October, 2012

Strengthening Your Knees for the Upcoming Ski Season

Oct. 16, 2012

Scott Levin, M.D. F.A.A.O.S.

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Carmel, NY, - When the leaves start to turn, skiers’ minds turn to upcoming powder. But autumn is also the time to get their bodies prepped for winter so they won’t have to nurse an injury that could have been avoided, says Dr. Scott Levin, orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine expert with New York-based Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group. (more...)

Botox Shows Promise Against Persistent Neck, Shoulder Pain

October 13, 2012

Small study found it helped patients for whom typical treatments had failed

SATURDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Botox injections, long used to smooth away wrinkles, might also soothe chronic neck and shoulder muscle pain, new research suggests.

This type of persistent pain "is a common disorder that potentially may cause functional impairment in our patients," explained one expert not connected to the study, Dr. Robert Duarte. "In addition, neck pain may provoke headaches," said Duarte, who directs the Pain Center at the Cushing Neuroscience Institute, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System in Great Neck, NY. (more...)

Tips On Keeping Young Football Players Safe

October 2012

 

Victor Khabie, MD

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Oct. 2012   Carmel, NY, – To many Americans, nothing says “autumn” quite like the start of football season, and to parents of school-age kids, that often means youth (or “pee wee”) football, which sends 5- to 14-year-olds onto the gridiron. But while junior football is wildly popular, with close to 4 million players in organized leagues, it can be a dangerous game, says Victor Khabie, MD, FAAOS, FACS, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Somers Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group.

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