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HealthDay News: Orthopaedics

Germs Grow on Medical Implants, But Can They Make You Sick?

MONDAY, July 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Bacteria and fungi grow on medical implants, such as hip and knee replacements, pacemakers and screws used to fix broken bones, researchers report.

Did Folic Acid Supplementation in Foods Lead to Less Psychosis in Kids?

TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Investigators say they've found an unanticipated but welcome twist in a decades-long effort to reduce birth defects by boosting folate levels among pregnant women.

Binge Drinking: A Hazard for Teen Bones?

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teen girls who regularly toss back four or five alcoholic drinks may be setting themselves up for a lifetime of lower bone density, new research suggests.

Stabilize Those Stability Ball Workouts

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For fun and fitness, it's hard to beat the value of a stability ball. You can do exercises to strengthen muscles, improve balance and increase flexibility.

Extended Chemo Extends Life for Children With Rare Cancer

SUNDAY, June 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children suffering from rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer of the muscle tissue, may have better chances for a cure if they have extended chemotherapy, a new study finds.

Expert Pointers for Avoiding Basketball Injuries

SUNDAY, May 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Basketball provides a great full-body workout. But there are steps you should take to reduce your risk of knee, ankle and foot injuries, an orthopedic specialist says.

Take Time Out Now for School Sports Physicals

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most states require school athletes to have a sports physical, and now is the time to book it, doctors say.

More Doubt Cast on Surgery for Spinal Compression Fractures

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study, a widely used form of spinal surgery was no more effective than placebo in treating spinal fracture pain for people with osteoporosis.

Exercises for Chronic Health Conditions

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise can help prevent many chronic illnesses as well as make it easier to manage health conditions, from diabetes to joint pain.

Use 'Proper Form' When Practicing Yoga

SUNDAY, April 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga can make you flexible and strong, but it can also hurt you if not practiced correctly, an orthopedic expert warns.

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