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Light therapy could replace opioids as main treatment for cancer treatment side effect

Worldwide research coalition offers new guidelines for healing oral mucositis in head, neck cancer patients By Marcene Robinson BUFFALO, N.Y. — A worldwide coalition of researchers and clinicians has agreed that light therapy is among the most effective interventions for the prevention of oral mucositis, painful ulcers in the mouth resulting from cancer therapy. The… Read More »

What is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy?

The field of therapy is extremely interesting and broad. You have traditional forms of psychotherapy that you may expect a therapist or a counselor to use, and there are newer therapies and methodologies that bring something new to the table. Sometimes, they are very effective and other times, they can be ineffective. Today, we’ll look… Read More »

Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?

The new buzz word on the block for bad hips, knees and other joints is stem cell therapy. In most instances the doctor will draw a sample of your blood and spin it down with a special centrifuge to separate the stem cells. These are then injected into the area that requires treatment.   Many… Read More »

Photo Dynamic Therapy or Blue-Light Therapy

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is the combination of light and light sensitive agents (such as porphyrins) in an oxygen-rich environment. The  treatment uses a drug, called a photosensitizer or photosensitizing agent, and a particular type of light. When photosensitizers are exposed to a specific wavelength of light, they produce a form of oxygen that kills nearby… Read More »

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men: Types & More

Hormone Replacement Therapy: Definition When we talk about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in men, we’re talking about testosterone. A small amount of testosterone is produced in the adrenal glands, but for men the majority of testosterone is produced in the testicles. Testosterone has both physical and psychological benefits.1 Physically, the hormone has several functions for… Read More »