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How Doctors Decide to Treat a Ruptured Achilles

Your health and activity level influence recommendation for or against surgery


Is MRI the 'Mammography' of Prostate Cancer Screening?

Scanning might reduce unneeded biopsies and overtreatment, study suggests


Health Highlights: March 24, 2017
  • Almost 1 Million Pounds of Breaded Chicken Recalled

  • New Method Offers Unlimited Red Blood Cell Production: Study




Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor

Physician says there are ways to ward off peripheral artery disease


Many Dialysis Patients Get Unnecessary Colonoscopies

Study finds that a limited life span offsets the benefits of the screening test


Need More Zzzzz's?

Check out these tips from sleep doctors on getting a good night of shuteye


Obesity May Not Compromise Knee Surgery Success

Results similar after procedure to repair meniscus in normal, overweight and obese people


Ouch! How to Tell If You Have a Sprain, a Strain or a Tear

They're not the same and some types of injuries take longer than others to heal


Physical Therapy as Good as Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Study

Conservative approach should be the first option, researcher says


Raccoon Parasite Not as Deadly to Humans as Thought

Researchers find confirmed cases of raccoon roundworm where patients had no symptoms


Substance Abuse Taxes the American Workplace

Survey, analysis reveal the full cost of employees addicted to alcohol, painkillers and other drugs


Teens With Autism More Likely to Land in ER, Study Finds

Puberty and transition to adulthood may be especially challenging times, researcher says


Want Cheap and Healthy Meals? Cook at Home

Study finds homemade fare is typically better for you than restaurant food


What Drugs Work Best for Diabetic Nerve Pain?

Data review shows some meds help more than others, but better options still needed


Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts

Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says


Fruit Juice for Kids: A Serving a Day OK

Review of studies finds 1 glass of 100-percent juice a day not linked with weight gain


Health Tip: Check Your Child's Temperature

Suggestions based on the child's age


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