Entries by Gary Kaplan, DO

Pain and Depression: A Fire in the Brain

You’re not imagining it. The majority of individuals who suffer with chronic pain also suffer with depression, and the majority of people who suffer from depression also suffer from chronic pain. At first glance, these statements may seem like a double-dose of bad news for any patient suffering with fibromyalgia, painful autoimmune disorders, or any […]

Radiological Emergency? Take Potassium Iodide (KI)

As you know, last Thursday Japan was hit by a massive earthquake and devastating tsunami, which killed many thousands and caused overwhelming property damage — including damage to some of Japan’s nuclear power plants. Three Japanese nuclear reactors have exploded, releasing some radioactive particles into the atmosphere. The chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission […]