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Arizona Pain Specialists Contend Recent Vertebroplasty Studies are Misleading: Studies Actually Show it is Effective at Reducing Pain

Two studies released August 6, 2009 in the New England Journal of Medicine claim to demonstrate that vertebroplasty, a procedure to treat some painful spine fractures, is not effective. According to several authorities in the field, this is incorrect, as both studies actually demonstrate a signi...

Atlanta Sports Medicine Doctor Spero Karas Wins 'Atlanta's Top Doctors' Honor Again

Atlanta Magazine has named Dr. Spero G. Karas among the top Orthopedic Surgeons in the greater Atlanta metro area for the second consecutive time. Dr. Karas was recognized by his peers and key medical leaders for being a 'highly skilled, exceptional,' and 'most-trusted' sports medicine specialis...

Sierra Tucson Pain Management Program Awarded Pain Program Accreditation by the American Academy of Pain Management For Treatment of Chronic Pain

Facility becomes the only Academy-accredited inpatient pain program in Arizona Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) January 27, 2009 -- The Sierra Tucson Pain Management Program has been awarded Pain Program Accreditation by the American Academy of Pain Management (the Academy), the nati...

Sleep Apnea Seems to Wear Down the Brain

Repeated blood flow changes may be at the root of higher stroke risk, study says THURSDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Repeated surges and drops in blood pressure and blood flow in the brain might make people with sleep apnea more prone to have a stroke and die in their sleep, a new s...

Rising Blood Sugar May Harm the Aging Brain

And exercise might help offset the effect, study suggests TUESDAY, Dec. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have unmasked what appears to be a major mechanism contributing to normal, age-related cognitive decline. Happily, it's a mechanism that is amenable to change: rising blood gluc...

Employees Have Yet Another Reason To Lose Their Office Chairs In Favor Of A Treadmill Desk: Their Brain

Use of Treadmill Desks May Increase Production of Small Blood Vessels in the Brain Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) December 2, 2008 -- Numerous studies in recent years have shown that walking on a regular basis lowers an employee's incidence of stroke, dementia and Alzheimer's Dise...

Austin Dentistry Clinic Now Offers Certified Full Service Sedation Dentistry -- All Gain, No Pain

Austin Smiles, the dental clinic of Dr. Michael McCarty, is now offering full service sedation dentistry to its clients. Sedation dentistry is the answer for those who need dental work and yet dread the dental office. New techniques and procedures have made it safe and comfortable for people to h...

Newborns in Intensive Care Often Exposed to Pain

May change pain processing in brain, affect development, researcher says TUESDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- Although tiny babies receiving intensive care must undergo numerous painful interventions, not enough is being done to reduce their discomfort, new research suggests. Of the ...

Marijuana May Shrink Parts of the Brain

Drug can affect memory and result in early psychotic symptoms, researchers say MONDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- People who use marijuana for a long time can develop abnormalities in their brains, Australian researchers report. Although growing literature suggests that long-term ma...

New 'PPUD Syndrome' Prevalent Among Indian Doctors In Britain

A number of doctors who had migrated to Britain with high hopes of getting a safe and secure job are now under depression. More specifically, they are believed to be suffering from the so-called "PPUD syndrome" //that stands for post PLAB unemployed doctor's syndrome. Writing in the latest is...

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