Are Pricey Orthotic Insoles Worth It for Heel Pain?

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For people with chronic heel pain, costly “custom” shoe inserts are probably a waste of money, a new research review suggests. Researchers found that pricey devices were generally no better than inexpensive store-bought inserts — or any other “conservative” treatment — when it came to managing plantar fasciitis.…

FDA Takes Aim at Flavored Tobacco

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In an effort to discourage teens from lighting up, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it’s considering regulating flavors in tobacco products more closely. “The concerns around flavors in tobacco are not new. For years, we have recognized that flavors in these products appeal to…

A Surgery-Free Fix for Bad Knees?

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Tiny pellets could treat arthritic knee pain, delaying the need for knee replacement surgery, a small study has found. Microparticles inserted into small blood vessels around the knee helped reduce the pain and improve function in eight arthritis sufferers, according to clinical trial results. The results were presented…