Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2009’

Long-lasting Nerve Block Could Change Pain Management

April 14th, 2009 in Medicine & Health / Research (PhysOrg.com) — Harvard researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston have developed a slow-release anesthetic drug-delivery system that could potentially revolutionize treatment of pain during and after surgery, and may also have a large impact on chronic pain management. In work funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), they used specially designed …

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New “Bedside Test” Expected to Simplify and Improve Back Pain Diagnosis

April 13, 2009By Jennifer Anderson Researchers have devised a simple “bedside” test to distinguish between pain from nerve damage and other causes of pain. The test could lead to more accurate diagnosis and treatment for a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) that plagues many workplaces – back pain. It is the most commonly cited reason for being absent from work. The ability …

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Advice For Novice Runners Who Want To Avoid Injury

Apr. 12 2009 Angela Mulholland, CTV.ca News Staff When the weather finally warms, spring is a time when many people think of dusting off their sneakers and taking up running. And why not? Running is pretty simple. Not much to master, really; just put one foot in front of the other and you’re off and running. But while springtime is …

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Chair Disease

6 strategies Julie DeardorffChicago TribuneApril 3, 2009 Where are you right now? Lounging on an overstuffed couch with the newspaper and a cup of coffee? Sitting on a kitchen chair taking in the news online? Well, I hope you’re sitting down for this bit of news. (Or maybe you should stand.) Your chair is slowly killing you. Chair disease, as …

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Oxycodone Effective for Herpes Zoster Pain Relief

Randomized trial finds drug superior to gabapentin and placebo in relieving painApr 1, 2009 WEDNESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) — In patients with herpes zoster, controlled-release oxycodone effectively relieves pain and is generally well-tolerated, according to a study published in the April issue of Pain. Robert H. Dworkin, Ph.D., of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in …

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When Spines Throw a Curve: Treating Adult Scoliosis

BY Katie CharlesNew York Daily NewsApril 1st 2009 Dr. Sean E. McCance, co-director of spine surgery at Mt. Sinai Hospital, treats adult scoliosis in both men and women.Related News THE SPECIALIST: DR. SEAN MCCANCE ON ADULT DEGENERATIVE SCOLIOSIS As co-director of orthopedic spine surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center, McCance diagnoses patients with spine disorders and spends much of his …

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Stressful Jobs Impede Recovery from Back Pain

Written by Piyush Joshi Wednesday, 01 April 2009www.newslocale.org WEDNESDAY, April 1, (News Locale) – If you have a job that stresses you mentally and causes depression, you may be liable to fall a victim to back injuries and what is more, these injuries persist for a long time even on institution of proper treatment. These are the findings of a …

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A Different Approach to Pelvic Pain

Los Altos Town CrierWritten by Nancy Dickenson Wednesday, 18 March 2009 Chronic pelvic pain is not something we like to talk about, yet taboo topics such as incontinence and sexual dysfunction mean that people may suffer in silence for years. Pelvic pain syndromes can affect anyone. Men, women and even children can be diagnosed with this under-recognized and misunderstood problem. …

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Millions Embrace Acupuncture, Despite Thin Evidence

By Ellen EdwardsWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, March 17, 2009 Kaiya Larson pressed a small, thin needle against the patient’s skin. A licensed acupuncture practitioner, Larson focused intently as she felt for the right spot — not here, not there . . . then ping, she pushed the needle in and turned it a little to the right, as though she …

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How to Protect Yourself From Medication Errors

Sun. Mar. 15 2009 Angela Mulholland, CTV.ca News Staff Each year, about 422 million prescriptions are filled in Canada. And each year, countless Canadians are sent to hospital because of problems with these prescriptions. A study published this past summer in the Canadian Medical Association Journal estimated that more than one in nine of all emergency room visits are medication-related. …

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