Archive: 6/04/2010

Study: Riskier surgeries for back pain raise costs

(AP) -- A study of Medicare patients shows that costlier, more complex spinal fusion surgeries are on the rise - and sometimes done unnecessarily - for a common lower back condition caused by aging and arthritis.

dateApr 06, 2010 in Other
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Message Bears Repeating: Back Sleep Best for Babies

(PhysOrg.com) -- Babies who sleep on their backs are less likely to die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), yet a quarter of all babies, especially those of African-American descent, are not placed on their backs to ...

dateApr 06, 2010 in Health
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Walking associated with lower stroke risk in women

Women who walked two or more hours a week or who usually walked at a brisk pace (3 miles per hour or faster) had a significantly lower risk of stroke than women who didn't walk, according to a large, long-term study reported ...

dateApr 06, 2010 in Health
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