By: Terry Graedon January 2, 2017 28 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 13 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 26 Comments
    Taking a Statin to Lower Cholesterol Resulted in…

    Q. I have a family history of high cholesterol and my internist prescribed Lipitor many years ago. It was a miracle drug that kept my cholesterol at a normal level. After taking the medicine for eight…

    By: Joe Graedon January 30, 2014 309 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 132 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…