Itching for Eczema Relief?
Known for its intense itch, eczema can be an irritating condition to manage and often affects different people in different ways. While eczema is typically thought of as a disease that occurs in infants and children, it can continue well … Continue reading
Local Surgeon Involved in Novel Drug Study for Hip Fracture
FORT LAUDERDALE — We can’t avoid it. The aches and pains of growing old are inevitable and with it comes things like bone loss and increased risk for hip fractures. “As we age, our bones tend to weaken causing osteoporosis, … Continue reading
Osteoarthritis sufferers – they’re not who you’d think!
When osteoarthritis is discussed, the image is often one of an elderly person hobbling along with joint pain. That is not always the case. Over the years, athletes such as Shaquille O’Neal, Dorothy Hamill and Wayne Gretzky have struggled with osteoarthritis. … Continue reading
Treating Acne: Oral medications, Chemical Peels, Non-Invasive Lasers
What do Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt and Alicia Keys all have in common? Well, besides being worth millions, they all struggle with acne. Acne doesn’t discriminate, it affects men and women of all races and a large range of ages. … Continue reading
What is Actinic Keratosis (AK) and How is it Treated?
Also called Solar Keritosis, Actinic Keratosis is a rough, scaly patch of skin caused by prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or indoor tanning. Multiple individual Actinic Keritosis are referred to as Actinic Keritoses. AK lesions are often described … Continue reading
Good News May Be on the Horizon for Those With Knee Pain
Is the constant pain in your knees limiting your ability to walk and enjoy daily activities? If so, you are not alone. Knee pain is a common complaint heard by orthopaedic surgeons as ongoing physical activity weigh heavily on the … Continue reading
Fluorescent Probe Could Help Diagnose Osteoarthritis Earlier
A recent study has identified a florescent probe that could help doctors diagnose osteoarthritis earlier and better track its progression. It could also demonstrate the effectiveness of various osteoarthritis medications. Researchers from the Tufts University School of Medicine injected a … Continue reading
Know the Difference between Primary and Secondary Osteoarthritis
There are actually two types of osteoarthritis (OA): primary and secondary. These two forms of OA have the same symptoms, but different causes. What is osteoarthritis? Both primary and secondary OA involve the breakdown of cartilage in joints, which causes … Continue reading
Is There a Connection between Osteoarthritis and Leptin?
Researchers at Duke University were surprised to find a possible link between leptin and osteoarthritis (OA). Leptin is a hormone in the body that regulates appetite; it also influences known OA risk factors, such as body weight, inflammation, sex hormones … Continue reading
Could Sugar Prevent Osteoarthritis?
Researchers in the U.K. have discovered an elegantly simple solution to lower orthopedic surgery patients’ risk of osteoarthritis: sugar. More specifically, sugar mixed into the saline solution surgeons use to clean joints. People who have operations for joint injuries or … Continue reading