Pain Reliever For The Knee

Researchers recently studied 54 clinical trials and found that injecting hyaluronic acid into the knee offers better pain relief than acetaminophen, anti-inflammatory drugs, and even steroids. Hyaluronic acid is a natural lubricant of the joint. Hyaluronic acid, which essentially helps the skin retain moisture, has also been used as a pain reliever for those suffering Continue Reading >>

Serious Injuries for Olympic Athletes

With the 30th Summer Olympic Games in London, England fast approaching, our Beverly Hills orthopedic surgeons at La Peer would like to point out some common injuries associated with Olympic athletes. By being aware of the potential consequences, you might be able to avoid one of these serious injuries: Broken Bones There is only so Continue Reading >>

Top 5 running related injuries

There are plenty of benefits of running. Danish researchers found that those who run at least an hour a week add an average of six years to their life. It improves your health, prevents diseases, relieves stress, and boosts confidence. But if you are not careful, running can be quite painful. Here are five of Continue Reading >>
Colonoscopy Proven More Accurate Than CT Scans

Colonoscopy Proven More Accurate Than CT Scans

More than 103,000 new cases of colon cancer will be diagnosed this year and roughly 50,000 people will die as a direct result of suffering from colon cancer. What most people don’t know is, many of the deaths could have been prevented by screening. Because nobody should be dying of colon cancer, the key is Continue Reading >>

American Idol winner Phillip Phillips to undergo kidney surgery

Renowned and highly sought after urologist Kia Michel, M.D., talks risks and treatments Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 Phillip Phillips, the winner of this year’s American Idol contest, has been battling kidney problems for months and was scheduled to undergo surgery this week. However, sources are now telling E! News that Phillips is Continue Reading >>

5 Tips to help prevent indigestion

There are many things you can do to help prevent indigestion and improve your overall digestive health. Here are five of them: 1. Eat Lots of Fiber Fiber is not only key to keeping indigestion at bay, but it is essential for your overall health. In addition to helping digestion, it can also help decrease Continue Reading >>

Dr. Larian New Chief of Head & Neck Surgery at Cedars-Sinai

Babak Larian, MD, appointed new Chief of Head & Neck Surgery at Cedars-Sinai. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 Babak Larian, MD, who had been the director of the Head and Neck Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai, has been appointed the Chief of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at the Medical Center. He began the Continue Reading >>

Should Males Over 75 be Screened for Prostate Cancer?

La Peer Health Systems urologist, Dr. Premal J Desai, comments on the medical benefits and risks that may occur in PSA screening for men 75 years of age and older. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 31, 2012 Recently the United States Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) stated that the potential risks of PSA prostate cancer Continue Reading >>

Male Birth Control Pill on the Horizon?

  For women, there are several birth control options available. For men it’s a different story, but perhaps not for long. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh recently discovered a gene that is essential for the development of sperm. The gene, known as Katnal 1, caused temporary infertility in male mice when blocked. The team Continue Reading >>