Dr. Andrew C. Hecht, MD

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Affiliation:

  • The Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Location:

  • Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice
  • 5 East 98th Street
  • New York, NY
  • 212-241-0735
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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Occupational Therapy:

    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Working in an awkward position significantly increases the risk of developing low back pain, a new study finds.

    Doing manual labor that involved awkward positions increased the risk of low back pain by eight times. Other significant risk factors i...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of broken bones increases with both weight gain and loss in older women, according to a new study.

    These findings challenge the widely held belief that weight gain protects older women against fractures, the researchers said.

    T...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neck & Spine Surgery:

    MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery and more conservative treatments provide similar long-term outcomes for people with spinal stenosis, a new study suggests.

    Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal that leads to back and leg pain and othe...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The causes and treatment of chronic pain are often elusive. However, a small study provides the first evidence that inflammation in key regions of the brain might play a role in ongoing discomfort.

    The findings illuminate possible sources of chr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Neurology:

    MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A large increase in the number of U.S. school-age athletes receiving treatment for concussions is likely due to new laws and increased public awareness, a new study suggests.

    Researchers examined data collected from privately insured 12- to 18-yea...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Immediate medical treatment of a dislocated shoulder reduces the risk of bone, muscle and nerve injuries as well as the risk of future dislocations, a new study found.

    Prompt treatment includes scans of the shoulder befor...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A common type of knee surgery may increase the chances of arthritis, a new study suggests.

    The procedure repairs tears in the meniscus, a piece of cartilage that acts as a shock absorber. There are two in each knee, an...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many men on hormone therapy for prostate cancer aren't getting bone-strengthening drugs they may need, new Canadian research contends.

    Hormone therapy, which suppresses male hormones called androgens, helps stop cancer cells from growing. But one ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older men are much less likely than women to receive osteoporosis screening and treatment after suffering a wrist fracture, a new study reveals.

    While osteoporosis is widely regarded as a disease that affects older women, as many as one in four ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were born preterm or at a low birth weight may have an increased risk of needing a hip replacement due to osteoarthritis, a new study suggests.

    The researchers looked at more than 3,600 Australian adults, aged ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neck & Spine Surgery:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery for low back pain caused by spinal stenosis varies depending on where in the United States you live, a new report says.

    "Nearly 80 percent of Americans will experience low back pain at some point in their lives, and about 30 million people...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For children with broken bones, ibuprofen is a better choice for pain relief than morphine, researchers report.

    Although both medications are effective in easing the pain associated with these injuries, oral morphine ca...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney stone patients may be at increased risk for broken bones and may require treatment to protect their bone health, a new study suggests.

    Researchers led by Dr. Michelle Denburg, of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, analyzed data from...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you have bunions, taking care of them now can help you avoid more serious treatment later, an expert says.

    A bunion is a bump that forms on the joint of the big toe when bone or tissue moves out of place and extends beyond the normal anatomy of...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Compared to conservative treatments, arthroscopic knee surgery offers no apparent benefit for middle-aged people with age-related tears of the meniscus -- the cartilage that cushions the knee joint, according to a new analysis.

    This particular gr...Full Article