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Hip Fracture Repair Surgery Leads to Lifetime Health and Financial Benefits, According to New Study

The surgical repair of hip fractures not only increases quality of life and mobility, but also cuts lifetime health care costs by more than $65,000 each patient, according to a new study.

Hip fracture is a common occurrence among especially older people. More than 300,000 Americans suffer a hip fracture each year, often […]

Common Knee Surgery of No Benefit to Many with Knee Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Meniscus Tears

Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy surgery performed on middle aged and older people who have degenerative meniscus tears and knee osteoarthritis fails to provide pain relief or better joint function.

McMaster University researchers published a study August 25, 2014 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, in which they reviewed seven studies comparing arthroscopic partial meniscectomy […]

Exercise Might Prevent Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women

Atrial fibrillation is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related problems. Some 2.7 million Americans are estimated to have atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib. And the risk of this common heart condition increases as people age. The good news is researchers reported August […]

Finding and Treating the Cause of Running Injuries

A March 18, 2014 press release by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) goes into why physical therapists go beyond the site of pain or other symptoms, to find and treat the root cause. The release is focused on Katie McDonald Netiz, a recreational runner and Runner’s World editor, who for years suffered with […]