Obesity May Not Compromise Knee Surgery Success

FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Weight doesn’t seem to affect whether a common type of knee surgery will be successful, a new study shows. About 15 percent of meniscal repair surgeries fail, researchers said. It’s been widely believed that patients with a higher body mass index (BMI) are at increased risk for failure […]




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Physical Therapy Equals Surgery for Carpal Tunnel

FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Surgery is a common approach to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. But, physical therapy may work just as well, a new study indicates. Researchers found that physical therapy — particularly so-called manual therapy — improved hand and wrist function and reduced pain as effectively as a standard operation for […]




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How This Man Lost Almost 400 Pounds in 3 Years

Sal Paradiso can’t tell you his starting weight in early 2014, when he began his weight loss journey. Not because he doesn’t want to reveal the number, but because no scale could effectively measure his weight. He estimates it was close to 700 pounds, a weight that made everything difficult, says Paradiso, now 35. “Putting on […]




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Almost 1M Pounds of Breaded Chicken Recalled

March 24, 2017 — Concerns over the possibility of bits of metal in its product has led OK Food, Inc., to recall almost a million pounds of breaded chicken from the market. A notice posted on the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) website states that the Oklahoma City-based company is recalling more than […]




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Finally, Proof That Hearing Aids Help

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Millions of older Americans are hard of hearing, but solid evidence about the value of hearing aids has been lacking — until now. New research findings “provide firm evidence that hearing aids do, in fact, provide significant benefit to older adults,” said lead author Larry Humes, a professor […]




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Finally, Proof That Hearing Aids Help

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Millions of older Americans are hard of hearing, but solid evidence about the value of hearing aids has been lacking — until now. New research findings “provide firm evidence that hearing aids do, in fact, provide significant benefit to older adults,” said lead author Larry Humes, a professor […]




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Nips, Tucks: Americans Reshaping Their Bodies

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — From face-lifts to fat grafts, Americans are increasingly turning to cosmetic procedures to look their best. The number of these procedures in the United States rose 3 percent last year from 2015, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. That’s 17.1 million surgeries, Botox injections, chemical peels […]




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Nips, Tucks: Americans Reshaping Their Bodies

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — From face-lifts to fat grafts, Americans are increasingly turning to cosmetic procedures to look their best. The number of these procedures in the United States rose 3 percent last year from 2015, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. That’s 17.1 million surgeries, Botox injections, chemical peels […]




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Nips, Tucks: Americans Reshaping Their Bodies

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — From face-lifts to fat grafts, Americans are increasingly turning to cosmetic procedures to look their best. The number of these procedures in the United States rose 3 percent last year from 2015, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. That’s 17.1 million surgeries, Botox injections, chemical peels […]




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Nips, Tucks: Americans Reshaping Their Bodies

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — From face-lifts to fat grafts, Americans are increasingly turning to cosmetic procedures to look their best. The number of these procedures in the United States rose 3 percent last year from 2015, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. That’s 17.1 million surgeries, Botox injections, chemical peels […]




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Nips, Tucks: Americans Reshaping Their Bodies

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — From face-lifts to fat grafts, Americans are increasingly turning to cosmetic procedures to look their best. The number of these procedures in the United States rose 3 percent last year from 2015, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. That’s 17.1 million surgeries, Botox injections, chemical peels […]




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Hearing Loss May Double in United States by 2060

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — As the U.S. population ages, millions more will face the prospect of losing their hearing, researchers report. Among American adults 20 and older, hearing loss is expected to increase from 44 million in 2020 (15 percent of adults) to 73.5 million by 2060 (23 percent of adults). The […]




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