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Q: I'm in my late 70s and have been getting four cortisone shots a year for the past several years for arthritis in my knee. They really help with the pain, but I've heard that, long-term, there could be bad side effects. Should I be worried? A:...
Tags: Knees, Human Body, Arthritis, Orthopedic Surgery, Diabetes
Premium Health News ServiceGOODBYE TO YEARLY PAP SMEARS FOR SOME WOMEN OVER 65 If you're over 65, you may no longer need to see your clinician for a Pap smear every year. In March, both the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and American Cancer Society released new...
Daily PressWalker bends her knee as Forbes takes measurements to determine her range of motion. Pam Walker, 52, has battled osteoarthritis for 20 years. Finally, this summer, her left knee had deteriorated to a point that if she wanted to walk, surgery was her only...
Daily PressBob Snyder has played competitive handball for more than 40 years. Increasingly, though, the 61-year-old orthopedic surgeon was finding the wear in his right knee hindering his athletic drive. Over the years he had several scopes and endured several...
Premium Health News ServiceQ. I'm in my late 70s and have been getting about four cortisone shots a year for the past several years for the arthritis in my left knee. They really help with the pain, but I've heard that, long-term, there could be bad side effects. Should I be...
WGN NewsA partial fix may mean total freedom. When it comes to knee replacement, sometimes less is more. George Kleinfeld, knee replacement patient: "Pain, it's primarily the pain issue. It hurts to walk or climb stairs." Tired of letting his knee pain hold him...
Tags: Knees, Orthopedics, Arthritis, Human Body, Orthopedic Surgery
If you've ever talked to an aging parent or friend about their health care and heard comments such as I can live with it, it's not that bad, it ain't broke don't fix it, or all I do is go to doctor appointments, it can be frustrating and even...
PepsiCo has signed a deal that allows employees and dependents across the nation to get certain surgeries at Johns Hopkins Hospital — a cutting-edge arrangement that could grow in popularity as companies look to provide better health care and...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterThe despondent man had phoned his family to say he was going to end it all, and St. Joseph County police were racing the clock to get to the potential suicide before it was too late. Electronic coordinates showed his cell phone in the woods behind...
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Orthopedic surgeons are doctors, but they are also artisans, sculpting bone so that it fits snugly with artificial hips and knees. But even the best artists make mistakes, says Dr. William Bargar, an orthopedic surgeon at Sutter General Hospital in...
Tribune NewspapersEver wonder how long that artificial finger joint will last? Or how about that cheek implant? What's the recovery time from surgery for a new elbow? What's the hospital bill going to look like if you get a new hip? Such questions frequently come up, as...
Upper Chesapeake Health (UCH) is a community-based integrated, non-profit health system serving Harford County and surrounding areas. It owns and operates Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and Upper Chesapeake...
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