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Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia: Step by Step to a Pain-Free Life

Many people suffer chronic pain and fibromyalgia. They are both quite common and can be extremely difficult to manage and treat. In understanding chronic pain it is useful to understand how the body registers and manages pain in the body. The basic theory of pain is that an initial event occurs such as a trauma, infection or illness which the body perceives as having the potential to damage the body. This...

How Much Alcohol is Safe to Drink?

Patients often ask me, “How much alcohol is safe to drink?” Unfortunately, many will not like the answer. But, large scale studies have shown that there really is no safe dosage. While a lot of media attention has gone to some research that focuses on possible health benefits of drinking alcohol in moderation, a large new report warns that the harms of alcohol greatly outweigh any potential benefits. The study looked...

Effective TCM Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Occasional Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is quite common. Frequent ED can affect quality of life and can be a sign of health problems that need treatment. It has been estimated that the prevalence of ED worldwide will be 322 million cases by 2025. ED currently affects approximately: 12 percent of men younger than 60 22 percent of men in their 60s 30 percent of men 70 or older There are many factors...

Is Standing Better Than Sitting?

This is part of our “In Medical News” series where Dr. Sara Laudani shares a study or article in recent news and offers some analysis and tips about the news, to help patients stay informed.   We hear a lot of talk about the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle and we should all be taking this seriously. As far back as 2002, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that approximately 2...

Prevention and treatment of 2019-nCoV infection

Recently, the 2019-nCoV infection is increasing gradually all over the country, fortunately, the Spring Festival holiday gives people a precious time to isolate themselves. But the long holiday will be over soon. What else should we do after that? 1. 对于健康人群或疑似接触过患者但没有症状的人群来说, For healthy people or people who have suspected contact with patients but have no symptoms, 延长假期,国务院已经通告延长假期到2月2日为止,如果有条件的话,建议自行安排14天的隔离期更好。 To extend the holiday, the State Council of China has announced to extend the holiday until...

Better Sleep Equals Better Cardiovascular Health

This article is part of our “In Medical News” series where Dr. Sara Laudani shares a recent study or article and offers some analysis and tips about the news, to help patients stay informed. Medical professionals are becoming ever more aware of the importance of sleep to health. Recently, a study found that healthy sleep patterns were associated with about a one third reduced risk for heart disease and stroke. And,...

Knee Pain: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Knee pain is a common complaint that may arise from injury (trauma/acute injury or old injuries), wear and tear, arthritis, or mechanical problems. Knee pain is on the rise with people’s changing lifestyles.  Prolonged office hours and immobility cause increased wear and tear on the joints, including the knee. Additionally, sitting leads to weak muscles, which means the body can’t function as intended. Some patients also come in with pain...

A Surprising Source of Your Pain

Do you have scars from past surgeries? Whether a surgery done with a scalpel leaving a scar along the incision or a tiny hole from arthroscopic surgery, there’s more to a scar than meets the eye. Soft tissue is damaged (cut) in such cases, which forms adhesions (scar tissue). Though you may only see a small scar on the surface, the damage can affect layers of tissues beneath, including the fascia.

Travel Rx: Healthy Summer Holidays

Summer holidays are here and many will make the most of it and travel home or to some fun locations. Travel can be demanding on the body, especially when crossing several time zones. Nothing derails fun holiday plans more quickly than illness or a serious case of jet lag. Here are a few of the most common problems brought on by the rigors of travel and some tips and solutions. Jet...