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Botox® for Chronic Muscle Spasticity

Spasticity is a muscle control disorder that is characterized by tight or stiff muscles and an inability to control those muscles. Chronic muscle spasticity is a very common condition that can be painful and debilitating. It can interfere with movement, walking, dressing, bathing and sleep. It can also cause joint deformities and skin breakdown. Debilitating chronic spasticity is seen frequently with stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, brain injury and spinal cord injury as well as alone in such conditions like chronic neck spasm or writer’s cramp.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 9:13 pm

A Head Start on Digestive Health

By Dr. Laura Picciano If you are 50 or older, please speak to your doctor about screening for colorectal cancer.  Most patients are asymptomatic in the early stages of this malignancy, so the benefit of early detection is clearly valuable.  There is also a focus at this time on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis at [...]

Posted on 20 June 2014 | 3:22 pm

Five Tips to Keep Your Vacation Healthy

Its vacation time, and most of us are looking forward to a trip that will allow us to relax and “get away from it all.” However, many people are worried about what they bring back after they get away: extra pounds. Here are five simple tips to help you navigate your vacation in a healthy way.

Posted on 19 June 2014 | 7:06 pm

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'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds

1 in 5 patients sought narcotics from multiple physicians.

Take Steps to Control Bunions

Ignoring these painful bumps will only make them worse, foot doctor says.

Spaceflight Might Weaken Astronauts' Immune Systems

NASA studies suggest a heightened risk for illness or allergy for crew members.

Health Tip: Teach Your Child to Read Food Labels

Have the child check each snack's nutrition.