Health News

Bumps in Hip Surgery
Arthroscopy of the hip doesn't involve much cutting into the skin or joint. But going under the knife, even for a minor hip procedure, is not without its risks.
Two Can Equal One in ACL Surgery
Surgery for a blown anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) inside the knee is becoming more and more common. New techniques to perform the surgery are on the rise across the country.
Running for Your Hips
Running can be hard on the knees, but the same may not be true for the hips. In fact, running might protect the hip joint.
MRI For Low Back Pain? Think Again
Many people experience back pain at some point in their life. Knowing when to seek medical care and when to practice self-care can be very tricky.
Summer Sun, Fun and Surgery Complications?
Teaching hospitals across the United States take on new residents and fellows during the month of July. Some believe that this changeover leads to poor quality of medical care while staff is adjusting to their new jobs, calling it the “July effect.”
Apple a Day Doesn't Always Keep Doctor Away
Cancer is a major health issue. So is heart disease. Although they are serious problems, these issues aren't the main reasons leading patients to the doctor's office.
Behind the Wheel with Dementia
Some reports say that dementia patients may be more likely to have car accidents while driving. But are accidents the reason that people stop driving when they have dementia?
Twinkle Toes, But Not the Knees
If women are lighter on their feet than men, shouldn't that mean the same thing for their knees? Women naturally land harder on their feet than men, which makes them more prone to knee damage and possibly osteoarthritis in the future.
From Ouch! To Say What?
Many women use over-the-counter pain relievers for the aches and pains of daily living. But they may not track how many they take over a week. It might be a good idea to start.
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Mirapex and Heart Failure
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public about a possible increased risk of heart failure with Mirapex (pramipexole), a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease and restless legs syndrome.