Dr. Harris McIlwain, MD

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  • Harris McIlwain, MD - Temple Terrace, FL - Pain Medicine
    Achieving control of blood glucose is the most important step you can take to ensure longevity, as well as regain control of your erections. With blood glucose monitoring and control, you can prevent any complications, such as:
    • eye damage (retinopathy)
    • nerve damage (neuropathy)
    • foot problems
    ...Read More
  • Harris McIlwain, MD - Temple Terrace, FL - Pain Medicine
    Comprehensive research shows that from 30 to 50 percent of new diabetes diagnosed each year may be caused by too little exercise. Exercise can cut your risk of type 2 diabetes. Researchers believe that regular and ongoing exercise and activity such as walking, gardening, housework, playing with kids...Read More
  • Harris McIlwain, MD - Temple Terrace, FL - Pain Medicine
    Obesity greatly increases the risk for diabetes, as does having an affected family member. African Americans are also at higher risk. In fact, African Americans are twice as likely to have diabetes as the general population, and the rate of diagnosed diabetes in the African American community has...Read More
  • Harris McIlwain, MD - Temple Terrace, FL - Pain Medicine
    You might try SAM-e to treat depression. Most studies suggest that SAM-e works as well as pharmaceutical antidepressants yet it works quickly, giving results within one week. Pharmaceutical antidepressants may take as long as four weeks to show benefit.  Read More
  • Harris McIlwain, MD - Temple Terrace, FL - Pain Medicine
    Here's what you can do to lower your blood pressure:
    1. control your weight -- even losing five to ten pounds can significantly reduce blood pressure.
    2. begin a regular exercise program
    3. manage stress
    4. reduce excess alcohol intake
    5. have an adequate intake of potassium and calcium
    Read More
  • Harris McIlwain, MD - Temple Terrace, FL - Pain Medicine
    The most common cause of lower back pain is using your back muscles in movements or activities you're not used to, such as lifting furniture or doing heavy yard work. It’s important to know the facts about lifting to avoid further back injury or pain problems. Did you know that very high forces are placed...Read More
  • Harris McIlwain, MD - Temple Terrace, FL - Pain Medicine
    Treatment options for neck pain:
    • apply moist heat twice daily to affected areas
    • do neck, back, and shoulder exercises
    • stretch daily
    • lose weight
    • reduce stress in the neck and shoulders if you feel muscle tension
    • work on sleep quality
    • talk to your doctor about medications to ease pain,
    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pain Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost one-fifth of Americans do daily battle with crippling, chronic pain, a large new survey reveals, with the elderly and women struggling the most.

    The poll of roughly 35,000 American households provides the first snapshot of the pain lands...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Gout, a form of inflammatory arthritis, appears to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, especially in women, a new study finds.

    Researchers followed more than 35,000 gout sufferers in the United Kingdom and found that women with gout were 71 perce...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risks of powerful narcotic painkillers outweigh their benefits for treating chronic headaches, low back pain and fibromyalgia, a new statement from the American Academy of Neurology says.

    Narcotic, or opioid, painki...Full Article

  • 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