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Considering Knee Replacement? Read This First

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Americans have 640,000 knee replacement surgeries each year. This number has doubled since 2000. This is because more people with less severe osteoarthritis are getting new knees.1

But a new study reveals that the vast majority of patients see no real improvement in quality of life after having the surgery.

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, followed 7,500 knee patients.

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This Common Back Pain Treatment Is Useless

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For decades, doctors have been prescribing Valium as a standard treatment for lower back pain.1

The idea was that this powerful sedative would relax the muscles to ease pain.2

But a new study finds that Valium (diazepam) works no better than a sugar pill for back pain. In fact, patients taking a sugar pill actually recover faster.

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Never Take This Supplement If You’re a Stroke Survivor

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For years, women have been told to take calcium supplements to prevent osteoporosis.

But now an alarming study has found that women with a history of stroke are seven times more likely to develop dementia if they take calcium.1

Even women who have not had full-blown strokes but have suffered only mini-strokes are at risk. The researchers found that women with a marker for cerebrovascular disease, a sign of mini-strokes, are up to three times more likely to suffer dementia if they take calcium.

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400,000 Americans a Year Have This Useless Surgery

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The most common orthopedic surgery doesn’t work any better than exercise.

That’s the surprising finding of the new study that concludes knee surgery to repair cartilage tears is no more effective than physical therapy1

This procedure is performed on more than 400,000 Americans every year. Meniscal (cartilage) tears are a condition common in older adults. It is due to degeneration of tissues in the knee from aging.

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Beat Back Pain with the Power of the Mind

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You’ve tried physical therapy, painkillers, and even shots to end the agony. But your back pain still won’t go away.

You’re not alone. Sixty-five million Americans suffer from lower back pain. It’s the second most common cause of disability behind only arthritis.1,2,3

More than one quarter of adults say they have experienced low back pain in the past three months.

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