Dr. Richard M. Silver, MD

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Affiliation:

  • Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center

Location:

  • MUSC Med Center
  • 96 Jonathan Lucas St, Ste 912
  • Charleston, SC
  • 843-876-0500
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  • 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

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One in six hospitalized lupus patients requires readmission to the hospital within a month after discharge, according to a new study.

    While patients' disease severity contributed to readmission rates, other population differences suggest hospital...Full Article

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    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 Genetic Medicine:

    FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified a gene mutation tied to a rare but severe, and often fatal, disease in children.

    The disease is called STING-associated vasculopathy with onset in infancy (SAVI). It's an autoinflammatory disease, involving an i...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The notion that lower back pain flares up during certain kinds of weather may be all in your head, a new study suggests.

    Researchers in Australia tracked nearly 1,000 people who were seen for acute low back pain at pri...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A man with a rare condition that left him with no hair on his body grew a full head of hair after taking an arthritis drug, a new study reveals.

    The 25-year-old patient also grew eyebrows and eyelashes, along with facial, armpit and other hair aft...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

  • 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 Spinal Cord Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The bones of England's King Richard III are yielding up more secrets about the 15th century monarch, two years after his remains were excavated under a parking lot in Leicester, Great Britain.

    The new research, published May 29 in The Lancet<...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 Fitness:

    WEDNESDAY, April 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily physical activity as light as pushing a shopping cart, vacuuming the house or strolling through a museum can dramatically reduce a person's risk of disability, a new study reports.

    People who spent more than four hours a day doing light ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with rheumatoid arthritis may be at increased risk for kidney disease and require close monitoring, a new study suggests.

    Researchers looked at 813 people with rheumatoid arthritis and an equal number of people without the condition. Over ...Full Article

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    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