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Texting could ease surgical pain

Make that text buddy a stranger, and the odds a patient will ask for medications to take the edge off could be as little as one-sixth of those who go under the knife with empty hands.˜

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Knee repair: Therapy as good as surgery?

You might not want to rush into knee surgery. Physical therapy can be just as good for a common injury and at far less cost and risk, the most rigorous study to compare these treatments concludes.

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Getting your eyes in better shape with LASIK

By Dr. Jean E. Keamy Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is the surgical procedure that uses a laser to reshape the corneas of individuals with refractive errors. The cornea is targeted because it is the primary focusing structure of the eye. In nearsighted individuals, the corneal is too steeply curved or the eye is too […]

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New advances in cataract surgery

By Dr. Steven A. Nielsen It’s a fact — as we age, so do our eyes. Most people over 40 will develop cataracts over time, and most will seek some type of procedure to restore their clarity of vision. Luckily, cataract surgery is the most common surgical outpatient procedure in the United States. Even better, […]

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Laser cataract & refractive lens exchange surgery

By Dr. Jean Keamy The FDA recently approved the use of the femtosecond laser for performing some steps in cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange (removal of a clear lens). It can also be used to make incisions on the cornea to reduce astigmatism. The femtosecond laser provides many benefits during cataract surgery or refractive […]

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Nearly 1 in 20 US adults over 50 have fake knees

Doctors know the number of knee replacement operations has surged in the past decade, especially in baby boomers

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