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Knee Pain? This Common Surgery May Be No Help
A common knee surgery to relieve pain may not be worth the risks for middle-aged and older patients.
Mind Your Bones
Older adults are commonly prescribed drugs to strengthen their bones and combat injury. But these may be unnecessary when it comes to preventing one dangerous ailment.
A Royal Pain: Rx for Pain Lacked Research
So what’s the verdict on using opioids to treat pain? Opioids have effectively treated many patients with chronic pain — but not all of them. Bottom line: More research is needed on when to prescribe opioids.
Saving the Day When a Seizure Occurs
If someone nearby began to have a seizure, would you know how to react? National Epilepsy Awareness Month aims to highlight the proper steps and raise public awareness about epilepsy.
Milk May Not Protect Against Fractures, Death
Past research and advertising campaigns suggested that milk made bones stronger and improved overall health. But new research suggests that may not be true.
Acupuncture May Not Reduce Knee Pain
Chronic knee pain is one of the most common complaints people older than 50 bring to their doctors, and many doctors and patients may prefer to use treatments that do not involve medication. But acupuncture may not be an effective alternative.
Experts Say Opioids May Not Be Worth Risk for Some Conditions
In recent years, opioids have become a safety concern for some health officials. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) recently released a statement on opioid use to address this problem.
Orthopedic Surgery Was Successful in Many Older Patients
Many people now live into their 80s and beyond, and part of aging and living well means being able to get around. Orthopedic surgery to help older people get around hasn't always been considered a safe option, but that may now change.
How Your Pet Can Affect Your Health
Dogs and cats can make great companions, and having a pet might be more beneficial to your health than you think. Although there is little evidence to suggest most of the health benefits, here’s a list of ways that pets might be able to benefit your health.
When Headaches Are a Sign of Poisoning
As the winter months approach and people spend more time inside, hospitals might begin to see more and more cases of carbon monoxide poisoning.