Is a Common Shoulder Surgery Useless?

TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — New research casts doubt on the true effectiveness of a common type of surgery used to ease shoulder pain. A British research team tracked outcomes for patients who underwent “decompression surgery” to treat shoulder impingement — a condition where a shoulder tendon rubs and catches in the joint.…

Self-Harm Cases Surging Among U.S. Girls

TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — There’s a new sign of mental distress among American girls: Nearly 20 percent more young teen and preteen females have sought emergency room treatment for poisoning, cutting or harming themselves yearly since 2009, research shows. Girls ages 10 to 14 had an 18.8 percent increase per year in…

Women Still Want Annual Mammograms

TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Most American women would prefer to get a mammogram to screen for breast cancer every year rather than every two years, a new study finds. Currently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that women at average risk for breast cancer be screened every two years, beginning at…