagged ‘Medicine’

The Flu Brain

The flu has been front and center in the news this year. Although flu numbers are starting to decline, it is still widespread across the nation. In fact, this year’s flu has been among the worst in nearly a decade and has even caused the death rate to jump. Beyond the normal misery that the…

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Drug-Free Alternatives for Treatment of Pain

In the United States today, more than 33 million Americans ages 12 and older have misused prescription opiate drugs. In 2016 alone, there were more than 63,600 overdose deaths… that’s an average of 115 opioid overdose deaths per day. If nothing is done, A forecast by STAT predicts that as many as 650,000 people will…

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How Social Media is Helping Doctors and Patients

Social media… Everyone seems to be doing it yet some industries seem more suited to the benefits of social media than others. Although at times we tend to think of the medical industry only when we need care, it is perfectly suited for social media, connecting health care professionals with their patients in a new way…

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Can Bioelectronics Really Replace Drug Therapies?

An in-depth and very interesting article published by the New York Times, “Can the Nervous System Be Hacked?”, shares the efforts of neurosurgeon and Feinstein Institute president, Kevin Tracey to uncover the link between the nervous system and the immune system. More specifically, his work led to the hypothesis that electrical stimulation of the vagus…

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Easing the Effects of the Chemo Brain

For patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments, the road to remission is often a very long and difficult one, fatigue, pain, hair loss, nausea and loss of appetite are all common side effects that are widely known. Lesser known are the cognitive effects that chemotherapy has on the brain, though more and more research is being done…

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Beating Post-Stroke Depression

For many stroke survivors, post-stroke depression is a very real and difficult problem. In fact, approximately one-third of stroke sufferers are affected by post-stroke depression. However, just as there continues to be progress on the prevention and treatment of strokes, there are advances in treatment for post-stroke depression, including options that are drug-free, a welcome…

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Seven Simple Steps to Managing Your Health

Placing emphasis on our health is imperative to our well-being. Today it seems that everywhere we turn, we are being bombarded with advice and the resources to gain knowledge are endless so it is hard to really know what advice to follow. Do a search on the internet for healthy lifestyle, for example, and you…

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Blood Pressure and Your Brain

Almost everyone knows someone with High Blood Pressure. In fact, in the United States, almost 78 million (or one out of every three) adults have high blood pressure. While most are aware that high blood pressure can cause a whole host of health problems from heart attack to stroke, fewer people consider what affect high…

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Headaches in Children… When to Get Help

Headaches. As adults nearly everyone has experienced one at one time or another but did you know that nearly 90 percent of school age children also experience headaches? Whether brought on by lack of sleep, stress, allergies or other environmental factors or something more serious such as migraine pain, the occasional headache is usually nothing…

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New Hope for Stroke Sufferers

Chiropractic neurology is gaining popularity in the treatment of many conditions, from vertigo to headaches, pain management and traumatic brain injury to name a few. But did you know that this drug-free, non-invasive treatment is also helping stroke victims? The brain-based therapy that composes chiropractic neurology uses very precise adjustments and instruments to stimulate brain…

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