Second Opinion


Diagnosed With Breast Cancer? Get a Second Opinion

The benefits of seeking a second opinion for a breast cancer diagnosis are clear. A comprehensive review changed the diagnosis for 43 percent of patients.

By Diane Domina

Don’t Judge Me For My Opioids

The opioid crisis has a much different meaning in the chronic pain community. Instead of abuse, they’re talking about dependence. This is the other side of opioids — when your life depends on it.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

How Metabolism Affects Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes Risks

Do you have poor metabolism? You may need intensive lifestyle changes to help you avoid gaining excess weight, which can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Genetics vs. Exercise: What Causes Postmenopausal Weight Gain?

Genetics and exercise both affect weight gain after menopause. Find out what you can do to prevent obesity as your metabolism slows down with age.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Judgemental Comments Hurt: Not All RA Is The Same

Just because you can walk, run, or have children, doesn’t mean your RA is obsolete. Everyone with RA is welcome in this community, no matter the severity.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Why are Endocrinologists So Opposed to Natural Thyroid Drugs?

One of our thyroid patient experts weighs in with her opinion on this controversial thyroid treatment.

By Mary Shomon

What's Your Real Risk For Cancer if You Drink Alcohol?

PJ Hamel breaks down the numbers to show you the context behind the risk of cancer from drinking alcohol.

By PJ Hamel

A Public at Risk: DOT Rejects Sleep-Apnea Testing

This decision to remove sleep-apnea screening comes as a surprise, given recent high-profile incidents involving drowsy truck drivers.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

I Have Universal Healthcare—Here’s What I Think About Obamacare

As someone who lives in Canada, here’s what I think about the healthcare in the U.S.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Can Discounts Drive Fruit And Vegetable Purchases?

If more people could afford fruits and vegetables, would they be inclined to buy them?

By Amy Hendel, P.A.