Dr. Christian Whitney, DO

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pain Medicine:

    TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Relief for chronic pain may be just a phone call away, according to a new study.

    Pain is a major health problem in the United States and costs the country more than $600 billion each year in lost productivity and health care.

    For this stu...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pain Medicine:

    TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in some states seem to wield a freer hand issuing prescriptions for powerful narcotic medications, leading to wide variations in narcotic drug use among states, U.S. health officials reported Tuesday.

    Physicians in Alabama -- the state wit...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Walking the equivalent of an hour a day may help improve knee arthritis and prevent disability, new research suggests.

    Because of knee arthritis, many older adults find walking, climbing stairs or even getting up from a chair difficult. But thes...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pain Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave its approval to the first generic version of the powerful pain reliever Celebrex (celecoxib).

    Celecoxib is a member of the cox-2 inhibitor family of painkillers, prescription medicines often used...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Therapy:

    WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Physical therapy for people with arthritis of the hip doesn't help relieve pain or improve function more than receiving a sham treatment, a new study by Australian researchers suggests.

    "Receiving physical therapy did not add any greater benefit...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having a beer a few times a week might help women avoid painful rheumatoid arthritis, a new study suggests.

    The disease, which affects women more than men, is a form of arthritis linked to immune system dysfunction. According to the Arthritis F...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans with arthritis are at higher risk for falls and fall-related injuries than those without the condition, a new study reveals.

    Rates of falls and fall-related injuries over the study's 12-month period were higher among middle-aged and olde...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Milk may be a useful weapon against arthritis of the knee for women, but the same can't be said for yogurt or cheese, a new study says.

    The more low-fat or fat-free milk women drank, the slower the progression of osteoar...Full Article

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    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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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adults whose parents were addicted to alcohol or drugs are at increased risk for arthritis, a new Canadian study contends.

    Researchers looked at more than 13,000 adults and found about 20 percent had been diagnosed with arthritis. More than 14 pe...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug often used to treat gout may reduce the risk of premature death in patients with this common form of arthritis, according to a new study.

    Previous research has associated gout with an increased risk of early death. This study examined how ...Full Article

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    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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Medical marijuana pills and sprays might ease the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, but most other alternative therapies do little to lessen the pain and muscle rigidity that often accompanies the disease, according to new guidelines.

    To reach that...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Otezla (apremilast) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with active psoriatic arthritis, a condition associated with the autoimmune skin disease psoriasis.

    Most people develop psoriasis first and are subsequ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patient requests for specific drugs have a major influence on the medicines prescribed by doctors, a new study suggests.

    The findings raise questions and concerns about how direct-to-consumer advertising for brand-name drugs affects medicine safe...Full Article