Rochester, Minnesota - Many types of effective pain relief can be found without pills. Maybe you've gotten a massage, tried biofeedback or added dietary supplements. These are forms of what used to be called complementary and alternative medicine. Now, however, complementary and alternative medicine is most often referred to as integrative medicine.

Rochester, Minnesota - Opioid medications, commonly called narcotics, are derived from the poppy plant. Some opioids are available as prescription medications. They are regulated as controlled substances by the Drug Enforcement Administration. A health care provider must have a special license to prescribe these opioids. Other opioids, such as heroin, are illegal under all circumstances and have no legitimate medical purpose.

Scottsdale, Arizona - Ovarian cancer is estimated to affect more than 22,000 women each year and is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among women, according to American Cancer Society.

Rochester, Minnesota - First, know you're not alone. Depression is very common among people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Between the physical loss of function and lifestyle changes, it's easy to understand how MS could cause depression.

Scottsdale, Arizona - All adults over 50 are encouraged to get the new shingles vaccine, Shingrix. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends Shingrix for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) and related complications. "When people get shingles, it’s a very painful ordeal," says Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic.

Scottsdale, Arizona - Anyone who takes opioids is at risk of developing addiction. Your personal history and the length of time you use opioids play a role, but it's impossible to predict who's vulnerable to eventual dependence on and abuse of these drugs. Legal or illegal, stolen and shared, these drugs are responsible for the majority of overdose deaths in the U.S. today.