Need Pain Relief? Consider Radiofrequency Ablation

If you suffer from chronic neck and back pain, or chronic lower back pain, there is a minimally invasive option that you may want to discuss with your doctor called Radiofrequency ablation (RFA).  For some patients, RFA may reduce or eliminate pain for months at a time. The treatment uses an electrical current produced by … Read More

Handling Broken Bones: Diagnosis, Treatment

Most people don’t go around thinking about their bones. That is, until one breaks. Typically, fractures (broken bones) heal fairly well. But what about bones that are shattered in multiple places? Or fractures that won’t heal? Or — worst of all — traumatic breaks that tear the skin? “Trauma is hard because no one plans … Read More

Expert Q&A: Managing Chronic Pain

We all experience pain in our lives, whether from injury, a tension headache or just sleeping in an awkward position. But for many people, chronic pain — most commonly back pain, headaches and pain from arthritis — can make routine activities very challenging. People have many questions about the best ways to address pain. To … Read More

Vitamin K Know-How (Infographic)

Kale, collard greens and spinach are all rich in Vitamin K, an essential nutrient that promotes healthy blood clotting. Even though it’s good for you, too much Vitamin K should be avoided, experts say. Your intake of Vitamin K should not exceed 120 mcg if you are a man and 90 mcg if you are … Read More

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10 Tips for Choosing a Rehab Facility

Finding the right rehabilitation facility can be challenging because there are many factors to consider, says Yana Shumyatcher, MD, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist at Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital at Euclid Hospital. “Asking the right questions can help,” she says. Below, find ten questions to ask when choosing a rehab facility: 1. Does it … Read More

How 3D Printing Makes Surgery More Personal

No two livers are exactly alike. This uniqueness creates difficulty for surgeons, who need to remove damaged areas of a liver while keeping healthy areas intact. Enter 3D printing. This technology creates highly accurate 3D models that surgeons can use as visual aids to prepare for each individual’s unique anatomy. That preparation is necessary with … Read More

Poor Sleep Linked to Alzheimer’s-related Plaque

Getting a good night’s sleep is even better for you than you think. A new study involving older adults suggests not getting enough sleep, or having poor, interrupted sleep, may be linked to the buildup in the brain of abnormal protein called beta-amyloid plaque, which is associated with Alzheimer’s disease. This study is consistent with … Read More

When Sweat Glands Work Overtime

If you keep a stack of extra shirts in your desk drawer at work, avoid handshakes at all costs or swim in sweat even when you’re outside in the cold, you may have hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis affects 3 percent of the U.S. population and it can make a soppy, sorry mess of your social life and … Read More

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Study: Flu Can Be Deadly – Even for Healthy Kids

When most adults get the flu, they might need a few days of “couch time” for a full recovery. But with children, it can be different. When any child — even a healthy one — gets the flu, the results can be deadly. A new report presents even more compelling evidence of this. This is … Read More