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3-D printing creates custom knee replacements

For some patients who have had knee replacement surgery and undergone the subsequent physical therapy, getting the second knee replaced is not an idea they relish.

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COPD: Preventable and treatable lung disease

By Sarah Toadvine Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a preventable and treatable lung disease that affects more than 5 percent of the population. People who smoke, or have smoked in their lifetime, are at the highest risk for developing COPD and the amount and duration of smoking contributes to disease severity. Subtypes of COPD […]

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So we have germs: But they’re our unique germs

Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it’s covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, you’ll rapidly transfer your unique microbial fingerprint .

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Why flu should be in the headlines instead of Ebola

By Dr. David Rideout There is no doubt that the media has been focusing on the Ebola health concerns, but there is a far greater health threat to Americans; the seasonal flu. Each year millions of people are affected by the flu virus, thousands are hospitalized and thousands die from the virus. The following is […]

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The new year offers a resolution for better health

By Dr. Steven A. Nielsen The holidays are in full swing, characterized by the hustle and bustle of celebrations, traditions and last-minute shopping. The days are gone before we know what hit us, and suddenly, it’s the new year. Now is the time to examine the goals and changes we would like to make in […]

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4 Medicare Advantage shopping tips

Early December may be the least wonderful time of the year for Medicare Advantage customers who still haven’t settled on coverage plans for 2015. Most people enrolled in the privately run version of the government’s Medicare program for the elderly and disabled people have until Sunday to decide whether they want to find a new […]

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