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Living with Chronic Pain and Illness? You May Be Suffering from a Toxicity Disorder

Anyone can be at risk of being exposed to and affected by environmental toxins. Exposure can occur in your own home, at work, or while traveling. The good news is that for most people the liver is able to break down these toxins so they can pass through the intestines [...]

Managing Colds And Flu

Almost everyone gets a cold during the winter months and for the majority of cold-sufferers, rest, fluids, and over-the-counter medications are enough to help them recover. But winter sickness can mean something more serious for the 5-20% of US residents that come down with the flu each season, with approximately [...]

5 Questions to Ask Before Selecting Your Insurance Plan

Dear Patients, October through December is typically open season for choosing an insurance plan for the upcoming year. When selecting a plan with an eye to going out of the plan network (e.g. The Kaplan Center) there are important pieces of information to know in order to make an informed [...]

Regular Aerobic Exercise Allows for Longer, Happier Lives

Two recent publications reinforce the benefits of aerobic exercise and provide even more motivation to get out and break a sweat on a daily basis. The first study, published in JAMA Network Open last week, found that sedentary lifestyles are as harmful to one's health as having a chronic illness. [...]

Physical Therapy: The Right Touch For Your Musculoskeletal Pain

Pain can come in many forms; it can be the result of an injury, surgery or an illness; it can be intense pain or a subtle ache; it may be acute or longstanding, localized or widespread. However it manifests the bottom line for anyone in pain is: the sooner the [...]

When Lymphedema Occurs After Breast Cancer Treatment

Q: As a breast cancer survivor, I have started to notice swelling in my arm on the same side as my surgery, could that be lymphedema? What would the treatment for that include? Does it hurt? Answered by Michele McLellan, PT, OCS, CLT A:You may indeed be starting to develop [...]

Minimizing Breast Cancer Risk

According to the American Cancer Society, over 1.7 million people are expected to be newly diagnosed with some form of cancer this year alone. The causes of cancer are complex; genetics and our environment can play a large role. So while there is no sure way to prevent it, the [...]

Low-Dose Naltrexone: A Little Known, But Effective Treatment For Chronic Pain

Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) is often confused with naltrexone, which is a pharmaceutical medication used in doses of 50 mg or more to treat alcohol and narcotic pain pill addiction or other opiate abuse. Low-dose naltrexone is a specially compounded capsule of 1.5 to 4.5 mg of naltrexone to help the body [...]