All Posts

Taking the Ouch out of Medicine!

Published: October 6th, 2015

When we have to go to the hospital for treatment, the last thing we want are medical professionals prodding and poking us, performing exam and making our pain worse. The days […]

Acute Painful Side-Effects of Diabetes Drugs

Published: September 1st, 2015

About 20% of diabetes patients have a painful peripheral neuropathy related to their endocrine dysfunction.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently warned the public that a common type-2 […]

Optimism Helps!

Published: July 29th, 2015

We are all familiar with Big Mouth Billy and his sappy lyrics, which encourage us to not to worry and to be happy. But, could this latex rubber fish be […]

Feeding Your Brain Well

Published: July 16th, 2015

The term “brain-food” has been hotly debated by researchers and clinicians alike. Can we really feed our brains? And can mental health be improved through diet? The answer, it turns […]

Possible Link between Fibromyalgia and being Overly Sensitive

Published: June 9th, 2015

Highly sensitive people or HSPs are thought to experience emotions more deeply, and feel more intensely stimuli such as odors, sound, and light. Some researchers believe that there is a […]

Takin’ it On the Chin!

Published: May 6th, 2015

For years researchers have tried to find ways to reduce, remove, and hide our double chins to no avail; leaving plastic surgery as the only option for double chin removal.  However, the […]

Our Placebo Response Depends on Genes

Published: April 16th, 2015

Have you ever wondered why some people experience improvement following the administration of placebo? The explanation may be in our genes. A study conducted by researchers at the Program in […]

Personalized Medicine is Coming

Published: February 25th, 2015

The human genome project was completed in 2003, sequencing thousands of genes essential in mapping a blueprint of our genetic make-up. What’s next? The promising goal of this project was […]

Can Activity Monitors Help you to Measure Up?

Published: January 28th, 2015

With Christmas over and New Year’s resolutions in full swing, some may find themselves monitoring their movement with devices like the Fitbit. This, and similar devices on the market, contain […]

Sleep Quality Improves Mental Functioning Later in Life

Published: January 27th, 2015

Recent research findings suggest that quality and duration of sleep earlier in life affect your health years down the road. Investigators at Baylor University investigated the past 50 years of […]