What does ‘Topical’ Therapy Mean?

September 9, 2019

“When it comes to relieving the pain of achy joints, many people reach for a pain-relieving pill like aspirin or ibuprofen,” reports the Harvard Men’s Health Watch. “There may be a better way. When the source of pain is close to the surface, applying a cream, gel, patch, or spray that contains a pain reliever right […]

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Top Ten Ways to Reduce Lower Back Pain

August 26, 2019

Did you know that 80% of adults experience lower back pain at some point in their life? It is a common cause of job-related disability with both men and women equally affected by pain which ranges from dull, continual aches to abrupt, harsh sensations that can leave the person debilitated. What causes lower back pain? […]

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Top Ten Holistic Pain-Buster Tips

August 19, 2019

Physical pain brings not only bodily discomfort but can cause stress, affect us at work and at home and alter how we interact with our family and friends. If you suffer from pain, you likely take OTC or prescription pain pills or tough it out. Whether you have arthritis, fibromyalgia, neck, shoulder or back pain, […]

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Fighting Back from A Near Fatal Stroke

August 12, 2019

Ted W. Baxter is, literally, a wellness warrior: he fought his way back from a near-fatal stroke from which doctors said he might never recover. Baxter was a globe-trotting financial executive and just 41 year old when a massive ischemic stroke hit without warning. It robbed him of speech, mobility and more. But he pushed […]

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Meet Dr. Robyn: Salonpas Wellness Warrior: How to Feed a Human

August 5, 2019

Dr. Robyn (Odegaard, but goes by “Dr. Robyn) is a former competitive beach volleyball player with a certificate from the Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University. In mid-life, despite working out all the time, she found that she became overweight. Looking to find a way to secure her best health, co-founded the Whole Food […]

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Reducing Arthritic Pain

July 29, 2019

Over 50 million Americans have some form of arthritic disease with 1.5 million adults diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. How can arthritis sufferers, including rheumatoid arthritis patients, reduce their pain and live healthier lives? The Mayo Clinic defines arthritis as “inflammation of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain […]

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Mature Adults Exercise to Manage Chronic Pain

July 22, 2019

Even if you have never exercised regularly before the age of fifty, it is not too late to start.  Regular physical activity improves one’s overall mood, reduces joint pain and lowers blood pressure as well as the risk of developing osteoporosis, heart disease and diabetes. Exercise can be an effective treatment for many chronic conditions. […]

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Kicking Opioid Addiction

July 15, 2019

Chronic pain is a growing public health issue with economic, social and medical costs.  As the percentage of the U.S. population utilizing opioid analgesics for pain control grows, so does the rate of abuse, misuse and overdose of these drugs.  Examples of opiates include morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, heroin, oxycodone and heroin. The Substance Abuse and […]

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Dr. Jerry Silver on Spinal Cord Injury and Emerging Treatments

July 8, 2019

Imagine an injectable peptide that allows a paralyzed rat to walk again! What sounds like science fiction is here today with a new treatment for spinal cord injuries discovered by Dr. Jerry Silver, Professor of Neurosciences at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine and advisor for NervGen Pharma.  Click to see a video featuring […]

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Summer Time Exercising

July 1, 2019

The summer can be an ideal time to start up a new exercise program or simply maintain one.  Exercising outdoors allows you to enjoy the warmer weather while still getting your work-out.  Before you head to the park or walkway, make sure you are wearing loose, light colored athletic clothing.  Don’t forget to apply sunscreen […]

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