Monthly Archives: September 2018


5 Facts Every Woman Should Know About Ovarian Cancer

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WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The early symptoms of ovarian cancer are often confused with less serious issues, making successful treatment less likely, a cancer expert warns. Ovarian cancer is called a "silent killer." That's because many women are diagnosed too late, said Dr. David Fishman of NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital in New York [...]

Acupuncture: A New Look at an Ancient Remedy

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WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Widely practiced in Asia for thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine. Yet it's still viewed with some skepticism in the Western world. And for the squeamish, just the idea of needles can be a turnoff. But, depending on what ails [...]

AHA: Heart Health Pays Dividends for Businessman Who Survived Cardiac Arrest

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TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Will Treinen has never been one to sit on the sidelines. The 51-year-old entrepreneur sacrificed many nights and weekends building a successful consulting company in Olympia, Washington. When he's off the clock, Will and his wife, Denise, enjoy spending time with their two grown daughters and two [...]

Look for Early Signs of Thyroid Cancer, Experts Urge

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SATURDAY, Sept. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cases of thyroid cancer are on the rise in the United States, and experts want you to know how people at high risk for the disease can detect it early. According to the American Cancer Society, 54,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the United States in 2018. [...]

1 in 12 Americans Lives With Debilitating Chronic Pain

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FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Of the 50 million Americans living with chronic pain, the pain is so bad for 20 million that it keeps them from doing the daily activities of life, researchers say. According to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic pain and high-impact chronic [...]

Mindfulness May Be a Buffer Against Pain

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WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Mindfulness meditation may take the edge off of pain, a new study suggests. "Mindfulness is related to being aware of the present moment without too much emotional reaction or judgment," explained lead researcher Fadel Zeidan. He's an assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomy at Wake Forest Baptist Medical [...]

Could a Placebo Pill Help Ease Your Back Pain?

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WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With millions of pain-plagued Americans looking for an alternative to opioids, the solution for some might be no medicine at all. New research suggests that a good many back pain patients might find relief in a "dummy" sugar pill, eliminating their need for strong medication. About half the [...]

'No Documented Reason' for 1 in 3 Outpatient Opioid Rxs: Study

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MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The United States is in the grip of an epidemic of opioid painkiller addiction. But now, research shows that in nearly a third of cases there's no medical reason documented for opioids prescribed in an outpatient setting. The findings show the need for stricter rules on recording patients' [...]

Chronic Pain May Drive Some to Suicide

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MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Suffering debilitating pain every day may be so unbearable that some decide to take their own lives, new research suggests. More than 25 million U.S. adults have some level of daily pain, and 10.5 million have considerable pain every day. In this study, researchers led by Dr. Emiko [...]

Special Veterans Event Coming up September 13th

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Please join Robert Wilson, MD, and Boston Scientific at an upcoming luncheon and informational event for veterans! The event is scheduled for Thursday, September 13th at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College South Campus from 11am to 1pm. Dr. Wilson will present on the pain management services available for veterans at Noon. Dr. Wilson is board-certified in pain [...]