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  1. Tiger Woods' Knee Surgery: FAQ

    April 16, 2008 -- Golfer Tiger Woods had arthroscopic knee surgery on his left knee yesterday to correct cartilage damage. The surgery was successful, and Woods is expected to return to competition in four to six weeks, according to Woods' web site. "I made the decision to deal with the pain and sch

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  2. Weather Behind Headaches, Sufferers Say

    March 13, 2008 -- It isn't clear whether frequent headache sufferers can predict the weather, but most believe weather changes trigger their headache pain. In a survey conducted by the National Headache Foundation (NHF), three out of four people who had frequent headaches reported weather or baromet

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  3. Is There a Gender Bias in Knee Replacement?

    March 10, 2008 -- Men may be more likely than women to have a doctor advise them to get total knee replacement surgery -- even with the same knee problems. So say Canadian researchers who sent a man and a woman -- who had exactly the same extent of knee damage caused by osteoarthritis -- to 67 docto

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  4. Golf Swing Is Rough on New Knees

    March 6, 2008 -- Golfers who have had a knee replacement won't want to hear this: Have you considered taking up biking? Researchers have found that new knees take a beating when you swing a golf club, putting a great deal of pressure on the knees, especially the forward knee. In a small study, four

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  5. Fentanyl Pain Patch Recalled

    Feb. 13, 2008 -- Certain prescription skin patches containing the painkiller fentanyl are being recalled because of possible overdose risk. The voluntary recall applies to the following products with an expiration date on or before December 2009: Duragesic pain patch sold by PriCara in the U.S. in t

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  6. Burns Spur 'Icy Hot Heat Therapy' Recall

    Feb. 11, 2008 -- Chattem Inc. is recalling its Icy Hot Heat Therapy products, including samples, due to reports of burns and skin irritations. "Chattem is recalling these products because it has received some consumer reports of first, second, and third-degree burns as well as skin irritation result

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  7. Whiplash: What Predicts Recovery?

    Jan. 22, 2008 -- The initial level of pain after a whiplash injury, as well as psychological factors such as having positive expectations for getting better, best predict who will recover promptly from whiplash, according to research presented this week at the World Congress on Neck Pain in Los Ange

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  8. FDA Warns Again on Fentanyl Patches

    Dec. 21, 2007 -- Spurred by patient deaths and life-threatening side effects, the FDA today issued its second warning about misuse of skin patches containing the painkiller fentanyl. Fentanyl is a prescription opioid drug. Fentanyl skin patches are sold under the brand name Duragesic and in four gen

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  9. Phantom Limb Pain: Mirrors May Help

    Nov. 21, 2007 -- Mirrors may help curb phantom limb pain, a new study shows. After an amputation, many people experience pain in the area where their amputated limb had been. That's called phantom limb pain. The new study on phantom limb pain tests a technique called mirror therapy. Eighteen patient

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  10. Steroids for Carpal Tunnel Questioned

    Nov. 8, 2007 (Boston) -- People with carpal tunnel syndrome may be better off undergoing surgery early as opposed to receiving injections of steroids to reduce their inflammation and pain, because steroids may not be as effective in the long term. In the new study, after an average follow-up of 5.9

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