Month: September 2011

Considering Artificial Disc Replacement

Neck and low back pain accounts for between $50 billion and $75 billion in direct and indirect costs each year in the United States, and more than 1 million surgeries are performed to address these issues annually. Back pain is...

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Tonsillectomy Guidelines for Children

Approximately 530,000 tonsillectomies are performed each year in the United States, making these surgeries the second most routinely performed operation on children. The two most com­mon indications for tonsillectomy are...

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An Innovative Model for Dementia Care

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that about 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. Within this group, roughly eight of 10 people have dementia but live outside of nursing homes. Many of these patients have...

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First-Ever Guidelines Issued for IC/BPS

According to recent data, interstitial cystitis/ bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) is more common than previously thought. The most up-to-date data suggest that 2.7% to 6.5% of adult women (about 3 to 8 million) in the United...

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