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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)....

Reducing your heart attack risk

Maintaining your mobility is crucial By David Dunaief, M.D. We have made great strides in reducing mortality from heart attacks. When we compare cardiovascular disease — heart disease and stroke — mortality rates from 1975 to the present, there is a substantial...

Reducing osteoarthritis effects

Lifestyle changes may slow progression By David Dunaief, M.D. Osteoarthritis is widespread. Most commonly, it affects the knees, hips and hands. There are three types of treatment: surgery, involving joint replacements of the hips or knees; medications; and...

Reducing inflammation with steroids

Studies suggest shorter duration treatments can be as effective, with fewer side effects By David Dunaief, M.D. Steroids typically make headlines related to their use as a performance-enhancing drug in sports. However, if we look beyond the flashy headlines, we see...