Slippery Road to Pain Control: Cannabis and Opioids

Researchers continue to study both THC and CBD derived from Cannabis to see if they are effective for managing pain and can they be used as a substitute for opioid medications.The question is do they work for pain, does it work as well or better than Opioids for pain…

5 Dementia Myths

Dementia Aware: what you need to know about dementia myths and misconceptions Tracey Maxfield  Advances in health care and technology has enhanced longevity, and people are healthier and living   longer than ever before. This has resulted in an increased prevalence of dementia (Alzheimer’s Disease International & WHO, 2012). Dementia…

What You Need to Know About Intimacy, Sexuality and Behaviors in Dementia

Tracey Maxfield Dementia Awareness: What You Need to Know About Intimacy, Sexuality and Behaviors in Dementia There is a widespread assumption that as we age, we lose our sexual allure and desire. The thought of older people being sexually active is often joked about or thought of as just ‘icky…

Chemo Brain, Is It Real or Is It Myth?

Fuzzy-headed, forgetful, mental fogginess, cancer patients who have received chemotherapy have talked and joked about this weird feeling for many years. Cancer Related Cognitive Dysfunction (CRCD) is the official name given to this collection of symptoms that is more commonly known as Chemo Brain…

Taking a BiTE® out of Cancer

By Isharpal Singh, M.S. The Next Gen approach in Immunotherapy The era of modern antibody therapy began with the Prize-winning report on the basic structure of the immunoglobulin molecule given by Rodney Porter. His findings revealed two identical antigen-binding fragments (Fab) that blocked antigen precipitation by the…

Heart Diseases in Children

By Bhavana Sachdev, MS Heart is a muscular organ that pumps blood to all parts of our body. It consists of a network of blood vessels, such as arteries, veins, and capillaries which carry blood to and from all areas of the body. Any abnormality in the structure and function…

When Chronic Kidney Disease becomes End State, What Is Next?

By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Chronic Kidney Disease may continue to progress to the point where the kidneys are unable to filter enough of the waste products and excess fluid causing a build-up of fluid and toxins in the body. When this happens a person is said…

The Relation Between Gum Disease and Arthritis

Perry McLimore, MD., JD. Periodontitis and Arthritis Both arthritis and diseases of the oral cavity or mouth are common and severe health problems. Recently, researchers have found evidence of an association between periodontitis (gum disease) and arthritis (both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)). Bacteria that cause periodontitis have now been…