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A Better Way to Treat Shoulder Pain 

In All Health Watch, Arthritis, Fitness and Exercise, General Health by INH Research0 Comments

Shoulder pain is one of the biggest health complaints among older people. Each year, more than more than 200,000 Americans have surgery to treat it. 

The most common shoulder procedure is called “decompression.” It is supposed to cure or improve “impingement.” This is what doctors call pain and restricted range of movement in the shoulder.i 

During the operation, the surgeon threads an arthroscope through a small incision to repair or remove damaged tissue.Read More

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Robotic Surgery: Don’t Believe the Hype

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When robotic surgery first became popular a few years ago, it seemed like an idea whose time had come.  

We’ve all heard horror stories about surgeons making horrible mistakes. Robotics promised to take human error out of the equation.i 

Robots never have shaky hands. They are more precise than a human can be. They can operate in tiny spaces too small for a surgeon’s fingers to reach. Read More

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Never Let a Doctor Do This to Your Knees

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Pain Relief by INH Research0 Comments

Each year doctors perform a procedure on tens of thousands of seniors that is supposed to make them able to walk better and live without pain.

But study after study shows it’s a sham. There’s overwhelming evidence it doesn’t work at all. It’s no better than a placebo.

A major review concludes that despite the damning findings, surgeons continue to reap billions in revenues by performing meniscectomies on unsuspecting patients.… Read More

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Surgical Centers: The Deadly Dangers They Don’t Tell You About

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health by INH Research0 Comments

These are boom times for surgical centers.

The first ones opened in 1970. They were low-cost alternatives to hospitals for minor surgeries. They were places to go for routine outpatient procedures. Things like colonoscopies or cataract removal.

But today, they’ve become a huge business. They now outnumber hospitals. There are more than 5,600 across the country. And in the quest for profits, they have started doing more complicated surgeries, like delicate spinal procedures.… Read More

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Surgeons’ Dirty Little Secret

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health by INH Research0 Comments

If there’s one time you want your doctor’s full attention, it’s during surgery.

Most patients don’t realize that surgeons often perform two surgeries at once. They do this to maximize their income.

Most hospitals and Medicare allow the practice. It’s widely known as “double booking.”

An alarming study shows the extent to which double-booked surgeries put patients at risk.

Researchers in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto reviewed case histories of more than 90,000 patients.… Read More