Harris McIlwain

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Specialties:

  • pain medicine

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  • 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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

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

    FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More and more Americans are being prescribed powerful narcotic drugs when they visit the emergency department for problems such as low back pain or a pounding headache, a new study finds.

    Between 2001 and 2010, emergency departments in the United...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    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

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

    TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People treated at emergency rooms more than once a year for overdoses on narcotic drugs are more likely to be put on a ventilator and to be hospitalized, a new study finds.

    Researchers also identified a number of risk ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in the United States are writing more prescriptions for sedatives than ever before, and the frequent use of these powerful drugs in combination with narcotic painkillers may be causing medication-related deaths, a new study suggests.

    Sedat...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    SUNDAY, Dec. 15, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first device aimed at easing the pain of migraines preceded by aura -- sensory disturbances that occur just before an attack.

    About a third of migraine sufferers experience auras.

    The ...Full Article

  • Mary L. Raterman
  • Suzette Carlin
    Suzette Carlin is now following Harris McIlwain