Dr. Lionel Bissoon, MD

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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 Sleep Medicine:

    THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A short session of hypnosis might lead to a better night's sleep, says a team of Swiss researchers.

    After listening to a sleep-promoting audio tape containing hypnotic suggestion, women who are suggestible to hypnosis spent two-thirds less time ...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 Gerontology:

    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There will be almost twice as many elderly Americans in 2050 as there are now, posing serious issues for the nation's health care system, according to two U.S. Census Bureau reports released Tuesday.

    "The United States is projected to age signific...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility:

    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged couples who want to have a baby but are having trouble conceiving should go straight to in vitro fertilization (IVF), skipping other types of fertility treatment, a new clinical trial recommends.

    Researchers found that women aged 38 and...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Depression may increase the risk of Crohn's disease flare-ups in people with the inflammatory bowel disorder, an early new study suggests.

    The study included about 3,150 Crohn's patients who completed online questionnaires about their disease, its...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative/complementary Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lending credence to the old saying that there's nothing like young blood, a new study found that the brains of old mice were recharged when they were injected with blood from young mice.

    If this approach works in people, it could be used to give a ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    SUNDAY, April 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Laughter triggers brain waves similar to those associated with meditation, according to a small new study.

    It also found that other forms of stimulation produce different types of brain waves.

    The study included 31 people whose brain wave...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    SUNDAY, April 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Humor and laughter may help combat memory loss in the elderly, a new study suggests.

    Previous research has found that the stress hormone cortisol can harm memory and learning ability in older adults. This new study examined whether mirth might re...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Religious music may improve the mental health of older Christians, a new study finds.

    Researchers examined survey data gathered from more than 1,000 English-speaking black and white adults across the United States who were at least 65 years ol...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Massage therapy can help ease sore muscles and improve blood flow for people who are active as well as for those who do not exercise, a small study finds.

    Those effects can last for more than 72 hours, researchers found...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative/complementary Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Allison Bennett of Palm City, Fla., plans to swish daily. Sloshing coconut oil around her mouth for a quarter of an hour every day will make her teeth whiter, she believes.

    Like Bennett, plenty of consumers are discovering an ancient practice cal...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative/complementary Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Folks on the West Coast are faithful followers of yoga and meditation. Midwesterners turn to chiropractors or osteopathic doctors for their aches and pains.

    And nearly one in every five Americans uses herbal supplements like ginseng, Echinacea...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists may have found a new method for treating age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.

    People with the condition suffer a loss of central vision, and those with advanced stages of the disease can't read, watch TV, d...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a surprising twist on how stress may affect migraine risk, new research suggests that patients who are able to lower their stress levels may end up inadvertently boosting their immediate risk for a migraine attack.

    The study, led by Dr. Richa...Full Article