About the Author

Chris Iliades, MD

Chris Iliades has an MD degree and 15 years of experience as a freelance writer. Based in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, his byline has appeared regularly on many health and medicine websites including Everyday Health, Clinical Advisor, Healthgrades, and Bottom Line Health. He has been a featured contributor for HealthDay since 2005. Chris also writes a regular blog for The Pulse, a website for fetal health and pregnancy. Chris is a featured contributor at Bottom Line Health Magazine and has written features for the John Hopkins Children’s Magazine.

Iliades is board-certified in Ear, Nose and Throat and Head and Neck Surgery. He practiced clinical medicine for 15 years and has also been a medical director for diagnostic research and a principal investigator for clinical research before turning to full time medical writing. He has also been certified as a teacher of High School English Literature in Massachusetts.

Articles by Chris Iliades, MD

Is Mushroom Coffee a Good Coffee Substitute?

Mushroom coffee does not sound like anything you would want to drink, but is actually a drink that tastes pretty much like regular coffee. The idea behind mushroom coffee is to add the health benefits of mushrooms to the health benefits of coffee. What Is Mushroom Coffee? Mushrooms have been … Read More

Can Pain Cause High Blood Pressure?

It is well known that a short period of pain – called acute pain – can raise your blood pressure. Several studies show that people with long-term pain – called chronic pain – may develop long-term high blood pressure called hypertension. Acute Pain and High Blood Pressure Sudden pain acts … Read More

Can CBD Lower Blood Pressure?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is an active ingredient of marijuana, but it is not the same as THC. THC causes the marijuana “high,” which CBD does not do. You may find CBD advertised as a treatment for anxiety, insomnia, or as a pain reliever. According to the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, … Read More
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