Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Christina Lasich, MD's Posts

FDA Approves Convenient Opioid Overdose Antidote

The number of opioid overdose deaths has been rapidly increasing over the past two decades. According to the Center for Disease Control over 37,004 died in 2010 compared to 16,489 in 1999. In order to curtail these alarming figures, lawmakers have tried a “war on drugs,” public health education campaigns, and stricter prescribing laws.... Read moreChevron

Fitness in Focus: Gardening Helps Improve Your Fitness in More Ways than One

Spring has sprung and nature is calling you. It’s time to start working in the yard, gardening and landscaping again. Baseball may be “America’s favorite pastime” but gardening is what most of us do outside to divert us from the workplace grind. All the local nurseries are full of enthusiastic customers that are dizzy with... Read moreChevron

Low Back Pain Flare-ups Happen

Has your back pain suddenly increased lately? Is the back pain more intense or different than before? If so, then you might be experiencing a pain flare-up. The normal day-to-day pain is what you expect and live with. But when a flare-up happens, the pain suddenly goes to entirely different level.   When this pain event happens, the first... Read moreChevron

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections for Knee Arthritis

Like most people, you probably know someone that is struggling with a painful knee. Arthritis of the knee is common as a person ages, especially in those with previous injuries to the knee. At first one might try to use over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Eventually, the pain becomes overwhelming and medical help is... Read moreChevron

5 Heart-Healthy Foods that Help You Live Longer

Reversing heart disease is a matter of life and death. It is also a matter of eating heart-healthy foods that promote healing, slow the disease process, and improve cardiac function. Whether you are trying to prevent a heart attack or recover from a heart attack, improving your diet is a great place to start. Here is a list of foods that you... Read moreChevron