Reiki for Pain

Reiki for Pain

A reader says, “I am looking to explore alternatives to medication for chronic pain that began following knee surgery. Reiki has been recommended to me. What is it, and how would I know if it is good for me?” Read More

Why the Flu Shot Doesn't Always Work

Why the Flu Shot Doesn’t Always Work

A reader says, “Even though I took the flu shot last fall, I came down with a dreadful case of it this year.” Learn why the flu shot doesn’t always work… Read More

Leg Pain and EMG Testing

Leg Pain and EMG Testing

An ElectroMyoGram (EMG) measures the electrical activity of muscles. Generally speaking, different muscle and neurological diseases present with different abnormal electrical patterns… Read More

Cataracts Pseudoexfoliation

Cataracts and Pseudoexfoliation

My husband has cataracts, and his ophthalmologist told him he also has pseudoexfoliation of the lens capsule. What is this, and how is it treated? Read More

What Is Moderate Drinking?

What Is Moderate Drinking?

My primary-care physician suggested that moderate drinking may reduce my stroke risk. What’s a good working definition of moderate drinking? Read More

Osteoporosis Massage

Osteoporosis and Massage

The traditional ‘mash and stretch’ that most people think of medical/rehabilitation massage therapy may be problematic for someone with osteoporosis… Read More

Chronic Illness and Depression

Chronic Illness and Depression

It is not unusual for a person living with a chronic illness and its accompanying pain to feel depressed from time to time. Learn what you can do to cope… Read More

Walk In Tubs and Osteoporosis

Walk-In Tubs and Osteoporosis

Have arthritis and considering one of the walk in tubs on the market? Get our expert tips on factors to consider… Read More