Hospital for Special Surgery - Archive (Physiatry)

2019
April
15,
2019
Daily Voice Chappaqua featuring Dena Barsoum, MD ...
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March
01,
2019
Consumer Reportsfeatures different types of pillows and compares their promises with experts’ opinions.Joel M. Press, MD, physiatrist-in-chief at HSS, explains that some people may find buckwheat-filled pillows comfortable yet others can find them no...
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February
15,
2019
The New York Times’ Wirecutter reports on common pitfalls to avoid when buying a mattress.Regardless of retailer advertising, there is no one great mattress line for back pain. "Back pain comes in different shapes and sizes. A mattress that’s good fo...
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February
07,
2019
Creaky Joints reports on using radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to treat pain from osteoarthritis in the spine and knee. "RFA is effective because it numbs the targeted joint by burning the nerves to the painful joint," says Alice Chen, MD, physiatrist...
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February
01,
2019
AARP reporter Hallie Levine reports on habits that may cause lower back pain, noting that nearly half of healthy, active people over 60 experience this pain. Joel M. Press, MD, physiatrist-in-chief at HSS, explains that seemingly innocuous habits ca...
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January
18,
2019
Reporter Lisa Esposito writes on ways to manage sciatica. Often confused with lower back pain, sciatica is pain that tracks down the sciatic nerve and radiates out.  "The sciatic nerve arises primarily from the L5 and S1 nerve roots," explains Josep...
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2018
December
17,
2018
Becker's Spine Review references portions of the book "Challenges, Risks and Opportunities in Today's Spine World" and looks at the HSS model of spine care. The articles include interviews with Joel M. Press, MD, physiatrist-in-chief at HSS; Richard...
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October
17,
2018
NY1 reports on a common postpartum issue, diastasis recti, also known as DRA, which is often dismissed as merely a cosmetic concern. Reporter Erin Billups interviews HSS patient Sharon Phillips who explains how after giving birth, she was unable to p...
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October
17,
2018
During pregnancy, women’s bodies change dramatically – and the core abdominal muscles are no exception. Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA) affects 30 to 90 percent of postpartum women, yet there is little research available on the condition.  As the f...
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September
27,
2018
SELF.com featured HSS physiatrist Ellen Casey, MD, in an article about how to prevent common phone-related musculoskeletal issues. By overusing the thumb to text or scroll, Dr. Casey explained that the median nerve in the carpal tunnel can get pin...
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April
16,
2018
The Washington Post reports on the political events of the past week including Mark Zuckerberg's Senate testimony where a photographer noticed that his chair was equipped with an additional extra-thick cushion. Joel M. Press, MD, physiatrist-in-chie...
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April
11,
2018
Fortune reports on the extra thick cushion used by Mark Zuckerberg in a recent Congressional testimony. While many have suggested that he used the cushion to appear taller, the article notes that it could have been used for a medical reason. "As a m...
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February
18,
2018
Newsweek reporter Sydney Pereira writes about the current gender inequality represented at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, with female athletes making up only 43 percent of all athletes in Pyeongchang. According to the article, women's physical abi...
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