Pain Management News
Accuweather.com - Dr. Houman Danesh: "Popular Polar Plunges 'Shock' Body with Frigid Temperatures, Pose Health Risks"
January 2, 2015
Adapted from a Nordic tradition, Polar Plunges have risen in popularity as fundraisers for local charities and organizations.
Bloomberg - Dr. Houman Danesh: "Pfizer's Lyrica Doesn't Help Most Common Back Pain, Study Finds"
December 11, 2014
Pfizer Inc.'s best-selling drug, Lyrica, didn’t help patients with the most common cause of back pain any more than a placebo in a small study, casting doubt on the potential for doctors to expand the medication’s use.
The New York Time - Dr. Danesh: "Panel Rejects Sternest F.D.A. Warning for Steroid Shots"
November 25, 2014
A panel of medical experts advising the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday decided not to recommend slapping the sternest federal warning on steroid injections for neck and back pain, allowing their use to continue relatively unchanged.
Time.com - Dr. Danesh: "Take the Sting Out of Alternative Medicine Costs"
November 4, 2014
A visit to a chiropractor, acupuncturist, or other nontraditional healer has become increasingly commonplace; more than a third of Americans use some form of complementary or alternative medicine, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Med Page Today - Dr. Houman Danesh: "In Practice: Clearing the Inbox"
September 29, 2014
Recent studies indicate that while a low percentage of physicians use e-mail to communicate with patients, the majority of patients would prefer their doctor communicate via e-mail – and would even be willing to pay for it.
Health Day - Dr. Houman Danesh: "Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends"
July 24, 2014
Even though its use is often advised by doctors, the painkiller acetaminophen – best known as Tylenol – does not help treat lower back pain, according to a new Australian study.
Time Warner Cable News - New York 1 - Dr. Houman Danesh and Dr. Xui Min Li: "Learning From the Art and Science of Chinese Medicine"
July 24, 2014
From herbs to acupuncture, many forms of Chinese medicine are becoming mainstream in the Western world, but many people don't understand the philosophy or complex practice of Chinese medicine.
Accuweather - "Hundreds Die from Exposure to Heat, Humidity Each Year"
May 17, 2014
Prolonged exposure to stale heat and damp, choking humidity claims hundreds of lives each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Today - "Pains You Should Never Ignore"
May 7, 2014
Abby Cuffey of Woman's Day and Dr. Houman Danesh join TODAY to chat about the importance of taking care of yourself and recognizing when some pains warrant a call to your doctor.
HealthDay - "Common Cold Meds May Post Health Threats"
March 19, 2014
Over-the-counter sinus and pain remedies that combine two common ingredients – phenylephrine and acetaminophen – might cause serious side effects such as high blood pressure, dizziness and tremors, New Zealand researchers warn.
iVillage - "Is Your MD Missing Something? How to Avoid and Handle a Misdiagnosis"
January 21, 2014
When Houman Danesh, MD had a patient come to him for a second opinion, his examination revealed a sizable herniated disc and asymmetry in her hips.
HealthDay - "Vitamin D Supplements May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain"
January 17, 2014
People suffering from the chronic pain of fibromyalgia might benefit from taking vitamin D supplements if they suffer from low levels of the vitamin, a new study from Austria suggests.
The Weather Channel - "Stop Taking Unnecessary Vitamin Supplements, Doctors Say"
December 17, 2013
With cold and flu season upon us, ensuring you get the proper daily intake of vitamins and minerals through natural sources and a balanced diet can help boost your immune system.
CBS News - "What Your Multivitamin Can and Can't Do For You"
December 17, 2013
New research says that taking multivitamins won't help the health of the general public. But, does that mean you should swear off all supplemental pills and powders?
Shape Magazine - "5 Easy Ways to Stay Cold- and Flu-Free"
October 30, 2013
Besides increasing the production of cells that boost immunity, getting the kinks worked out pushes blood and fluid from around your cells through the lymph nodes.
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