|Take Steps to Control Bunions
Take Steps to Control Bunions FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you have bunions, taking care of them now can help you avoid more serious treatment later, an expert says. A bunion is a bump that forms on the joint of the big toe when bone or tissue moves out of place and extends beyond the normal anatomy of the toe. Left untreated, bunions can cause debilitating pain and may require surgery to correct, said Brent Rosenthal, a podiatrist and podiatric surgeon at CentraState Medical Center in F...
Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries
Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Compared to conservative treatments, arthroscopic knee surgery offers no apparent benefit for middle-aged people with age-related tears of the meniscus -- the cartilage that cushions the knee joint, according to a new analysis. This particular group of patients "may not benefit from rushing into arthroscopic surgery," said study researcher Dr. Moin Khan, chief resident of orthopedic surgery at McMaster University i...
Health Tip: Soothing Psoriasis on the Feet
Health Tip: Soothing Psoriasis on the Feet (HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis causes red, itchy skin plaques that commonly affect the bottoms of the feet. The American Podiatric Medical Association suggests how to help manage the condition: Soak feet in an oatmeal bath. Regularly apply a hypoallergenic moisturizing lotion. Avoid stress. Don't drink alcohol. Consider light therapy if your doctor recommends it. See a podiatrist if the psoriasis doesn't improve with at-home care.
Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study
Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breast reconstruction after a mastectomy has long been an option, but a new study shows that only about 42 percent of women choose it. "The most common reasons women didn't undergo reconstruction was that they felt it wasn't important, they weren't interested in more surgery or they were focused on their cancer treatment," said lead researcher Dr. Monica Morrow, chief of breast surgery at M...
Health Tip: Have Jaw Pain?
Health Tip: Have Jaw Pain? (HealthDay News) -- Jaw pain can radiate to the ears and teeth, and may even lead to headache. The American Dental Association mentions these possible causes of jaw pain: Having sinus problems. Having a toothache, or grinding the teeth. Having an infection. Having arthritis of the temporomandibular joint. Having periodontal disease. Having stressed facial muscles.
Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report
Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lupus and other rheumatic diseases can cause neurological symptoms such as headaches and seizures, which can delay a correct diagnosis for months, a new report says. Treatments for rheumatic diseases can also cause these types of symptoms, according to neurologists at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill. Rheumatic disorders include autoimmune and inflammatory diseases of the joints and ...
Health Tip: Losing Weight May Help Against Osteoarthritis
Health Tip: Losing Weight May Help Against Osteoarthritis (HealthDay News) -- Losing any extra weight can help prevent or alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis, experts say. The Weight-loss Information Network explains how osteoarthritis and overweight are related, and what you can do to reduce your risk: Excess weight can cause greater strain on the joints, resulting in wear on the joints and increased risk of osteoarthritis. The more body fat you have, the more likely you are to have inflammation. Losi...
Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study
Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women who have battled breast cancer might halve their chances of a recurrence if they take aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) regularly, new research suggests. The researchers followed 440 breast cancer survivors -- most of them past menopause and overweight or obese -- who were diagnosed between 1987 and 2011. The women had estrogen receptor-positive br...
Could Chiropractic Manipulation of Your Neck Trigger a Stroke?
Could Chiropractic Manipulation of Your Neck Trigger a Stroke? THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Getting your neck adjusted by a chiropractor or osteopathic doctor may be associated with an increased risk of stroke, according to a scientific statement released Thursday by the American Heart Association. The energetic thrusts and rotations sometimes used in neck manipulation may cause a small tear in the artery walls in the neck, a condition called cervical artery dissection, the statement noted...
Skip the Steroids for Shoulder Pain?
Skip the Steroids for Shoulder Pain? TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For relief of shoulder pain, physical therapy and steroid shots provide similar results, a new study finds. Researchers compared the two nonsurgical approaches in a group of 100-plus adults suffering from shoulder pain caused by rotator cuff problems, tendinitis or bursitis. "Whether you had a steroid injection or physical therapy, the improvement in each group was the same," said lead researcher Daniel Rhon, from the Center ...
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