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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 200,000 hospitalizations attributed annually to [...]

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 lymphedema. One sign that you [...]

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 combat chronic illness states. It [...]

What Your Pharmacist Can’t Tell You, Unless You Ask

Naturally people are under the assumption that paying for their medications through their insurance plan allows them the best price available, however, this is not always the case. Consumers are losing out on potential savings because of “gag clauses” that prevent pharmacies from disclosing lower prices for prescription medications if paid “out-of-pocket” instead of using [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know Acupuncture Could Treat

Acupuncture and pain relief go hand in hand. Every month new research is published confirming that acupuncture can effectively relieve a variety of pain conditions from migraines to back pain. In fact, there has been so much research in support of its efficacy that in the battle to fight opioid dependency, some major medical organizations [...]

Functional Medicine: When Your Doctor Becomes A Detective

If you’ve never heard of functional medicine (FM) before or don’t know how it differs from conventional medicine, you’re not alone. Behind functional medicine is a wonderfully simple philosophy that treats the body as a whole, interconnected system which looks at mind, body, and spirit as contributing elements to a person’s overall state of health. Functional [...]