I am pleased to announce that I will be co-hosting a new radio show! Late Night Health Radio will offer professional insight into a variety of important health issues, while providing a special focus on America’s baby boomer generation. The host, Mark Alyn, with 20 years of experience as a television host and reporter, will join me in discussing health tips, the newest studies, and tackle subjects like pain management, and dealing with diabetes and cancer. I’ll be contributing thorough coverage of my specialty in pain relief and rehabilitation, joined by special guests such as Dr. Gorodisky M.D. and many more!
Be prepared to be informed and entertained. More details are coming soon. To stay up to date on the latest Late Night Health Radio developments, visit the official website.
Lifescript recently released a well-researched article on Rheumatoid Arthritis. It’s a great read if want to learn more about Rheumatoid Arthritis, such as how it is triggers, how to treat it, and the many ways it can occurs.
If you have rheumatoid arthritis, then you probably know what to do when your symptoms flare: Head straight for the medication! But how can you keep an RA flare from happening in the first place? Here, studies and experts weigh in on how to stay free of joint swelling and muscle pain – and away from the medicine cabinet – for as long as possible…
I was interviewed for prevention tip #6 for Rheumatoid Arthritis:
Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare Trigger #6: Cold, damp weather “Many RA patients have flares when the weather turns cold and damp,” says Moshe Lewis, M.D., a pain management specialist in Redwood City, Calif. “They take a winter vacation in Arizona and I get a postcard saying they’re no longer in pain.”
A study of 151 people conducted at Centro Reumatológico Strusberg in Cordoba, Argentina, found that people with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or fibromyalgia reported more pain on cold days. People with RA also reported more pain on days with high humidity and high pressure.
A drop in air pressure (which often accompanies cold, rainy weather) may allow tissues in the body to expand to fill the space, meaning that already inflamed tissue can cause even more joint swelling and pain, according to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Also, pain thresholds may drop in colder weather; cold, rainy days affect mood; and during colder weather people are less likely to be outside getting exercise that keeps arthritis pain in check, says Johns Hopkins.
To prevent a flare: “Don’t cheat on your heating bill during winter,” Lewis says. “Bundle up and wear an extra layer or two when you go out. To warm up fast, take a hot bath or soak in a Jacuzzi.”
Read all 7 ways to avoid a rheumatoid arthritis flare at Lifescript.com.
InMag.com — a website created by the editors of Hollywood Magazine for entertainment, fashion, people, and lifestyle news — recently added a story about me to their website. I am very excited and honored to be featured on their Health & Fitness Page. I will be posting a news/newsworthly blog post tomorrow in order to maintain my two original blog posts a week record. I would like to thank everyone for their support of TheJetMD.com and for following me on Twitter & Facebook!
Dr. Moshe Lewis, aka The Jet MD, will soon join the rank and file of other celebrity media M.D.’s. His media savvy methods have landed him on ABC, USA Today, CBS, NBC, KISS FM and a host of other major media outlets.
An innovative medical specialist, Lewis currently serves as a Pain Management expert for health advice sites including Dr. Oz’s Sharecare, Everyday Health and Smart Now. Having been featured on a number of radio shows, Dr. Lewis is in talks to create and host multi-media programming that utilizes varied platforms to broaden the reach and scope of his cutting edge techniques.
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ABC7's Emmy award-winning public affairs show, "Beyond the Headlines," provides in-depth coverage of the topics and issues facing the people of the Bay Area. Throughout the year, "Beyond the Headlines" airs half-hour specials on issues, ranging from Bay Area housing to same-sex marriage.
Today we are going to talk about chronic pain. We will hear from doctors who specialize in treating pain, and learn about some of the alternative treatments to help combat this issue.