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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

Create your own unique program to manage essential tremor

Reflections on Essential Tremor “Hacks” The word “hack” has numerous definitions, but one of the more recent comes from urban slang: a quick solution that solves a problem, but does not solve it particularly well, or in a particularly good way. In fact, there are many “hacks” or that work just fine because they are […] CONTINUE

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Support bone mets therapy by eating for healthy bones.

Eating to Keep Bones Healthy Patients dealing with the reality of a tumor cancer that has spread to the bone (bone mets) may understandably become discouraged. “Why bother eating right?” they may wonder. Yet this is a very important opportunity to nurture overall bone health as a way to support the therapeutic effects of prescribed […] CONTINUE

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Bone mets brings emotional stress but there are healthy ways to cope.

Four Feelings Caused by Bone Mets and How to Cope with Them Cancer as a physical disease has been recognized since ancient times. However, not until 20th century interest in psychology and the effects of emotional stress on the brain and body did cancer patients’ feelings get the medical attention they deserve. Considering how many […] CONTINUE

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Bone Mets: How Can You Counteract Anxiety with Positive Outlook?

Cancer patients who learn that their disease has metastasized (spread) to the bone – or bone mets, as it is called – often feel like the rug has been pulled out from under them. Demoralization, disorientation, anxiety and depression are normal responses. It is all too easy to anticipate bad things, especially disabling pain. Even […] CONTINUE

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Once facet joint pain is identified, it can be treated with MRgFUS.

Facet Pain: Where it All Began and What Can Be Done About It There are so many varieties of back pain causes that they could fill a catalogue: injury from an accident or sudden movement, skeletal abnormalities, degeneration of bones or joints, compression of nerves, disk problems, etc. Nerves branches from the spinal cord can […] CONTINUE

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