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Treating hypothyroidism

Use extreme caution when taking supplements By David Dunaief, M.D. Hypothyroidism can cause weight gain and low energy, but diagnosing and treating it can be tricky. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped organ at the base of the neck, and it is responsible for maintaining...

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 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...