John Hamilton, chief clinical outreach officer at Mountainside Addiction Treatment Center, discusses how benzodiazepines have not only played a dangerous role in the opioid epidemic but have actually started an epidemic of their own. Find out more on www.mountainside.com
Dr. Russell Rosenberg discusses the importance of asking patients about sleep disorders, treatment of sleep disorders and the latest data gathered from the SLEEP annual meeting (June 2018). Learn more from www.sleepfoundation.org
Returning guest Dr. Bruce Brown, M.D., discusses the importance of active surveillance in prostate cancer and Dendreon’s new ProVent trial with PROVENGE (sipuleucel-T) that aims to stop disease progression for men in early-stage prostate cancer. For more information about Provenge, visit www.dendreon.com and www.provenge.com
Dr. Tahseen Mozaffar discusses the symptoms of generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG), diagnostic challenges, prognosis, and new therapeutic options for managing gMG. Learn more at www.myasthenia.org
Nancy Law discusses the rare neurological disorder Myasthenia Gravis, the foundation’s mission, and her own journey with this condition.
Dr. Demaerschalk discusses stroke and how prompt treatment is crucial. Early action can minimize brain damage and improve outcomes. The good news is that strokes can be treated and prevented.
To mark World Vitiligo Day 2018, Dr. Phillip Artemi, one of Australia’s leading dermatologists and Director of The Vitiligo Centre Australia joins Health Professional Radio to promote greater understanding and awareness of vitiligo in order to help stem the growing trend of bullying and low self-esteem amongst sufferers.
A team of engineers from Johns Hopkins University has designed a sensory illusion to create an electronic skin that can help amputees reduce their “phantom limb” sensation.
The new electronic skin or e-dermis can bring back a real sense of touch through a person’s fingertips when placed on top of prosthetic hands.
The understanding and the possibility of surgery in space has been explored by a team of researchers and recently published in the British Journal of Surgery (BJS).
The researchers were inspired by the public’s interest in space exploration and wanted to analyze the need to treat and diagnose medical issues that future space travellers might experience.
A review study has seen the possibilities of food immunotherapy as a way to treat food allergies in children according to a recent article published by the pediatric journal Children.
It aims to decrease food sensitivity through increasing regular doses of the allergen until they can tolerate the dose even after discontinuing treatment.