Items Tagged ‘News Tips and Features’

All Together Now

July 26th, 2017

All Together Now

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

Group exercise provides an added dose of motivation and fun. By Laurie Wertich If you’re like most people, the thought of going to the gym and slogging it out solo on a treadmill probably sounds like a tedious chore. In fact, in the grand scheme of chores, many of us might be inclined to choose […]

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Statin Drugs Used to Lower Cholesterol Appear to Reduce Mortality in Ankylosing spondylitis

July 20th, 2017

Statin Drugs Used to Lower Cholesterol Appear to Reduce Mortality in Ankylosing spondylitis

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There is an increased mortality of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients compared to the general population. Factors that contributed to this increased mortality are a lower level of education, and the development of diabetes, infections, and pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases. Overall, doctors estimate there is a 53% increased risk of mortality for men, and a 83% […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), Cholesterol, News Tips and Features, Statin Drugs


Duloxetine is effective as Pain Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

June 26th, 2017

Duloxetine is effective as Pain Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

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Drugs that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) go through clinical trails being evaluated in individuals who are the most ideal test subjects.  As soon as a new medicine is approved by the FDA that same drug can be used in individuals who have more comorbidities like diabetes, hypertension, and depression. It […]

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Tags: back pain, Cymbalta, Duloxetine, Irenka, News Tips and Features


Do NSAIDs Increase the Risk of Heart Attacks?

June 19th, 2017

Do NSAIDs Increase the Risk of Heart Attacks?

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most commonly prescribed class of medicines used around the world, and are widely used by individuals with arthritis, and back pain.  Starting with the development of aspirin from the active agent found in willow bark (salicylic acid) NSAIDs have offered humans the ability to decrease pain, fever, and inflammation.  […]

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Tags: anklyosing spondylitis, arthritis, back pain, Heart Attack, News Tips and Features, NSAIDs


Informed Spinal Stenosis and Herniated Disc Patients are More Satisfied and Have Less Pain and Disability

June 16th, 2017

Informed Spinal Stenosis and Herniated Disc Patients are More Satisfied and Have Less Pain and Disability

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The International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) is a group of 250 members from around the world who are experts in the study and treatment of lumbar spine disorders.  In 2017, their annual meeting was held in Athens, Greece where over 300 presentations. Steven Atlas, MD and colleagues from the Massachusetts […]

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Tags: back pain, Herniated Discs, News Tips and Features, Spinal Stenosis


Weight Lifting without Back Injury; Technique with a dash of common sense

June 5th, 2017

Weight Lifting without Back Injury; Technique with a dash of common sense

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Dr. Kaliq Chang of Atlantic Spine Center Offers Advice, Tips on How to Avoid Back Injury When Strength Training or Simply Just Lifting Technique, technique, technique – with a dash of common sense. Those are the ingredients for avoiding back injury when either lifting weights for strength training and exercise or simply lifting heavy objects, […]

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Tags: Back exercise, back strain, health and wellness, News Tips and Features, weight lifting


Know Your Rights

June 1st, 2017

Know Your Rights

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

There are things you can do if your health plan won’t pay for your medical treatment or delays your care. By Stacey Worthy, Esq. Health insurance companies can take a number of steps to control their costs. This can mean your health plan won’t cover certain treatments prescribed by your healthcare provider or the plan […]

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The Comfort of Good Care

June 1st, 2017

The Comfort of Good Care

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Prioritizing your needs—both practical and emotional—and spending some time engaged in high-quality research will help you find the right physician. By John Leifer Beyond family, there are few relationships more important than those we share with our doctors. We entrust physicians with our most precious asset—our health and well-being. Yet despite the importance of our […]

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Living with RA: Connect and Communicate with Your Rheumatology Nurse

June 1st, 2017

Living with RA: Connect and Communicate with Your Rheumatology Nurse

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Q&A with Linda Grinnell-Merrick, MS, RN, NP-BC Rheumatology Nursing Society Board Member Nurse Practitioner Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology University of Rochester Medical Center Q: What expertise do rheumatology nurses bring to their relationships with patients? A: Rheumatology nurses have specialized training in inflammatory diseases and clinical expertise in administering and monitoring current treatments. […]

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To Cleanse or Not to Cleanse?

June 1st, 2017

To Cleanse or Not to Cleanse?

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Wondering if you should jump on the bandwagon and commit to a dietary “cleanse” or “detox” regimen? Nutrition experts weigh in on the ongoing trend and provide important safety tips. By Diana Price Chances are you’ve heard the hype: friends raving about a green juice cleanse that leaves them feeling fantastic; someone’s sister who lost […]

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