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Seniors Get Good Results From Herniated Disc Surgery

Seniors Get Good Results From Herniated Disc Surgery

People over age 65 shouldn't avoid surgery for a herniated disc just because of their age. Seniors benefit from the procedure as much as younger patients, Norwegian research shows. The study involved more than 5,500 people with a herniated, or "slipped" disc. The...

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Can Smartphone Use Bring on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Can Smartphone Use Bring on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

FRIDAY, June 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People who spend lots of time on their smartphones may be scrolling, tapping and swiping their way to carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful wrist and hand disorder. A small study found a link between extended use of smartphones...

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Arthritis Diagnosis

Arthritis Diagnosis

Diagnosing arthritis may be difficult. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis. Many symptoms are similar among the different conditions affecting the joints. Arthritis may be generally categorized into the following groups: degenerative arthritis,...

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The Best Ways to Treat, Prevent Tendonitis

The Best Ways to Treat, Prevent Tendonitis

Tennis elbow, quarterback shoulder, and jumper's knee are forms of tendonitis, a painful but preventable injury. Tendonitis is your body's way of telling you, "Enough! You're putting too much stress on this muscle and joint." Tendons are connective tissues that hold...

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1 in 4 U.S. Adults Disabled by Arthritis: CDC

1 in 4 U.S. Adults Disabled by Arthritis: CDC

Arthritis is expanding its grip on Americans, with 24 million adults limited in their everyday activities because of the debilitating joint disease, U.S. health officials say. Overall, 54 million adults -- or one in four -- report an arthritis diagnosis. And the...

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Whiplash Injury

Whiplash Injury

What is a whiplash? Whiplash is an injury to your neck. It is caused by your neck bending forcibly forward and then backward, or vice versa. The injury, which is poorly understood, usually involves the muscles, discs, nerves, and tendons in your neck. What causes a...

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DO vs MD – What’s the Difference?

DO vs MD – What’s the Difference?

If you’re trying to determine the difference between an MD and a DO, you almost certainly fit into one of two categories. You’re either a student considering a career in medicine or a patient wondering what exactly the difference is. What is an MD? When most people...

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1 in 4 U.S. Adults Disabled by Arthritis: CDC

1 in 4 U.S. Adults Disabled by Arthritis: CDC

Arthritis is expanding its grip on Americans, with 24 million adults limited in their everyday activities because of the debilitating joint disease, U.S. health officials say. Overall, 54 million adults -- or one in four -- report an arthritis diagnosis. And the...

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