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In a study published in the journal, Dermatologic Surgery, in 2009, patients who were to undergo Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer benefited from Botox injections prior to the surgery. The injections assisted in wound healing and the cosmetic prevention of scars. In another study conducted at the Mayo Clinic, patients received Botox injections after … Read more

A recent study published in the journal, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, shows that a particular type of massage therapy can benefit fibromyalgia sufferers. The article is entitled, “Benefits of Massage-Myofascial Release Therapy on Pain, Anxiety, Quality of Sleep, Depression, and Quality of Life in Patients with Fibromyalgia.” The study involved 58 patients, of which … Read more

The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) sponsors an annual survey of consumers to assess the popularity of massage therapy. The 2011 survey shows that 90 percent of Americans believe massage therapy can assist in reducing pain. This compares with 86 percent in 2010. Just over 1,000 adults in the United States over the age of … Read more

According to a report by the Medical Foundation Research Institute, which was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine on October 10, 2011, diabetes education has failed to help diabetes sufferers in poor communities to improve their hemoglobin levels. The people studied were uninsured and in ethnic minority populations. The study was supported by the … Read more

A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that certain vitamins could reduce the risk of mortality in older women. The article was called, “Dietary Supplements and Mortality Rate in Older Women.” The study noted the highest reduction in mortality risk from vitamin D at 8 percent. Vitamin B complex was found … Read more

Hand surgeons have begun to alert breast cancer patients that carpal tunnel syndrome may be a health issue they experience after cancer. This has been found to be particularly true of patients who have a mastectomy, and the condition sometimes necessitates hand surgery. This is because so many fluids build up within the lymphatic system … Read more

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is proposing rules that are aimed at making table saws safer, which should reduce the need for hand surgery. Statistics show that there are more than 67,000 injuries due to blade accidents every year. The cost of these injuries is in excess of $2 billion annually. These statistics … Read more

In a study conducted by Yale University and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute genetics center and published in the October 2011 issue of Biological Psychiatry, researchers found a genetic risk factor for clinical depression that could help to determine which people are most at risk of developing the psychiatric disease. The study utilized the Texas … Read more

A study conducted in the Bahamas by the University of Miami School of Medicine over a period of many years has pinpointed a genetic mutation that makes a patient 70 to 80 percent more likely to develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Women with the gene mutation were also found to have a 30 to … Read more

A study conducted by The University of Western Australia’s Western Australian Center for Health and Ageing (WACHA) and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism reports that testosterone may not make men feel as young as previously believed. The article was titled, “Low Free Testosterone Predicts Mortality from Cardiovascular Disease But Not Other … Read more