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  • New Treatment Shows Promise for Knee Arthritis

    New Treatment Shows Promise for Knee Arthritis Small study found single shot of patient’s own stem cells improved pain, mobility WebMD News from HealthDay By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For those who suffer debilitating arthritis in their knees, researchers report in a small study that just one injection […]

  • What Do Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine Do?

    What Does a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Do? By Marisa CohenWebMD Feature Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS Doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) can take care of you from head to toe. “We are fully licensed and certified physicians who have a few extra tools in our toolkit,” says William Burke, DO, dean of the […]

  • New Prosthetic Hands Restore Sense of Touch to Amputees

    New Prosthetic Hands Restore Sense of Touch Advances herald new opportunities for patients in everyday life, experts say WebMD News from HealthDay By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People take the sense of touch for granted — until it isn’t there, says Igor Spetic, who lost that ability four […]

  • Post-Op Pain Management Improves in Past Decade, Survey Shows

    Post-Op Pain Management Improves Over Decade Far fewer patients report serious pain two weeks after surgery WebMD News from HealthDay By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The percentage of American patients who experience serious post-operative pain appears to have fallen significantly over the past decade, a new survey reveals. […]

  • Assured Brand Naproxen Sodium Tablets Recalled

    Assured Brand Naproxen Sodium Tablets Recalled WebMD News from HealthDay Oct. 23, 2014 — More than 11,600 boxes of Assured brand naproxen pain relief tablets distributed to Dollar Tree stores are being recalled because they might actually contain bottles of ibuprofen, a different type of pain drug. The recall by Contract Packaging Resources, Inc. includes […]

  • FDA Approves Injectable Device for Back, Leg Pain

    FDA Approves Injectable Device for Back, Leg Pain By Susan JeffreyMedscape Medical News Dec. 4, 2014 — The FDA has approved an injectable microchip nerve-stimulation device for the relief of ongoing back and leg pain. The Stimwave Freedom Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) system is expected to be available in the United States next January, the company, Stimwave […]

  • Antidepressant, Painkiller Combo May Raise Risk of Brain Bleed

    Antidepressant Plus NSAIDs May Up Brain Bleed Risk Be cautious about taking both together, researcher says WebMD News from HealthDay By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Taking both an antidepressant and a painkiller such as ibuprofen or naproxen may increase risk of a brain hemorrhage, a new study suggests. […]

  • Chronic Pain Linked to ADHD

    Chronic Pain Linked to ADHD By Pauline AndersonMedscape Medical News Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH Sept. 14, 2015 — More than a third of people with ongoing “central pain” may also have ADHD, a small study suggests. Central pain stems from damage to the central nervous system — the brain, brain stem and spinal […]

  • Medical Marijuana Seems Safe for Chronic Pain

    Medical Marijuana Seems Safe for Chronic Pain And the drug modestly reduced people’s pain scores WebMD News from HealthDay By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana appears mostly safe for treating chronic pain, at least among people with some experience using the drug, a new study suggests. People […]

  • How to Prevent Foot Pain

    7 Ways to Prevent Foot Pain By Michelle LeiferWebMD Feature Reviewed by William Blahd, MD You’re likely to walk more than 100,000 miles over the course of your lifetime. That’s like circling the earth four times at the equator. But as important as your feet are, it’s all too easy to neglect them — until […]

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