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'Cool' New Arthritis Procedure Eases Pain Without Surgery

A new, non-invasive knee procedure could bring some relief for patients suffering from debilitating chronic pain, for whom surgery is not an option. The treatment, recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is called “cooled radio frequency ablation” and is a less drastic option for people with moderate to severe osteoarthritis pain who are not ready to have knee replacement surgery, or who have health conditions that don’t make them a good candidate for surgery.

Aspirin Both Triggers and Treats An Often Missed Disease

When Allison Fite was 16, she couldn't stop falling asleep in class. Doctors told her it was from a severe sinus infection, but it never really went away. For the next decade she struggled with infection after infection, taking antibiotics and decongestants. "Having these sinus problems and not being able to breathe was debilitating," she says.

The 'Go To The ER' Mentality of American Medicine

Currently, in American health care, experts are wringing their hands in confusion. I mean, people have insurance, right? And yet, health care is still expensive and dang it, people just keep going to the ER. Visits are climbing everywhere, and I can speak from personal experience when I say that we’re tasked with more and more complex and multi-varied duties in the emergency departments of the 21st century.

The Neurological Reason Behind Stock Market Panic

Peter Lynch said, “The key to making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them.” He should know. Lynch is not only the author of multiple books on investing including One Up On Wall Street, he also was the portfolio manager of the Fidelity Magellan Fund when it was the best performing fund in the world.

Can I Take An Expired Medicine?

With a splitting headache, you reach into your medicine cabinet for some aspirin only to find the stamped expiration date on the medicine bottle is more than a year out of date. So, does medicine expire? Do you take it or don't you? If you decide to take the aspirin, will it be a fatal mistake or will you simply continue to suffer from the headache?

Melanomas Don't Always Arise From Existing Moles

While it's important to have any suspicious mole checked for possible skin cancer, a study suggests most melanomas — the deadliest skin cancer — appear as new spots on the skin.

Does An Aspirin A Day Really Prevent Heart Attacks?

Aspirin is often hailed as a wonder drug, thanks to its ability to help stave off heart attacks and clot-caused strokes. But fewer than half of people who could benefit from a daily low-dose aspirin take it, while many others take it when they shouldn't.

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