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A Surgery-Free Fix for Bad Knees?

Mar 21, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: A Surgery-Free Fix for Bad Knees?Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/20/2018 12:00:00...
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A Surgery-Free Fix for Bad Knees?

Mar 21, 2018 , WebMD
The small pilot study -- the first U.S. clinical trial of this procedure -- involved 20 patients with moderate to severe arthritis...
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Cancer Comes Back All Jacked Up On Stem Cells

Mar 21, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
After a biopsy or surgery, doctors often get a molecular snapshot of a patient’s tumor. This snapshot is important – knowing the genetics that cause a cancer can help match a patient with a genetically-targeted treatment. But recent work increasingly shows that tumors are not static – the population......
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Hearing Loss Is Common After Infant Heart Surgery

Mar 17, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Children who have heart surgery as infants are at risk for hearing loss, coupled with associated risks for language, attention and cognitive problems, by age four. In a single-center group of 348 preschoolers who survived cardiac surgery, researchers found hearing loss in about 21%, a rate 20 times ......
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Study finds selfies spur distorted self-image, plastic surgery

Mar 17, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A mathematical model from Rutgers and Stanford researchers explains how selfies provide distorted facial images and contribute to skewed...
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Many transgender patients pay cash for gender-affirming surgery

Mar 16, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Even though a growing number of transgender patients now use insurance for gender-affirming surgery, almost half are still paying cash for procedures their health plans don’t cover, a U.S. study suggests....
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Texas surgeons perform first sinus surgery using AR

Mar 16, 2018 (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
The uses of augmented reality have moved well beyond just catching Pokémon — now the technology has found its way into the operating room. Earlier this month surgeons from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center became the first in the country to use AR during a minimally invasive sinus...
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Weight-Loss Surgery Beats Meds for Obese, Diabetic Teens: Study

Mar 16, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Weight-Loss Surgery Beats Meds for Obese, Diabetic Teens: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/15/2018 12:00:00...
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Weight-Loss Surgery Beats Meds for Obese Teens

Mar 15, 2018 , WebMD
This is important information because more than 5,000 Americans under age 20 are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes every...
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Vitamin D3 May Benefit Heart Surgery Patients

Mar 14, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Vitamin D3 May Benefit Heart Surgery PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/13/2018 12:00:00...
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Stress Of Open-Heart Surgery Significantly Reduces Patients' Vitamin D Levels, But Supplementation Before And After Surgery Helps

Mar 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The stress of open-heart surgery significantly reduces patients’ vitamin D levels, but aggressive supplementation with vitamin D3, just before and after surgery, can completely eliminate the observed drop in vitamin D, researchers have found. Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart In......
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Synthroid vs. Levothroid

Mar 14, 2018 , RxList
Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium) and Levothroid (levothyroxine sodium) are replacements for hormones produced by the human thyroid gland used to treat hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone). Synthroid is also used for pituitary TSH suppression. Levothroid is also used to treat or prevent goiter (enlarged thyroid gland), which can be caused by hormone imbalances, radiation treatment, surgery, or...
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Injection Of Stem Cells May Help Save Babies Born With Only One Half Of Their Heart Working

Mar 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Right now, the only course of treatment is heart surgery, and even then, only 60 percent of the children celebrate their 5th birthdays. But a new study is offering families hope. In other public health news: sepsis, brain health, blood pressure and PTSD in sexual assault victims....
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Six Tips To Reduce Confusion In Older Patients After Surgery

Mar 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The longer you live the more likely you will develop a medical condition that requires surgery or a procedure. In fact, half of all people 65 and older will have at least one surgical procedure in their lifetime. And along with common potential side effects from anesthesia during surgery such as nau......
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Geisinger to offer unlimited, free follow-up care to hip replacement surgery patients

Mar 13, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Geisinger, with support from devicemaker Medacta International, will provide unlimited free follow-up care to its plan members who undergo hip replacement surgery by one of its providers. The two will proportionally share the costs of follow-up...
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Common knee surgery doesn’t help older adults

Mar 10, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) – Many older adults are getting surgery to remove damaged cartilage in the knee even though these operations may not help ease pain or improve mobility in people over 65, a U.S. study suggests....
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Is Bariatric Surgery for You?

Mar 09, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Is Bariatric Surgery for You?Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/8/2018 12:00:00...
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'Flawed science' may play a role in health disparities

Mar 08, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A new study published in JAMA Surgery finds that addressing racial health disparities requires better cultural competency among medical researchers as well as healthcare...
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Guideline Updates Recommendations for Persistent Hoarseness

Mar 07, 2018 , RxList
For patients presenting with persistent hoarseness, early visualization of the larynx and vocal folds can expedite a diagnosis and should be conducted before empirical treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease, infection, or inflammation, according to a revised clinical practice document from the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery...
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Many Women Misjudge How They'll Feel After Mastectomy

Mar 06, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Women who have one or both breasts removed to treat cancer may have unrealistic expectations about how they’ll feel after that surgery and after breast reconstruction, if they choose that option, a US study suggests. For the study, researchers surveyed 96 women with breast cancer before they had a ......
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