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How To Reduce Nation’s Medical Costs for Hip & Knee Replacements

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, in 2014, approximately 505,000 hip replacements and 723,000 knee replacements were performed in the U.S.

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‘Aggressive’ New Advance Directive Would Let Dementia Patients Refuse Food

Treading into ethically and legally uncertain territory, a New York end-of-life agency has approved a new document that lets people stipulate in advance that they don’t want food or water if they develop severe dementia.

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How Digital Technology is Helping Patients Manage Chronic Pain

Digital apps have long existed to help people lose weight or track exercise, and now, developers are providing new high-tech ways for those living with chronic pain to track key measures of their conditions.

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10 Reasons To Go Nuts For Pistachios

Large population studies show that people who regularly eat nuts, such as pistachios, have a lower risk of dying from heart disease or suffering a heart attack.

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Rise In Coffee Consumption Might Help In Fight Against Colon Cancer

 A report that Americans are drinking a lot of coffee might be good news in the battle against colon cancer, scientists with the Simmons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center say.

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Can Hair Loss Drug, Minoxidil, Avert Mental Decline?

Minoxidil, a popular drug used on the scalp to treat hair loss, might improve blood flow to the brain, lower blood pressure and increase elasticity in the blood vessels if taken in an oral form, according to a new study in mice. 

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