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Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Know the Risk Factors

October is observed as “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)” in the United States – a unique platform to increase breast cancer awareness, education and research. This annual campaign aims to spread awareness about breast cancer and raise funds for breast cancer research (including its causes, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure). Breast cancer – that forms in the cells of the breasts – is one of the most common types of cancers diagnosed in women in the United States (other …

Celebrate World Arthritis Day (WAD) on October 12

World Arthritis Day (WAD) – observed on October 12 every year – is a global initiative to generate awareness about issues affecting people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in the United States and is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, with reports suggesting that about 350 million people suffer from this condition around the world. According to the Arthritis Foundation (AF), more than 54 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis …

October Is Observed As National Physical Therapy Month

October is observed as “National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM)” in the United States – an opportunity to amplify and promote the profession of physical therapy (PT) and raise public awareness about the potential benefits of PT. Sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the major objective of this campaign is to spread awareness about the key role that physical therapists and physical therapy assistants play in helping people find relief from pain, improve mobility and overall functional ability, and …

Dealing with Technology-induced Hand and Neck Pain

One of the conditions that multispecialty healthcare and pain management centers in Brooklyn, NYC treat is pain or injuries caused by the use of mobile phones and computers. Technology does make our lives better, but it also causes the side effect of injuries or pain brought about by the frequent use of these gadgets. Frequent use of the keyboard for sending emails or compiling documents, constant use of the mobile phone for texting, and straining the eyes through prolonged gazing at the computer screen or your smartphone ...

Study: Customized Resistance Exercises can help FMS Pain

Fibromyalgia or fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is characterized by widespread and unexplained pain in muscles, tendons and joints, which affects the ability to perform routine activities. As per reports from the National Fibromyalgia Association, about 10 million people in the United States are affected by FMS. Though this chronic pain condition affects both men and women, about 9 in every 10 cases reported are women. Fibromyalgia pain management in leading multi-specialty healthcare centers in Brooklyn, NYC involves the use of a …

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