People with elevated or hard to control blood sugar are more susceptible to health problems that include nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy). Find out how to deal with nerve pain resulting from diabetes.
Surgery to remove the thyroid is the most common treatment for thyroid cancer. An endocrine surgeon provides answers seven common questions patients have about what happens after surgery.
If you have a wound that won't heal, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is effective and painless. Patients can nap or read as they breathe 100 percent pure oxygen in a large, clear, tube-like chamber.
Opioids are powerful painkillers but aren’t usually for chronic pain. They are highly addictive, cause unwelcome side effects and often aren’t effective long-term.
Opiates are the major cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. Accidental overdoses from opiates, including codeine, morphine and heroin, kill more people than automobile and other motor vehicle accidents.
Thyroid patients can't manage their condition through diet. However, eating the wrong foods or taking the wrong supplements can cause trouble. Find out what to limit or avoid altogether.
The FDA has approved a new painkiller, Targiniq ER, that includes an antagonist ingredient to counteract the narcotic agent if someone tries to crush it or dissolve the active agent to abuse it.
Too often, we treat pain with medications. Unfortunately, many pain medications have bad side effects. They also can be addictive. If you're struggling with pain, consider all the alternatives.
Shingles. It comes from the same virus that causes chicken pox. Find out why it returns, particularly in people age 60+, and what to do if it does.