Dr. Richard M. Silver, MD

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  • Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center

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

    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol in the United States -- does not appear to help ease lower back pain and offers little relief for the most common form of arthritis, according to a new report.

    The review of data from 13 studies could cha...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Painful knee arthritis is associated with an increased risk of premature death in women, a new study suggests.

    Women with osteoarthritis-related knee pain -- the type associated with normal wear and tear -- were nearly twice as likely to die earl...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Recovery workers who toiled at the World Trade Center disaster site may face a heightened risk of rheumatoid arthritis and similar autoimmune diseases, a new study suggests.

    The findings, reported online March 16 in the journal Arthritis &am...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The painful and often debilitating arthritic condition known as gout may offer patients an unexpected bonus: a lower risk for Alzheimer's disease.

    A new study finds that gout -- or the high uric acid level that drives the inflammatory condition ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Occupational Therapy:

    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Working in an awkward position significantly increases the risk of developing low back pain, a new study finds.

    Doing manual labor that involved awkward positions increased the risk of low back pain by eight times. Other significant risk factors i...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may hamper the effects of certain drugs used to treat inflammatory arthritis in the lower back, a new study from Switzerland says.

    Researchers from University Hospital Zurich looked at how 700 people with this type of arthritis responded ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with recent gut, urinary tract or genital infections may be less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis, new research says.

    The findings are "particularly interesting" in light of recent research suggesting that digestive system bacteria m...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having knee pain while using the stairs may be an early sign of arthritis, a new study suggests.

    "At present, we have little concept of 'early' osteoarthritis and often only see people when they have significant, longstanding pain and loss of fu...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Asian and Hispanic lupus patients in the United States have lower death rates than whites, blacks or Native Americans with the disease, a new study reveals.

    Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes joint and organ damage. Autoimmune disorders ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Acute gout attacks occur two times more often during the night and early morning than during the day, a new study finds.

    "It is speculated that lower body temperature, nighttime dehydration, or a nocturnal dip of cortisol levels may contribute t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A common type of knee surgery may increase the chances of arthritis, a new study suggests.

    The procedure repairs tears in the meniscus, a piece of cartilage that acts as a shock absorber. There are two in each knee, an...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with rheumatoid arthritis may be more likely to achieve remission if they maintain a healthy body weight, according to new research.

    The study found that those who were heaviest had almost 65 percent reduced odds of disease remission. Be...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    SATURDAY, Nov. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular running doesn't seem to increase your chances of developing knee osteoarthritis, and it may even help prevent the disease, researchers report.

    The researchers analyzed data from more than 2,600 people who provided information about the t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    SATURDAY, Nov. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise and physical therapy may benefit people with hip and knee arthritis, new research suggests.

    The study included 206 people with hip and knee osteoarthritis, average age 66, who were divided into two groups. One group received usu...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk for giving birth prematurely, a new study suggests.

    Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic joint inflammation.

    For the study, researchers looked at...Full Article