Dr. Andrew C. Hecht, MD

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

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

    THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most professional football players who have shoulder stabilization surgery are able to return to the game, a new study finds.

    Shoulder instability is a common injury among NFL players, but their rate of return after surgery to fix the problem ha...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who have lower back pain caused by spinal stenosis -- a condition that narrows the open space in the spinal canal -- are unlikely to get relief from steroid shots, a new study finds.

    "Steroid injections are a common treatment for spinal s...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A paralyzed person who will be strapped into a robotic "suit" with artificial skin will take the first kick-off of the World Cup in Brazil when the tournament starts Thursday.

    Eight Brazilians who are paralyzed from...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first artificial arm that can perform complex tasks was approved for sale May 9 in the United States.

    The DEKA Arm System detects electrical signals in the muscles close to where the prosthetic is attached, which are then sent to a computer pr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just one exercise education session works as well as expensive, long-term physical therapy in reducing pain in whiplash patients, a new study shows.

    The results, published in the April 4 issue of The Lancet, add to previous findings that lo...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A tiny spinal fracture can turn an active person into a shut-in. Until now, patients with these compression fractures have had limited options, but a new procedure shows promise, researchers say.

    Vertebral or compression fractures -- micro-breaks...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- CT scans can help detect gout that's been missed by the current standard testing method, a new study suggests.

    Gout is a common and painful form of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the body. The standard test -- called needle aspi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery reduces knee pain in obese people, and the results are similar to those seen in patients who have a knee replacement, according to a small new study.

    The study included 20 obese patients who had weight-loss surgery and 40 pat...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Naturopathic Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Massage can relieve neck pain if it's done often by a professional therapist and for the correct length of time, according to new research.

    One-hour sessions two or three times a week appear to be best, said study researcher Karen Sherman, senior...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with certain kinds of arthritis are among groups of patients who are most vulnerable to serious pain after undergoing knee replacement surgery, a new study finds.

    General anesthesia and longer time in a tourniquet also appear to contribut...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the population ages, more and more older people might need to have their hip joints replaced. But how old is too old to undergo the surgery?

    According to a new study, patients in their 90s who need total hip replacement can have results compa...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although hip and knee replacements are common, a similar surgery to replace diseased shoulder joints also appears worthwhile for rheumatoid arthritis patients whose severe shoulder pain and stiffness can't be eased by medication or physical therapy, new

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    MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Marriage might be good for men's bone health, but only if they get hitched when they're in their mid-20s or older, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from nearly 300 men and about 340 women across the United...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The idea that many people involved in car crashes are quick to "lawyer up" with an injury claim might be off base.

    A new study finds that long-term pain is common among people who have been in crashes, but most of them do not take legal action.<...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Be careful when you plunk your youngster into a shopping cart on your next trip to the grocery store.

    New U.S. research finds that one child winds up in the emergency room every 22 minutes because of an injury related to shopping carts.

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