Dr. Susan Blum, MD, MPH

Bio

Specialties:

  • integrative medicine

Affiliation:

  • Founder of The Blum Center for Health

Location:

  • Rye Brook, NY

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health Nursing:

    THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that yoga may help ease depression in pregnant women.

    "This is really about trying to develop a wider range of options that suit women who are experiencing these kind of symptoms during pregnancy," lead author Cynthia Batt...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Integrative Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture for back pain is more likely to help people who believe the treatment will work, new research suggests.

    The study included 485 people who received acupuncture for back pain and completed questionnaires before they began treatment, at t...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga is increasingly popular among U.S. adults and children, two new government surveys reveal.

    One survey found a little less than 6 percent of adult Americans said they had tried yoga, tai chi or qi gong back in 2002, but that figure jumped to ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite concerns about potentially dangerous interactions between cancer treatments and herbs and other supplements, most cancer doctors don't talk to their patients about these products, new research found.

    Fewer than h...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who experience pain and swelling related to their treatment may find relief in acupuncture and exercise, new research suggests.

    In one study, acupuncture helped reduce joint pain by up to 40 percent, said study author Dr. ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A man who hoped to detoxify his body with a supplement known as activated charcoal may have instead triggered a case of the intestinal disorder known as colitis.

    Activated charcoal is a supplement that soaks up gases and odors, making it a comm...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture doesn't improve knee pain any more than "sham" acupuncture, according to a new study.

    "Among patients older than 50 years with moderate to severe chronic knee pain, neither laser nor needle acupuncture conferred benefit over sham for...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government announced Thursday that it will launch a massive research effort to explore alternative ways of managing chronic pain among members of the military.

    Investigators will also examine the use of alternative treatments for pain-...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Four men paralyzed below the waist have regained some movement in their legs after a series of electrodes implanted along their spinal cord reawakened nerves long thought deadened, researchers are reporting.

    Electrical stimulation of the spinal c...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating beans, lentils and other legumes may help you cut down on LDL "bad" cholesterol and lower your risk for heart disease, a new review suggests.

    Canadian researchers examined 26 U.S. and Canadian studies that includ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When people with diabetes are depressed, their odds of developing chronic kidney disease nearly double, a new study suggests.

    Chronic kidney disease, which can lead to kidney failure, is a progressive loss of kidney function over months or year...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 Naturopathic Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Massage can relieve neck pain if it's done often by a professional therapist and for the correct length of time, according to new research.

    One-hour sessions two or three times a week appear to be best, said study researcher Karen Sherman, senior...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Meditation could help improve mood, sleep and quality of life in teens with cancer, according to a small new study.

    Canadian researchers assigned eight teens with cancer to eight sessions of mindfulness-based meditation. Another five teenage canc...Full Article