Dr. Gordon Irving, MD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A relatively small number of medications are responsible for sending thousands of young children to the hospital for accidental ingestion, a U.S. government study finds.

    Each year between 2007 and 2011, about 9,500 U.S. children younger than 6 ye...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis don't take their expensive medications as prescribed, a new British study finds.

    Failure to take the drugs correctly reduces their effectiveness and may lead to a worsening of symptoms, warned rese...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is going ahead with tough new controls on painkillers containing hydrocodone, which has been tied to a surge in dangerous addictions across the United States.

    The new restrictions would cover prescr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The pain of fibromyalgia might be eased with injections of the painkiller lidocaine, a new study suggests.

    People with fibromyalgia complain of chronic pain throughout their body as well as an increased sensitivity to pain. Doctors often have tro...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new formulation of a powerful narcotic painkiller that discourages potential abusers from snorting or injecting the drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    Called Targiniq ER and made by Purdue Pharma, the pill is a co...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even though its use is often advised by doctors, the painkiller acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol -- does not help treat lower back pain, according to a new Australian study.

    The researchers found the drug was no more effective than a dum...Full Article

  • 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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • 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