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Landmark clinical study shows MRgFUS effective for bone mets pain.

A Landmark Study on Palliation of Bone Mets PainWhen a primary cancer such as cancer of the breast, prostate or lung spreads to the bone (bone mets), treatment strategies become complex. In today’s world of oncology, better systemic chemotherapies can add months and even years to a patient’s life; in addition, local cancer control of […] KEEP READING

Understanding cartilage increases awareness of its importance.

What You Should Know About CartilageOne of the most fascinating components of the human body is cartilage, an incredibly versatile material. Trying to describe cartilage is like the six blind men who try to figure out what an elephant is: “The elephant is like a pillar,” said the man who touched his leg. “Oh no! […] KEEP READING

Essential tremor gets worse in stressful situations.

How Stress Makes Essential Tremor WorseEssential tremor (ET) is the most common form of uncontrollable rhythmic shaking, though it is sometimes misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease. The involuntary trembling results from abnormal communication between certain areas of the brain (cerebellum, thalamus, and brain stem). It is estimated that 10 million Americans suffer from ET, though many […] KEEP READING

Bone Mets Can Change the Basic Structure of Bones

Cancer that originates in an organ like the breast, prostate, lung etc. can spread when tumor cells break away and enter the blood stream or lymph system. It is not easy for breakaway cells to survive the body’s defenses and implant elsewhere. However, if they implant in bone, it is called bone mets (short for […] CONTINUE

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Essential tremor is different from Parkinson’s disease and often far less serious.

Benign Essential Tremor vs. Parkinson’s Disease: What’s the Difference? No one wishes for a chronic, long-lasting medical condition but some are more dreaded than others – especially if there’s no cure. Diseases that involve neurological deterioration are particularly fearful. They affect the brain and/or nervous system. They include deteriorating conditions like MS, ALS, Huntington’s disease, […] CONTINUE

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Facet Pain

New MRgFUS Technology can Permanently Relieve Facet Pain

How New Technology Eliminates Facet Pain The first sonic boom was heard on October 14, 1947 when pilot Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier. This feat opened new opportunities in aviation. Today, it seems like new technologies spring up daily, promising all kinds of exciting possibilities. This happens not only in communications, electronics, manufacturing – […] CONTINUE

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Create Your Own Unique Program to Manage Essential Tremor

Your Personal Management Plan for Essential Tremor The Nobel Prize-winning scientist Konrad Lorenz was curious about evolution from childhood onward. He wrote, “In the course of evolution, it constantly happens that, independently of each other, two different forms of life take similar, parallel paths in adapting themselves to the same external circumstances.” For those who […] CONTINUE

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Coping with essential tremor is an emotional process

The Five Emotional Stages of Essential Tremor Essential tremor is an emotional journey that starts with the first inkling of uncontrollable movement. It could be something as barely noticeable as a slight shakiness when you lift a glass of water to your lips. Or someone at work kindly asks if you were aware that you […] CONTINUE

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Bone Mets Are Not the Same as Primary Bone Cancer

The Difference Between Primary Bone Cancer and Bone Mets Trying to understand how cancers that spread to the bone (bone mets) are different from primary bone cancer can be confusing. Let’s start with the concept of primary cancer. Primary cancer refers to where a cancerous tumor first begins. If it originates in the breast, it […] CONTINUE

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Bone Mets Nutrition

Nutrition can help bone mets treatment by supporting bone health

Three Important Nutrition Tips for Bone Mets Patients For Stage IV cancer patients, the news that their cancer has metastasized (spread) to the bone can be extremely disheartening. The journey with metastatic cancer requires constant renewal of determination, courage and hope. Metastatic bone cancer, commonly called bone mets, can create new feelings of discouragement and […] CONTINUE

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