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Are You Overdosing on Vitamin D?

Have we gone overboard with vitamin D? It has benefits, but taking too much may be harmful.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Biotin: What Is It, and How Much Is Optimal?

While biotin is hailed as the supplement for healthy nails and hair, it can also help with those who have diabetes and multiple sclerosis. However, it can also interfere with medications for those with hypothyroidism. Here’s what you need to know.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

The Great Kratom Controversy

Is this botanical substance a dietary supplement with pain relieving properties — or is it an addictive drug?

By Stephanie Stephens

Those Pesky Self-Injectable Medications Don’t Have to Hurt (As Bad)

Several medications used for MS are injectable drugs — aka, shots. We’ve been running from shots since we were kids, but they don’t have to hurt as badly as we remember. Here are some simple tips to minimize the pain, while maximizing the treatment.

By Lisa Emrich

To Sleep With Your Dog, or Not to Sleep With Your Dog?

On one hand, a new study shows that sleeping with your pet can help ease chronic pain symptoms. On the other hand, another study shows that sleeping with your dog may result in… no sleep at all. So, you may not be in pain, but you won’t be well-rested. Choose your poison.

By Martin Reed

Is It MS, or Something Else?

Multiple sclerosis symptoms vary so much that no two people with MS are bound to have the same symptoms. Additionally, MS symptoms mimic dozens of other conditions, so it is important to consider that these symptoms may not be MS at all. Here’s how to know the difference.

By Lisa Emrich

Rapid Foot Ulcer Healing with Nitric Oxide Treatment

Researchers are trying to develop a quick, effective way to treat and heal foot ulcers in people with type 2 diabetes using nitric oxide.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Why Is Asthma Worse in African Americans?

Racial disparities in asthma prevalence and severity can be attributed to socioeconomic and environmental risks, rather than to genetic or biologic factors.

By Diane Domina

11 Tips for Managing Menopause and Thyroid Disease

When you’re a woman over 40, symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, and weight changes are common. But are they due to a thyroid condition, or is it related to menopause? Let’s explore what you need to know about perimenopause, menopause, and your thyr...

By Mary Shomon

Clear Your Foggy Thyroid Brain

Brain fog really is a thing for thyroid patients — and it can be downright scary. These thyroid patients share their scariest and most embarrassing brain fog moments, while we share tips on how to clear the fog.

By Mary Shomon