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May 31, 2016

May 25, 2016 — Facelift patients who wish to avoid the dreaded 'turkey wattle' neckline years later should undergo a full-incision surgical technique instead of a short-scar method, according to novel new ... read more

New Procedure for Massive Rotator Cuff Tears Restores Stability Better, Say Researchers

Mar. 5, 2016 — Repairing massive rotator cuff tears is often a tricky proposition, especially for those who have failed prior surgery. New research considers how a new arthroscopic procedure to treat large rotator ... read more

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Improves Low Back Pain, Avoid Surgery, Studies Find

Feb. 29, 2016 — Osteopathic manipulative treatment reduced pain and improved function in patients suffering from chronic, nonspecific low back pain, research shows. Further, patients reporting the worst pain and ... read more

Wristband and an App for a Better Back

Feb. 26, 2016 — You may think you are doing the right back exercises to help your back pain, but a new app coupled with a wristband will help you—and your doctors—to figure out if this is ... read more

Smoking Cigarettes Can Be a Chronic Pain in Your Neck

Feb. 18, 2016 — Adding to the already length list of reasons not to smoke, researchers have connected smoking to worsening degenerative disc disease in the cervical spine, according to new ... read more

Conversion of Head and Neck Cancer Cells Into Radiation-Resistant Cancer Stem Cells Depends on HPV Status, Study Finds

Feb. 9, 2016 — Head and neck cancers that test positive for the human papilloma virus (HPV) are known to respond more favorably to radiation therapy than those that test HPV-negative, but an explanation for these ... read more

Why Is Calcific Tendinitis So Painful?

Feb. 3, 2016 — Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder, typically characterized by calcium deposits on the rotator cuff, is an extremely painful condition that can severely impair movement and life quality. A new study ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Scientists have developed a robotic exoskeleton that performs more efficiently rehabilitation therapies of patients with shoulder injuries. By using strength and motion sensors, the system assesses ... read more

Virtual Reality for Motor Rehabilitation of the Shoulder

Jan. 13, 2016 — A virtual reality system for motor rehabilitation of the shoulder has been developed by scientsts. The prototype, which includes a built-in movement sensor, allows the user to do controlled exercises ... read more

Exercise Associated With Prevention of Low Back Pain

Jan. 11, 2016 — Exercise, alone or in combination with education, may reduce the risk of low back pain, a review of medical literature suggests. The authors report that moderate-quality evidence suggests exercise ... read more

New Approach to Diagnosing Low Back Pain, Revealed by Clinical Study

Jan. 7, 2016 — A new, personalized approach to diagnosing low back pain has been discovered by researchers. Low back pain is the second most common cause of physician visits in the US and contributes to an ... read more

Exercise to Improve Skill and Coordination Can Help Reduce Lower Back Pain, New Research Shows

Jan. 6, 2016 — A new review shows that targeting exercises to muscles that support and control the spine offers another strategy to reduce pain and disability caused by lower back ... read more

Is Your Child's Achy Back More Than Just Growing Pains?

Jan. 4, 2016 — It's becoming more common for children and adolescents to seek medical care for back pain. Even with expensive, advanced tests like MRI scans, doctors may not be able to find the exact cause for ... read more

Opioid Prescribing Guideline Significantly Decreases Prescription Rates

Dec. 29, 2015 — An opioid prescribing guideline had an immediate and sustained impact on opioid prescribing rates for minor conditions and chronic noncancer pain in an acute care setting, emergency medicine ... read more

Teenager Infected With Rat-Bite Fever from Her Pet Rodent

Dec. 23, 2015 — A 17-year-old woman was infected with the rare, but treatable rat-bite fever, that developed from pet rodents that lived in her bedroom, report the doctors who treated ... read more

Dec. 10, 2015 — Too many tests at the doctor's office could cost you more than just dollars. In addition to the huge hit to your wallet, there's also the potential harm of false positives, and just because ... read more

Reducing Pain in Patients With Osteoarthritis of the Big Toe

Dec. 7, 2015 — Prefabricated foot orthoses and rocker-sole footwear (in which the sole of the shoe is curved) are effective at reducing peak pressure under the big toe in people with a condition called first ... read more

Trial Reveals Evidence of Long-Term Benefits for People With Chronic Neck Pain

Nov. 2, 2015 — Chronic neck pain is a difficult condition to treat, and previous research shows that single interventions generally do not provide long term benefits. Now a large scale investigation has found that ... read more

The American Academy of Pediatrics Tackles Youth Football Injuries

Oct. 25, 2015 — With football remaining one of the most popular sports for children and teens, the American Academy of Pediatrics is issuing new recommendations to improve the safety of all players while on the ... read more

Implant Procedure Helps Patients With Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Oct. 22, 2015 — A minimally invasive implant procedure is highly effective in reducing pain and disability for patients with sacroiliac joint dysfunction, reports a new clinical ... read more

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