Coping with Chronic Pain? 4 Tips for Relief

(DGIwire) – Those experiencing chronic pain have an array of sources of information at their disposal. One such resource is WebMD’s Chronic Pain Assessment tool. Although its specific recommendations depend on the exact nature and duration of the pain being felt, the tool provides several general tips to get started on the road to improved […]

As a Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Kicks Off, a Unique Organization Fights for the Kids

(DGIwire) – In January 2016, President Obama signed a memorandum creating a White House task force on cancer—the first step in what Vice President Joe Biden has called a “moonshot” to cure the disease, according to The New York Times. The president appointed Biden to lead the panel, which will set a goal of doubling […]

8 Things to Know About Childhood Cancer

(DGIwire) – Parents of a child with cancer might be daunted by the vast range of information available on this disease. No matter which specific form of cancer is being dealt with, certain fundamental facts ought to be conveyed at the outset. Here are eight important things to know: Cancer is the number one killer […]

Is a “Stiff Upper Lip” Seriously the Only Option When in Pain?

(DGIwire) — Chronic lower back pain has become a common complaint. Does this mean we should just resign ourselves to a stiff lower dorsum and keep a stiff upper lip? The answer is no, because when back pain becomes constant, it can lead to serious consequences. Since chronic lower back pain is difficult to diagnose and […]

Opioid Addiction: Blame it on the Brain

(DGIwire) — Toxic relationships, with another person or an addictive substance, can be hard to escape. Blame it on the brain: according to neuroscientists at Harvard University Medical School, the brain registers all pleasures in the same way, whether they originate from a psychoactive drug, a monetary reward, a sexual encounter or even a satisfying […]

Seniors & Drugs: An Abuse Epidemic

(DGIwire) — When we think about drug addiction, seniors are certainly not the first age group that comes to mind. But here’s the reality: one quarter of the prescription drugs sold in the United States are used by the elderly, often for problems such as chronic pain, insomnia and anxiety, according to ModernMedicine.com. According to […]

Resolution: Improve Your Health, Americans

(DGIwire)  Health and fitness are always at the top of the list when it comes to New Year Resolutions regardless of anyone’s age. That is the good news and also the bad news because overall health in America is going in the wrong direction. Although you may hear that average life span in the United […]

Power Up Your Brain: Eat This

(DGIwire)    What do berries, avocados, nuts, seeds and deep water fish like salmon have in common?  They are all natural foods delivered by Mother Nature and have been shown to be very healthy foods for our brains. Strong scientific evidence exists that eating blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and other berry fruits has beneficial effects on […]

Spice Things Up

(DGIwire)  Adding a variety of spices to your diet might not only add some variety and taste, they will even improve your health. Herbs and spices are the best way to add flavor and dimension to a dish without adding fat, salt or calories.  If that isn’t good enough, consider this: All herbs and spices […]

Why Turtles Don’t Get Sick or Fat

(DGIwire) — Here in America, because so many people are overweight, the word “diet” has become synonymous with a specific way of eating to lose weight.  It is also seen as something temporary, which is implemented only for as long as it takes to reach a target weight.  This definition is actually quite unique and […]

Symptoms of “Aging” May Mask a Much More Serious Threat

(DGIwire)   Ebola continues to make headlines on a daily basis. And this year’s flu season is just getting started. But there is another serious health threat sweeping through the country right now that very few people are aware of. Yet if you are over the age of 55, chances are good you may be […]

Re-fresh Your Memory: Eat These Smarter Brain Foods

(DGIwire)  What do berries, avocados, nuts, seeds and deep water fish like salmon have in common?  They are all natural foods delivered by Mother Nature and have been shown to be very healthy foods for our brains. Strong scientific evidence exists that eating blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and other berry fruits has beneficial effects on the […]

A New BEMA of Light in the Cloud of Chronic Pain

NEW YORK – (DGIwire) — Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts longer than six months, such as migraines or back or joint pain. For those with chronic pain, life can seem like a never-ending cycle of drug treatments to find relief. Chronic pain might originate from a particular event, such as a car […]

Addressing the Growing Epidemic of Opiate Addiction

(DGIwire) — Addiction to painkillers, both prescription and recreational, has reached epidemic proportions. According to a recent article in TIME magazine, the city of Chicago has filed a lawsuit against five different pharmaceutical companies, alleging that they deceptively marketed opioid painkillers such as Percocet and OxyContin for chronic pain management, even though the companies knew […]

Preventing Osteoarthritis: What You Can Do

(DGIwire) — Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease. It was once considered a problem of older folks, but it is now becoming more common in middle-aged and even young adults as a result of obesity and sports-related injuries. Traditionally, doctors advised people with osteoarthritis to take it easy to protect their joints. However, studies now find that weight loss combined with exercise—specifically to improve […]

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