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Preemptive celecoxib cuts post-op face-lift surgery pain

Preemptive treatment with oral celecoxib appears to be effective in decreasing acute postoperative pain in patients undergoing face-lift surgery, according to a study published online July 10 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery .


Related Topix: Medicine, Celebrex, Celecoxib (generic), Health, Plastic Surgery

Tue Jul 22, 2014


Cobra Venom Relieves Chronic Pain

So, you're walking in a forest or desert or place where cobras hang out. You see one and, if you're like me, you run .


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Chronic Pain, Headache

Tips for Beating BBQ Burns

Before lighting up your grill, get up to speed on how to treat minor burns. It's also a good idea to learn how to recognize signs of a more serious injury, advised Dr. Sampson Davis, an emergency room physician at Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in New Jersey.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Health


First case of chikungunya virus confirmed in Cabarrus Co

Health officials in Cabarrus County confirmed the first case of the chikungunya virus infection in a resident Tuesday.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Health

Laughing Squid

Scientists Try to Understand Why Tylenol is So Effective for Treating Pain

Scientists, like many other, people know that acetaminophen is a very effective pain-killer, but they don't understand why.


Related Topix: Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Medicine, Health


'House, M.D.' meets 'Royal Pains' in new USA drama 'Rush'

Take the pill-popping Dr. Gregory House, from "House, M.D.," and combine him with the concierge medicine of Hankmed on "Royal Pains," and you've got TV's newest - and perhaps darkest - TV doctor on USA Network's "Rush."


Related Topix: House, Comedy, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Royal Pains, Medicine, Health


Re: Where's the paperwork robot?

Palliative care is one of the things that medical professionals struggle most with, because it's so hard to determine who's silently toughing it out and who's complaining about excruciating pain just to persuade the doctors to give them more morphine.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Health


Full Commentary

A disease with the name polymyalgia rheumatic sounds rare and serious. But it affects over 700,000 Americans and is very treatable.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Inflammation, Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis

US Food and Drug Administration

Select to View Firm Press Release

July 18, 2014 - American Health Packaging has voluntarily recalled Lot #142588, Expiration Date, 01/2016 of Ibuprofen Tablets, USP, 600 mg, in a hospital unit dose presentation that may contain individual blistered doses labeled as Oxcarbazepine Tablets, 300 mg, lot #142544.


Related Topix: Medicine, Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Ibuprofen (generic), Trileptal, Oxcarbazepine (generic), Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

International Business Times

Think Positive to Reduce Pain: Study

A five-minute session of cognitive behavioural therapy helps reduce pain by at least 60 per cent, said scientists at the University of Reading.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WILX-TV Lansing

What's Going Around

Usually, sinuses are filled with air. When they get blocked and filled with fluid, which can even happen when diving into the swimming pool, germs can grow and cause an infection.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic)

Steuben Courier

Dr. Murray Feingold: Know your baby's teething symptoms

Although teething is a normal process associated with the eruption of babies primary teeth, there is some confusion present, especially among parents, as how to best manage some of the symptoms.


Related Topix: Health, Xylocaine, Lidocaine (generic)

The Columbian

Cannabis and pain meds

If you missed it this weekend, Columbian health reporter Marissa Harshman had a great piece about conflicts between pharmaceutical pain meds and medical marijuana use.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Medicine, Health, Insomnia, Camas, WA

Concord Monitor

Letter: Pain and Medicaid

I practice conservatively and with many measures in place to ensure the safety and compliance of my patients.


Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Medicine, Maggie Hassan, US Governors, Opinion

PhysOrg Weblog

Automated models can identify acute back pain in EMRs

Administrative data models can discriminate acute low back pain from nonacute cases in electronic medical records , according to a study published in the June 15 issue of Spine .


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Life, Veteran Affairs

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

VA makes changes to prescription pain killer policy

The Veterans Administration has a new policy designed to reduce dependency on pain killers such as morphine and oxycodone.


Related Topix: Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Health

Daily Herald

Rotator cuff injury requires rest, pain relief, stretching

A: When people hear "rotator cuff injury," they often think of baseball pitchers.


Related Topix: Inflammation, Health, Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Ibuprofen (generic)

The Town Talk

Roach: Do statins affect heart muscle?

Dear Dr. Roach: I have had coronary bypass surgery, and I take cholesterol medicine.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cholesterol, Health

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Berlin opthalmologist disciplined by state board, barred from prescribing controlled drugs

Berlin opthalmologist Dr. William Foord, whose prescribing privileges were suspended by the state Board of Medicine on an emergency basis in February 2013, has now agreed to a permanent prohibition from prescribing scheduled II, III, IV and V controlled substances.


Related Topix: Berlin, NH, Medicine, Health

Daily Mail

Massachusetts reports new case of potentially deadly mosquito-borne ...

Massachusetts reports new case of potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus only days after two people were confirmed to have contracted it in Florida The disease is passed from human to human by infected mosquitoes the same way malaria and dengue fever are transmitted Massachusetts health officials have confirmed the state's first case this year of ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, Health, Arthritis, Entomology, Science