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February 21, 2017

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Feb. 16, 2017 — Getting a tattoo may hurt, but giving one is no picnic, either. That's the finding of the first study ever to directly measure the physical stresses that lead to aches and pains in tattoo ... read more

Insurance Status Impacts Complication Rates After Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Feb. 13, 2017 — Patients undergoing shoulder replacement surgery who have Medicaid, Medicare or no health insurance, had higher complication rates as compared to patients who had private insurance, research ... read more

Yoga May Have Health Benefits for People With Chronic Non-Specific Lower Back Pain

Jan. 11, 2017 — Yoga may lead to a reduction in pain and functional ability in people with chronic non-specific lower back pain over the short term, compared with no exercise, a new systematic review suggests. ... read more

Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Back Pain Dominate US Health Care Spending

Dec. 27, 2016 — Just 20 conditions make up more than half of all spending on health care in the United States, according to a new comprehensive financial analysis that examines spending by diseases and ... read more

Shoulder Pain Linked to Increased Heart Disease Risk

Dec. 27, 2016 — After all the lifting, hauling and wrapping, worn out gift givers may blame the season’s physical strain for any shoulder soreness they are feeling. It turns out there could be another reason. A ... read more

Predicting Throat Cancer Recurrence With a Blood Test

Dec. 15, 2016 — Researchers found that patients whose oropharyngeal cancer recurred had higher levels of antibodies for two proteins, E6 and E7, which are found in HPV-fueled cancers. The finding suggests a ... read more

Broken Shoulder Leads to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery Study

Dec. 13, 2016 — Patients who undergo surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome can regain their typing ability within two or three weeks after the operation. That is the conclusion of a serendipitous research project that ... read more

Whiplash Symptoms Are Caused by Actual Changes in the Brain

Dec. 7, 2016 — Study reveals changes in the regions of the brain connected to pain and posture processing. Whiplash symptoms that last years after a car accident but cannot be seen in tests could be down to ... read more

Shoulder Replacements Skyrocketing in the United States

Dec. 1, 2016 — The number of shoulder replacement surgeries has skyrocketed across the United States as technology improves and aging Baby Boomers seek to relieve pain and restore function to arthritic ... read more

Sooner on Your Feet After Hip Fracture

Nov. 21, 2016 — An already available drug can help patients get back on their feet more rapidly after a hip fracture, according to an international study. The results suggest that treatment with the drug accelerates ... read more

Surgery for Back Pain Reduces Problems With Sex Life-Related Pain

Nov. 11, 2016 — For patients with degenerative spinal disease, surgery is more effective in reducing pain that interferes with sexual activity, compared to nonsurgical ... read more

High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation Provides Better Results in Chronic Back, Leg Pain

Oct. 28, 2016 — For patients with severe, chronic back and leg pain, a new high-frequency spinal cord stimulation (SCS) technique provides superior clinical outcomes, compared to conventional low-frequency SCS, ... read more

Brain Scans of Children With Tourette's Offer Clues to Disorder

Oct. 26, 2016 — Researchers have identified areas in the brains of children with Tourette’s syndrome that appear markedly different from the same areas in the brains of children who don’t have the ... read more

Surgical Repair of Phrenic Nerve Injury Improves Breathing

Oct. 25, 2016 — In people with breathing difficulties caused by phrenic nerve injury, surgical reconstruction of the nerve can lead to significant improvement in breathing and an increase in regular physical ... read more

Many Back Pain Patients Get Limited Relief from Opioids and Worry About Taking Them, Survey Shows

Oct. 23, 2016 — Millions of people take opioids for chronic back pain, but many of them get limited relief while experiencing side effects and worrying about the stigma associated with taking them, suggests ... read more

Tai Chi Can Help Relieve Chronic Neck Pain, Study Shows

Oct. 13, 2016 — Tai Chi, a low-impact mind-body exercise, can be as effective as neck exercises in relieving persistent neck pain, according to results of randomized controlled ... read more

Nivolumab Maintains Function, Reduces Symptoms in Treatment of Relapsed Metastatic Head and Neck Cancer

Oct. 9, 2016 — Nivolumab maintains function and reduces symptoms in treatment of relapsed metastatic head and neck cancer, according to results from the CheckMate 141 ... read more

True Burden of Head and Neck Cancer in France Underestimated by More Than One-Third

Oct. 8, 2016 — A nationwide study of head and neck cancers in France has revealed that the true burden of the disease is underestimated by at least one-third, and that head and neck cancers carry a very high risk ... read more

Eteplirsen Approved in US for Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Sep. 20, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has decided to grant accelerated approval for eteplirsen, the first disease-modifying drug to treat the most common childhood form of muscular ... read more

Incisionless Robotic Surgery Offers Promising Outcomes for Oropharyngeal Cancer Patients

Sep. 16, 2016 — An incisionless robotic surgery – done alone or in conjunction with chemotherapy or radiation – may offer oropharyngeal cancer patients good outcomes and survival, without significant pain and ... read more

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