By: Terry Graedon January 2, 2017 37 Comments
    What Natural Remedies Could Help Neuropathy?

    Neuropathy (pain, numbness or tingling, usually in the feet or hands) is caused by a malfunction of the nerves in the skin. We need such nerves to tell us about the world around us, and when they st…

    By: Terry Graedon November 28, 2016 4 Comments
    How Can You Overcome Long-Term Tingling?

    Tingling, numbness or pain are common symptoms that doctors term "paresthesia." Sometimes the tingling resembles the pins-and-needles feeling when an arm or leg "goes to sleep." What can be done to ov…

    By: Joe Graedon December 18, 2014 3 Comments
    New Treatment Offers Hope for Stroke Victims

    Strokes are often caused by a blood clot in the brain. If the patient shows up at the emergency department soon enough after symptoms* start, doctors can inject an enzyme that dissolves the clot and o…

    By: Joe Graedon August 14, 2014 14 Comments
    Scary Fig Reaction Could Be Harbinger of Deadly …

    Q. I have fig trees in my back yard and they were especially fruitful this year. I love fresh figs, but lately I have been experiencing a scary reaction. My lips tingle and my tongue swells up. Could …

    By: Terry Graedon April 28, 2014 41 Comments
    Taking a Statin to Lower Cholesterol Resulted in…

    Many people have found that statins have side effects that are difficult to endure. Although patients may complain of nerve pain or numbness in fingers and toes, doctors sometimes don't make the conne…

    By: Joe Graedon January 30, 2014 433 Comments
    Levaquin (Levofloxacin) Side Effects Leave Long-…

    Antibiotics are magical. Americans think of such drugs as miracle medicines. It all stems from the discovery of penicillin. Here was a drug that changed history. People who would have normally died fr…

    By: Joe Graedon October 7, 2013 166 Comments
    Could Your Antibiotic Cause You Permanent Nerve …

    Did you know that the FDA has issued a safety notification about a class of popular antibiotics called fluoroquinolones (FQs)? The announcement involves the following drugs: Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) Gemi…

    By: Terry Graedon September 13, 2010 11 Comments
    Hot Pepper to Ease Pain

    Q. I have diabetes and high blood pressure. My blood sugar is under control with insulin and I am on Diovan for the blood pressure. Over the last few years, I have suffered with numbness and pain in m…