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'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds

About one in five patients operated on for broken bones or other orthopedic trauma shops around for additional painkillers after surgery, a new study finds.
Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries

Compared to conservative treatments, arthroscopic knee surgery offers no apparent benefit for middle-aged people with age-related tears of the meniscus -- the cartilage that cushions the knee joint, according to a new analysis.
Cosmetic Eye Procedure May Ease Migraines, Small Study Says

Cosmetic eyelid surgery involving specific nerves may do more than improve your looks -- the procedure may also provide migraine relief for some, according to new research.
Pigs' Hearts Beat for a Year in Baboons' Abdomens

Pigs' hearts transplanted into baboons survived for more than a year, which is twice as long as previously achieved, researchers report.
Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study

Breast reconstruction after a mastectomy has long been an option, but a new study shows that only about 42 percent of women choose it.
Implantable Heart Devices Work, Regardless of Race: Study

Implantable heart devices are as effective in reducing the risk of death in minority patients with heart failure as in white patients, a new study says.
Study: Vigorous Exercise Seems Safe for Heart Transplant Recipients

Vigorous exercise appears to be safe and beneficial for heart transplant patients, according to new research.
Treatment Delays for Many Who Need Gallbladder Surgery: Study

About one in five patients with gallbladder pain don't have emergency surgery when they first need it, a new study finds.
Choose Wrinkle Treatments Wisely, FDA Advises

Injectable dermal fillers are widely used by people seeking to smooth out wrinkles, but it's important to know the risks of these products before using them, a U.S. government expert says.
New Technique Protects Tissue Transplant From Rejection: Study

A new technique for delivering anti-rejection drugs directly to the site of a tissue graft transplant is effective, lasts for months and is safer than drugs that suppress the entire immune system, a new study indicates.

 

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