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HealthDay News: Orthopaedics

Managing Pain With Fewer Opioids After Joint Replacement

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Using two or more pain control methods after hip and knee replacement surgery rather than opioid painkillers alone reduces risks to patients, a new study finds.

Heartburn Meds Not Tied to Hip Fractures in Alzheimer's Patients

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of acid-blocking heartburn drugs, such as Nexium and Prilosec, does not increase the risk for hip fractures in people with Alzheimer's disease, a new study finds.

New Technology Gives 'Feeling' to Prosthetic Arms

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new way to provide sensation and natural hand movement in a prosthetic arm improves a person's ability to control the arm, researchers say.

That Motorcycle Helmet Just May Save Your Spine

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A good helmet not only protects your skull if you crash your motorcycle, it can also reduce the risk of cervical spine injuries, researchers found.

A New Hip May Mean a Longer, Better Life

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A hip replacement may help seniors live longer -- for at least a decade anyway, a new study from Sweden suggests.

Dealing With an Exercise-Related Injury

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you love exercise, one of the hardest parts of suffering an injury is being sidelined. But if you take the time to heal a sprain or strain correctly, you'll get back in the game faster.

Major League Pitchers Plagued by Two Types of Injuries

SATURDAY, March 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors can expect to see a host of core and hip/groin injuries among Major League Baseball pitchers.

Young Men Face Higher Risk for Rare Flu Complication

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young men recovering from the flu should be aware of a side effect that causes nerve damage, a health expert warns.

Falls Among Elderly Cost $50 Billion Annually

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Falls by older Americans have devastating medical and economic consequences, reaching $50 billion a year, a new study finds.

Exercise an Antidote for Aging

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to counter the physical costs of getting old, regular exercise might be your best option, researchers report.

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