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.…

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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…

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How to Spot an Eating Disorder

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Eating disorders are common in the United States. But they’re hard to identify and tough to fix. “Eating disorders are serious conditions that … negatively impact your health, emotions and ability to function in important areas of life,” said Dr. Asim Shah. Moreover, “more people die of an…

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