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Health: Awake Surgery

Surgery while you’re awake, it can be quick, easy and pain free. It’s for the growing number of patients struggling with carpal tunnel syndrome, pain in the arm and hand often linked to heavy computer use. When physical therapy and medications don’t work, surgery is the only option. Now patients have a new option.

03/07/2014

The Bolshoi Ice Dome arena, an ice hockey venue, in the Olympic Park in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.  Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympics that start on February 7, 2014 (Credit: MIKHAIL MORDASOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Doctor Selected To Watch Over Olympic Hockey Players

A Rothman Institute physician is one of two local doctors who have been tapped to supervise the care of NHL Players skating on the Olympic Hockey teams of various countries.

01/20/2014

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Local Doctor Battles Concussions With Vitamins

The nice thing about these specific vitamins is very low side effect profile, they’re water absorbed so the body takes what you need and expels the rest.

01/06/2014

(Ralph Pascale, left, and surgeon Eric Smith, at Rothman Institute Hospital in Bensalem.  Photos by Lynne Adkins)

Needy Area Residents Get Medical Help Toward A New Life

Seven needy patients were receiving valuable holiday gifts at Rothman Institute in Bensalem: free knee and hip surgeries.

12/06/2013

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Fresh From Philadelphia, Best Practices For Avoiding Joint Replacement Infections

International experts meeting in Philadelphia have just written a set of guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infections encountered during joint replacement surgery.

08/02/2013

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Ben Revere Will Have Surgery Tuesday

Centerfielder Ben Revere will have surgery on a broken right ankle Tuesday at the Rothman Institute, and will miss between six and eight weeks.

07/15/2013

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Podiatrist Says Long Walks In Flip Flops Is A Bad Idea

Dr. Nicholas Taweel says flip flops and other casual shoes can lead to injury. “Tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and it flares up arthritis.”

07/11/2013

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Medical Personnel On Hand To Assist ‘Small City’ At Merion For U.S. Open

The U.S. Open is underway in Merion and there are many members of the area medical community present to attend to any emergencies that arise, either with the athletes or spectators.

06/11/2013

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Ukee’s Doctor Stops By Talk Philly

Peter Sharkey of the Rothman Institute at Riddle Hospital stops by Talk Philly.

08/30/2012

Dr. Steven Raikin pointing to Achilles tendon on a teaching model of a foot. (Credit: Michelle Durham)

Tis The Season For Achilles Tendon Injuries

Tis the season for Achilles tendon injuries. A local orthopedic expert says, especially in the spring months, this injury is more common than you think.

05/21/2012

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Local Expert Looks To Help Minimize Risk Of Injury To Child Athletes

According to one local expert, there are certain steps adults can take to minimize risk of injury to children on the playing field.

05/14/2012

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FDA Warns Women About Using Osteoporosis Drugs

Medicines like Boniva and Fosamax are prescribed to help build bone strength and prevent fracture. But the FDA review, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, found that after three to five years of use, the risks may outweigh the benefits of this class of drugs called bisphosphonates.

05/11/2012

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Philadelphia Doctor Creates Pain Medication ‘Contracts’ With Patients

A Philadelphia doctor is taking some extra steps to make sure patients getting painkillers from him don’t become addicted.

04/12/2011