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Ask The Doctors: December 2018

New drugs called immune checkpoint inhibitors have revolutionized treatment for certain cancers, including melanoma...

Simplify Healthy Eating

 Subscribers OnlyAchy, stiff joints from osteoarthritis get more common as we age. Your genes also contribute to the likelihood that...

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections

 Subscribers OnlyOrthobiologics include substances from one's own body, such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell products...

In The News: December 2018

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that most likely is caused by an interaction of genetic and...

Repairing a Fractured Hip

If you fall and can't get up (just like in the TV commercial), call 911 immediately. Michael Bloomfield, MD, advises...

Ask The Doctors: November 2018

The spine is a complex structure, the core of which is a stack of small bones (vertebrae). Cushioning disks separate...

Life After Joint Replacement

 Subscribers OnlyAfter your joint replacement surgery, you might go home on the same day or stay in the hospital for up to four days....

Reminder: Get a Flu Shot

The flu is caused by the influenza virus, which circulates in the air when someone with the flu coughs, sneezes or...

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

 Subscribers OnlyDining in a group causes most people to eat more calories than they would when eating alone. If you're planning to...

New Approach to Tendon Trouble

The degeneration process causes tendons to thicken. They're less elastic and don't function properly. "If there's...

In The News: November 2018

Pain is the main reason people with osteoarthritis seek medical care. A study published in Arthritis Care &...

Taming Text Neck

 Subscribers OnlyYour neck muscles are meant to support the weight of your 10-to 12-pound head in an upright position. As your head...

What Is Nerve Pain?

 Subscribers OnlyThis will likely be one of the first questions your doctor asks if you complain of chronic pain. Unless there is an...

Topical NSAIDs: A Safer Option

 Subscribers OnlyDiclofenac gel (Voltaren Gel®) can be used to treat pain from osteoarthritis in the hands, wrists, elbows, knees,...

In The News: October 2018

About half of all people with rheumatoid arthritis use natural supplements, such as fish oil, glucosamine,...

Replacing Damaged Elbows

Agrowing population of older adults may be partly responsible for an increase in elbow replacement surgeries for...

Ask The Doctors: September 2018

Hip arthritis is usually experienced as pain in the groin. It can also cause pain on the front of the thigh or even...

Guide to Acupuncture

 Subscribers OnlyAn ancient form of Chinese medicine, acupuncture can be viewed from both an Eastern and a Western perspective, as...

How to Prevent Falling

In addition to aging, other factors can put you at higher risk for falling. Having fallen in the past raises the...

Bone Health and Fracture Risk

 Subscribers OnlyBone density is measured with a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) test, which provides a T-score that shows how...

Benefits of Beans

 Subscribers OnlyHummus, which is traditionally made with chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans), is another easy legume-based food....

In The News: September 2018

Being overweight or obese can put added stress on joints. Every one pound of weight puts three to four pounds of...

Treat Low Back Pain Right

The reality is that most pain that is felt in the low back actually comes from stress and strain on the muscles, and...