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Can Apple Cider Vinegar Relieve Chronic Pain?

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Apple cider vinegar may provide added health benefits for people looking for an alternative treatment to help manage their chronic pain.Apple cider vinegar seems to always be discussed as a “cure all.” There has been talk about how apple cider vinegar helped to lower...

What are the Health Benefits of Turmeric?

health benefits of turmeric
Whether you call it turmeric, curcúma, or haldi, this spice is full of anti-inflammatory fighting properties and many other health benefits. Drink it as a tea, or add it for flavor, turmeric is definitely a spice you want in your cabinets. What is it? Turmeric is...

My Experience with Premature Pre-Rupture of Membranes

my experience with pprom
Premature pre-rupture of membranes (PPROM) is responsible for 30 to 40 percent of all preterm births in the United States each year. I had never heard of PPROM before I was diagnosed, and I can only speak to my experience, especially because the outcomes...

Black men in early 50s are 2.4 times more likely to die from prostate cancer, research says

National Minority Health Month
As National Minority Health Month is underway, the Prostate Cancer Foundation wants African American males to get their prostate checked for cancer to close the disparity gap.The announcement came in conjunction with Rush Hour actor Chris Tucker being named the spokesperson for the “Know...

Jenni’s Story: From Disability to Dancer

overcoming fibromyalgia pain
By Jenni O’Connor“Just come keep me company… I’ll pay for your entry.” These were the words my friend used to convince me to join her at a pole dancing class. It was 2010, and I was 32, obese, and applying for disability for my...

The Ultimate Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure (with Diet)

guide to lowering your blood pressure
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a dangerous health condition that is all too common. According to the CDC, about one in every three adults in the U.S. (about 75 million people) have high blood pressure, and only about half have it...

How to Avoid Back Injury When Lifting Heavy Objects

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If you have back pain, you are not alone. Chronic back pain is a very common occurrence, with 80 percent of adults reporting experiencing it at least once in their lives. Back pain can be incredibly painful and disruptive, forcing you to modify your...

Chronic pain sufferers may benefit more from moderate drinking, study says

alcohol and chronic pain
A new study suggests that people who suffer from chronic pain may benefit from drinking in moderation. This was found to benefit people with fibromyalgia and depression.The study was published in Pain Medicine Journal in March, entitled “Moderate Alcohol Consumption is Associated with Reduced...

March of Dimes: Why I March

According to the World Health Organization, every year there are 15 million babies born prematurely across the world. To break it down, that is more than one in 10 babies.Sadly, this can result in infant death or lifelong health problems. March of Dimes was...

What to know about CBD and Fibromyalgia

CBD and fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes muscle pain, resulting in fatigue, mood swings, sleep issues and tender points in the body. Symptoms are not always present, and can fluctuate over time. A medical treatment plan can help to avoid symptom flare up, or...

My Back Hurts: 5 Surprising Reasons Why

surprising reasons for your back pain
If you are one of the many people that suffer from back pain, you may not be aware of some of the things you do daily that could be contributing to your pain.According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, there are 26 million...

Kurt Cobain’s Death and the Stigma of Depression

kurt cobain death
Twenty-four years ago, Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain committed suicide at the age of 27 on April 5, 1994. The conversation surrounding mental illness and suicide has evolved as people have become more candid about their mental health struggles.According to the medical examiner’s report, Cobain...

Alkaline Diet: Foods List, Benefits and Tips

alkaline diet benefits
Life itself depends on organisms, like your body, achieving and maintaining a pH balance that allows for regular functioning. In all living organisms, deviations from a healthy pH due to diet and disease increase mobility and mortality. In other words, if your body’s pH...

What are the Side Effects of Taking Opioids?

side effects of taking opioid medications
Opioid medications are prescribed to provide relief for severe pain among patients of all ages. However, they frequently cause bothersome side effects, which is often a reason for patients to abandon treatment. Therefore, knowing how to manage opioid-related side effects is essential to maintaining...

6 Foods to Avoid if you have Hashimoto’s Disease

Hashimoto’s Disease
Do you or one of your family members have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis? When you are diagnosed with a serious illness like Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, it is important to make significant changes in your lifestyle to avoid experiencing so much discomfort and pain that you cannot function...

It’s not Over yet: How to Stay Healthy this Flu Season

stay healthy this flu season
Flu season is always the time of the year that we dread the most. Missing work and school, the inability to eat or get out of bed and the constant body aching and pain is enough to make you go insane. Unfortunately, because of...