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Cervical Myelopathy

Cervical Myelopathy

By Lam Nguyen, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon The cervical spine (neck) is made up of a series of connected bones called vertebrae. The bones protect the spinal cord that runs through the spinal canal. The spinal cord contains nerves that give strength and sensation to the arms and legs, and provide bowel and bladder control.  With age, the intervertebral discs (the …

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End Knee Arthritis Pain with FDA Approved Joint Injections

FDA Approved Joint Injections

By Physicians Rehabilitation If you have never had joint injections before, you may be wondering how this treatment works and whether it can truly make a difference. Below are answers to three of your most frequently asked questions: How do joint injections work? Our bodies naturally create a solution to keep our knees and other joints lubricated. Osteoarthritis reduces the …

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7 Rules for Protecting & Cleaning Hardwood Floors

Spring is the perfect season for cleaning and treating hardwood floors. Here are seven rules to see you through: 1. Avoid dirt and scratches altogether. Even the most heavily protected hardwood floors are vulnerable to damage from grit, heels, pet claws, furniture and the products and moisture needed to clean them. Avoid damage altogether by wiping spills and stains promptly, …

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Back Pain Now has Advanced Solutions

Back Pain Now has Advanced Solutions

Every Year, nearly 200,000 people are diagnosed with spinal compression, which causes significant pain in the spine and surrounding back muscular structure.  Osteoporosis usually causes spinal compression and mostly affects the aging population, but can also be attributed to other diseases of the bone, cancers, tumors, long-term steroid use, herniated discs, and arthritis. While there are treatment options for spinal compression, …

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Prescribed an Opioid? Ask your doctor (and dentist) these questions

Prescribed an Opioid? Ask your doctor (and dentist) these questions

By Dr. Sam Ho, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare If your doctor or dentist prescribes a pain reliever, take charge of your health and find out exactly what you are getting. UnitedHealth Group medical experts recommend you ask your doctor these questions about any opioid prescription. Common opioid brand names include Vicodin and Percocet. Why do I need this medicine? Ask …

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Delaying Carpal Tunnel Treatment Endangers Nerve Health

Delaying Carpal Tunnel Treatment Endangers Nerve Health

It came on slowly, over time. Now in her early 60s, she’s really worried about the numbness in her hands. Like many women, though, she’s too busy taking care of others to pay attention to the warning signs of a condition that could lead to permanent nerve damage. Although fictitious, this example is typical of many patients seeking help for chronic …

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Treatment-Resistant Depression

Treatment-Resistant Depression

An Alternative Therapy also helps with Social Anxiety, OCD and Phobias In a series of ongoing randomized tests, Ketamine therapy has become more widely accepted for its capacity to revamp the brain’s depressive episodes rapidly. Over the past several years, many physicians have studied the effects of Ketamine on depressed patients including those with PTSD and bipolar disorder. A board-certified anesthesiologist, …

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Why is the Flu so Perilous This Year?

Why is the Flu so Perilous This Year?

Although many people refer to the “flu” as other ailments, Influenza is a highly contagious upper respiratory illness. The  Florida Department of Health reports as follows: “Overall, deaths due to pneumonia and influenza were higher than expected. Increases in deaths due to pneumonia and influenza are also expected over the coming weeks given the amount of widespread illness in the …

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Are Your Headaches Related To Your Bite?

By Richard A. Stanley, DMD, President It has taken tsunamis of epic proportions for people to realize what scientists have known for years: The destructive forces of nature can be unpredictable and catastrophic. Dentistry has its own tsunami, and it is called Occlusion. Better known as the “bite,” occlusion is the way the teeth come together like gears and the way the …

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Pregnancy Can Lead to Painful Varicose Veins

Pregnancy Can Lead to Painful Varicose Veins

Learn what you can do to prevent and treat this disorder By Federico M. Richter, MD Pregnancy is a miraculous time to celebrate and enjoy your body’s changes, as your little baby grows inside your womb. However, carrying this unborn child causes a lot of things to happen to your body. One of the issues many women face is painful …

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