There is pleasure and pain involved with every diagnosis doled out, on multiple levels. But, ultimately, it's up to us to recognize that the root of all of these labels basically comes down to how effectively we can process our feelings, thoughts and behaviors.
Why do most people hate being alone with their thoughts? Pain. When you feel physical or psychological pain you instinctively move away from it. However, when you feel emotional pain there's nowhere to go. Instead you may try to escape by distracting yourself with your cellphone.
Childhood migraine is much more than a headache -- especially in kids and teens. In fact, they often don't feel head pain at all! It's important that parents, teachers and caregivers learn to identify the symptoms of childhood migraine so that kids can receive proper treatment.
The diagnosis of any chronic illness comes with much you wish you didn't have to carry, and suffer with, for the rest of your life. Your chronic illness also teaches you many great things that offer enormous reward in life, and sometimes it's good to take a moment to acknowledge this brighter side of your existence.
Wednesday kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month and the celebration's happening in Miami with the debut of Seed Food and Wine Festival. Sponsored b...
In anticipation of this latest round of awards, Thomson Reuters is once again releasing its annual list of Citation Laureates -- scientists whose achievements and quantifiable influence among their peers make them worthy of Nobel recognition.
The fact of the matter is, we know prevention works. The challenge, however, is in convincing ourselves it's worth following all of the good advice that's out there before we feel the pain of putting it off.
Millions of people suffer from undiagnosed or untreated chronic conditions. The most difficult to diagnose tend to be autoimmune, inflammatory, and au...
When told they have sciatica, many people believe that is their diagnosis. Sciatica itself is not actually a condition or disease, but rather a name for a set of symptoms caused by a spinal condition.
If you have healthy knees, run, but make sure you run efficiently with a smooth technique involving short strides, mid-foot landing, well-fitting running shoes and soft surfaces. If you have injured knees, repair them, or find the running bliss in other sports, but don't miss out.
There are mantra meditations, visualization meditations, open-focus meditations, breath-based meditations and so many more. You just have to find the shoe that fits. An easy one to start with is one that evokes a very natural state in us: kindness.
While most cases of plantar foot pain are actually plantar fasciitis and should respond to treatment accordingly, there is an old expression in health care that still holds true: "If the patient does not improve, the treatment or the diagnosis is wrong."
Millions of Americans take over-the-counter painkillers like Advil or Aleve for any random ache, pain, or cold symptom, without a second thought. What most don't know is that those drugs -- called non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) -- are responsible for over 16,000 deaths per year.
When you think about rheumatoid arthritis, you should look at it from the perspective of what you should take in or eat and what you should remove from your life and diet in regards to helping your body become healthier.
First off, let me just say, it was utterly barbaric. I limped, Igor like, into the nondescript mini-mall storefront in the suburbs looking for relief...
Back pain is a common medical complaint. People often seek solutions for their back pain from friends and family as well as the Internet. However, there is a lot of misinformation out there. Let's look at some of the most common misconceptions about back pain and set the record straight.
There are a lot of common beliefs about spine surgery that are false or only partially true. It is important that you are well-informed before making any decisions about your health care.
Your gut and your emotions are a two-way street. They both have the potential to negatively affect one another, so addressing the state of your mental health -- not just the food you eat -- is incredibly important.
By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, and P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Y...
Why do we suffer? After treating patients with migraines for over a decade, I have concluded that pain has a purpose. Those who experience pain, ...