Health in the Hole, Episode 24 Those car sear carriers aren’t just obnoxiously heavy, they may interfere with your infant’s sensory development, according to our guest today. The child is getting auditory input, but with the carrier often covered they aren’t getting the matching visual input, and because they are staying on the same almost […]
Health in the Hole, Episode 23 If you’ve torn your meniscus, is there any chance of it healing? I had heard no, but Kevin Meehan has a different story to share today on Health in the Hole. Kevin is an acupuncturist, and biochemist, who has multiple patents for formulations that help with hair growth, anti […]
Health in the Hole, Episode 22 Today, we are talking about eating disorders, with Mary Ryan, who is both a dietician and a counsellor. We talk about prevalence in males and females, how young eating disorders can start, and what the signs are to look for in both yourself and those you care about. She […]
Health in the Hole, Episode 21 Today on Health in the Hole we are joined by Lauren Bates, an occupational therapist from St. John’s Health. Lauren talks about health as we age, and the new program they have put together- called Connections, that evaluates balance, home safety, cognition and so much more for aging […]
People usually complain of carpal tunnel when they have numbness and tingling in their hands. When is it really Carpal Tunnel Syndrome versus Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or something else? What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is when the median nerve is compressed in the carpal tunnel under the flexor retinaculum (thick band […]
A dermatome is what we call the area on the skin that a spinal nerve root innervates. If you have radiating symptoms in your arm or leg, this is a good place to start to identify what nerve roots might be compressed. It is not an exact map for everyone (nerves don’t follow exact rules), but along with muscle strength tests and reflex tests can help provide information for a diagnosis without an MRI.