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Osteoarthritis approaches

Focus on reducing pain and improving mobility By David Dunaief, M.D. Osteoarthritis has been diagnosed in over 54 million Americans, with 43.5 percent of them reporting symptoms that limit their activities and significantly impact their quality of life (1)....

The risks of over-the-counter medications

Use caution and follow the label instructions with NSAIDs and acetaminophen By David Dunaief, M.D. Dr. David Dunaief Most of us keep a few stock items in our medicine cabinets as our “go-to’s” for pain relief, fever or inflammation. In addition to aspirin, among these...

Osteoarthritis: Weighing treatment options

Walking can reduce the risk of functional decline By David Dunaief, M.D. As the population ages, we see more and more osteoarthritis (OA); and as the population gets heavier, we see more; and as people become more active, we see more; and as the population becomes...

Preventing skin cancer

Diet choices and vitamin B3 have surprising effects By David Dunaief Warmer weather is finally upon us, we now have long, sunny days and, soon, the beach. However, longer sun exposure does increase the risk of skin cancer. Melanoma is the most serious skin cancer, but...