What’s the Difference Between Eczema and Psoriasis?
Did you know that August is Psoriasis Awareness Month? Up to 7.5 million Americans and 125 million people worldwide have psoriasis. This accounts for 2.2% of the American population and 2-3% of the world population. In the words of the National Psoriasis Foundation, “Psoriasis isn’t contagious—awareness is!” One of the most […]
5 Tips for Sleeping Better With Fibromyalgia
Did you know that chronic pain is the number one cause of insomnia? That probably doesn’t surprise anyone who suffers from fibromyalgia or any other invisible illness. The link between pain and inability to fall asleep is a predictably strong one, and unfortunately it tends to domino. If someone gets a […]
Why Do Clinical Trials Need Healthy Volunteers?
What do you think of when you hear the term “clinical research”? If you’re like a lot of people, you may think about testing various drugs and therapies for illnesses such as osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia. If this is the case, you are right! Clinical research is how the treatments for […]
New Methods of Detection for Parkinson’s
Parkinson’s disease affects up to a million Americans, and doctors diagnose 60,000 new cases each year. It is the second most common neurodegenerative disease (after Alzheimer’s). Unfortunately it’s a tough disease to diagnose early, since symptoms can take years to make themselves known. Eventually people with Parkinson’s disease experience a decreasing ability […]
5 Essential Parenthood Tips for Spoonies
Most parents would describe having kids as an incredible part of life, but certainly not an easy one. Parenting can be hard on everyone at times, and adding in an invisible illness (such as fibromyalgia, lupus, lyme disease, or many others) can cause any parenting challenge to be exponentially amplified. […]
Boxing for Parkinson’s Disease? It Works!
If you are one of the over 1 million Americans with Parkinson’s disease (or are close to one of them!), you may have heard of boxing as a way to reduce, slow, and even reverse symptoms. When we think of exercises for people with serious illnesses, we probably think of […]
Join Us for a Parkinson’s Disease Community Event
What are you doing on May 24th? If you’re free any time from 2:00-6:00 pm, we’d like to extend an invite to our first ever Parkinson’s Disease Community Event! The event will be on site here at our clinic, so if you’re reading this and live in DeLand (or the greater Orlando […]
Should Your Child Participate in a Pediatric Clinical Trial?
The purpose of a clinical trial is to test the safety and efficacy of new treatments on people. Though it’s universally well-understood that clinical research is essential to the advancement of medicine, many parents remain wary of placing their child in a clinical trial. This is understandable, since it’s a […]
Why Migraines Are So Much Worse than Headaches
Headaches and migraines are often lumped into the same category– by people who’ve never suffered a migraine, that is! The fact of the matter is that they are actually very different, both in terms of the average pain levels and by medical definition. A headache is an unpleasant pain in […]
8 Research Backed Ways to Improve Your Sleep in a Week
Raise your hand if you wish you slept better! Whether you tend to feel zombie-ish in the mornings, suffer from “that 2:30 feeling” all too often, or wish you didn’t wake up throughout the night, these research-backed tips can help improve your quality of sleep–and life. Daytime Tips Tip […]
9 Menopause & Hot Flash Myths You Shouldn’t Believe
What do you think or feel when you hear the word menopause? If you’re like many women, the idea of this life phase can bring about mixed feelings, from dread to fear to some more positive thoughts about no longer having a monthly period. While there’s no reason to stress about this […]
The Ultimate Shampoo Guide for Scalp Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a skin disease that occurs when your immune system sends flawed signals to your skin cells, telling them to mature and reproduce too quickly. But if you’re living with scalp psoriasis, then you already know this. You’ve probably tried your fair share of different treatments and shampoos for your […]
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