Category: Sanford Auerbach

Spring Fever series: What is Spring Fever and do I have it?

April 17th, 2014 in 2014, Examiner.com, Newsmakers, Sanford Auerbach, School of Medicine 0 comments

Examiner.com
Sanford Auerbach, School of Medicine

What is Spring Fever, and do I have it?  Comedian and actor, Robin Williams had it right, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” As I sit here today feeling a little lethargic and at the same time antsy, I can’t quite seem to put my finger on what it is I need to do next. Spring is a time when the energy levels are so high that it is sometimes hard to slow down and relax…

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How does restless legs syndrome affect health?

March 10th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Newsmakers, Sanford Auerbach, School of Medicine 0 comments

Boston Globe (subscription required)
Sanford Auerbach, School of Medicine

Restless legs syndrome has been gaining more attention lately, not only because of its impact on a person’s quality of life, but because of links to serious medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and depression…

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“There’s something going on that’s more than a matter of simple discomfort for these folks.”

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How does restless legs syndrome impact long-term health?

March 5th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Newsmakers, Sanford Auerbach, School of Medicine 0 comments

Boston.com “Daily Dose Blog”
Sanford Auerbach, School of Medicine

When patients describe the symptoms of restless legs syndrome, also known as Willis-Ekbon Syndrome, it can sound like something out of a psychothriller movie. An ode to its name, the uncomfortable and often painful sensations of restless legs syndrome (RLS) begin when a person is sitting or sleeping. Patients often describe it as though small ants or worms are crawling all over a person’s limbs…

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“Although it’s an association over a period of time, restless legs is linked to cardiovascular disease and even morbidity and mortality. There’s something going on that’s more than a matter of simple discomfort for these folks.”

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