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Couple, man, woman, computer, budget, finance, retirement

New help for that bane of middle-age: blurry close-up vision

Squinting while texting? Always losing your reading glasses? An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest in a list of surgical repairs for the blurry close-up vision that is a bane of middle age.

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Frail patients risk death, die within year after surgery

Patients who have a diagnosis of “frailty” before surgery are more likely to die in the following year, especially soon after joint replacement.

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health, care, medical

Who’s too old for major treatment?

Jimmy Carter isn’t the only nonagenarian to withstand rigorous medical treatment. Very old age is no longer an automatic barrier for aggressive therapies.

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Health, beauty, woman, mirror, aging

Will cosmetic surgery boost your self-esteem?

Doctors quizzed patients about their self-worth before the cosmetic procedures, asking whether they agreed or disagreed with statements like “On the whole, I am satisfied with myself.”

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How much liposuction Is ‘safe’? Is it right for you?

What’s the “safe” amount of fat to remove in patients undergoing liposuction? Rather than a hard-and-fast rule, the answer depends on the patient’s body mass index.

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Medical, errors, surgery, doctors, hospital

How human behavior leads to surgical errors

Surgical errors occurred during relatively minor procedures such as anesthetic blocks, line placements, interventional radiology procedures, endoscopy and other skin and soft tissue procedures.

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