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Can’t Exercise? Massage May Give Same Result

An illness, an accident, or even just getting older can limit a person’s capacity for exercise. Rest is an essential component of healing, but it also atrophies muscles.

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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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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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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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