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    1. More People Getting Knees Replaced, at Younger Age

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Aging baby boomers are getting bum knees replaced at a greater rate, and at a younger age, than ever before, a new U.S. study confirms. The data, from the National Hospital Discharge Survey, shows that between 2000 and 201

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    2. Knee, Hip Replacements Linked to Heart Risks

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have total hip or knee replacement surgery face a greater risk for a heart attack during the first month following the procedure, a new study finds. The chances of a heart attack were more than eight times gre

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    3. What Exercise Can Do for Your Arthritis

      If you have arthritis, exercise can help control aches and pains and even improve other symptoms. Try to stick to a regular fitness plan. Doing so can help you feel better. With osteoarthritis, the cartilage that cushions the joints starts to wear down. This causes pain and stiffness in locations li

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    4. Your Favorite Music May Boost Post-Op Recovery

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mozart, Madonna or Eminem: Whatever your taste, music may help you recover from a surgery, according to a new review of data on the subject. "More than 51 million operations are performed every year in the U.S.," lead a

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    5. This Many Million Adults May Have Pain Daily

      Aug. 11, 2015 -- A lot of U.S. adults are hurting every day, a new study shows. The report, which analyzes data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, says 25.3 million have daily pain. And 14.4 million have pain at the most severe level. "This report begins to answer calls for better natio

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    6. Antidepressant Plus NSAIDs May Up Brain Bleed Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking both an antidepressant and a painkiller such as ibuprofen or naproxen may increase risk of a brain hemorrhage, a new study suggests. Korean researchers found that of more than 4 million people prescribed a first-time

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    7. 10 Solutions for Sore Knees

      If you slip on the sidewalk, wipe out while playing with your kids, or wrench your knee all of a sudden, you know you need rest, ice, and a trip to your doctor. But what should you do about ongoing knee pain that just won't quit? Maybe it’s a hangover from an old sports injury. Or perhaps it’s arthr

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    8. Help for Your Hip Pain

      Your hip hurts, and you don’t know what to do. Is it serious enough to see a doctor? Or should you tough it out a little longer? It depends on what the problem is. "The hip is a complicated region with the bony joint itself, 24 muscles that cross it, and a lot of nerves," says Peter Moley, MD, of th

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    9. Who's At Risk Of Narcotic Painkiller Addiction?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study looks at which patients prescribed a short course of narcotic painkillers may be most prone to long-term abuse. The study finds -- perhaps not surprisingly -- that people with prior histories of drug abuse, or cur

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    10. Few Sickle Cell Patients Receiving Beneficial Drug

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Few U.S. adults with sickle cell anemia are getting a recommended medication that can help them manage pain, breathing problems and other debilitating symptoms, according to a new study. Using a national database, researche

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