Treatments and Techniques

Get Rid of Muscle Spasms for Good With Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point therapy works especialy well if you get treament in the first couple days after injury. (Warren Goldswain/iStock)

John F. Kennedy might never have been president if not for an early form of trigger point therapy. As part of his ongoing saga of...

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    Latest Laser Foot Treatments: Zap Nail Fungus, Treat Pain, Fight Fat

    Laser treatment is a remarkable technology that is only getting better. In podiatry, lasers are being used to completely get rid of toenail fungus, eliminate... Read more

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    Got Low Back Pain? Here’s What You Can Do

    NEW YORK—The first thing to do when your low back starts to hurt is relax—both your back and your mind. “The majority of back pain... Read more

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    With Mesotherapy, Minute Doses of Medicine Effectively Treat Pain

    NEW YORK—If you’ve heard of mesotherapy, you’ve probably heard of it as a noninvasive delivery method for cellulite treatments and facial rejuvenation. But it’s also... Read more

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    4 Tips to Handle Diaper Rash

    Diaper rash may not be a serious condition, but it can be extremely painful. It is common and causes concern for many parents trying to... Read more

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    Men, Beat the Negative Effects of Aging With Testosterone Replacement

    One of Dr. Baruch Ruttner’s patients, a man in his 50s, was going through a painful divorce.

 “He couldn’t concentrate, he was depressed, and had... Read more

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    Healthy Aging: Find Your New Normal

    According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), only 13 percent of both male and female baby boomers (aged 46 years to 64... Read more

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    Treating Hidden Wounds—the Case for Putting Psychologists in Trauma Programs

    Imagine this: A 17-year-old girl has been shot in an apparent mall robbery. Her parents rush to the hospital only to be told they cannot... Read more

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    What to Do in a Dental Emergency

    Emergencies can be scary. Understanding what constitutes a dental emergency and knowing what steps to take can reduce the anxiety that accompanies emergencies. In general,... Read more

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    May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Take Practical Steps Now to Help Stave Off Skin Cancer

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — She thought the blemish that refused to heal was simply a persistent pimple. Shelaine Pennington, a Mississippi State University Extension Service agent... Read more

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    7 Biggest Skincare Myths

    Everyone wants good skin — and there’s plenty of advice out there about how to make that happen. But, not all of that advice is... Read more

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    Essential Oil Safety

    Essential oils are natural chemicals extracted from plants. If used properly, they are very safe. Used incorrectly, essential oils have been known to cause skin... Read more

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    What You Should Know About Crohn’s Disease

    If you don’t know anything about Crohn’s disease (CD), you’re not be alone. Crohn’s disease is not a household word, and in spite of its importance, receives... Read more

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    Sleep Loss Makes You Fat

    Experts urge adults to get between seven and nine hours of sleep a night. Children and teens may need as much as 10 hours. But... Read more

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    Lasers Treat Gum Disease With Less Pain and Fear

    NEW YORK—Since Dr. Mark Schlesinger started doing gum surgery with lasers, he hasn’t had to prescribe painkillers for a single patient. “It’s not necessary,” he... Read more

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    Rotator Cuff Injury: Use Golf Swing, Tennis Serve to Recover

    NEW YORK—Personalizing care is key for orthopedic shoulder surgeon Dr. Francis Mendoza.  If you love golf, he creates a recovery program that integrates swinging your... Read more

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    Rev Up Your Turmeric

    Turmeric has been revered in India and China as both food and medicine for thousands of years, but the West has been very slow to embrace... Read more

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