Feature article from NIH MedlinePlus magazine covers the causes, symptoms and treatments of a condition that affects 27 million Americans: Osteoarthritis
Silver was 38 in 2003 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Even though she is a physician, she was shocked at the toll chemotherapy and radiation took on her body. Silver was dealing with extreme fatigue, weakness and pain . . .
Let’s say your 62-year-old granny needs a hip replacement.
So how much will it cost her?
Who knows. Seriously.
Michael L. Millenson explores the Brave New World of home health monitoring systems that can tell how well you slept, monitor your heart rate and even whether you’ve taken your morning shower.
The National Insitutes of Health has issued an 8-page guide to help you pick the right drug abuse treatment program. The booklet, Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask, says there are five key questions you should ask about a program:
Learn about care and recovery from complicated spinal cord injuries–from vertebroplasty to disc replacement– from national and UW experts
“Pain encompasses the entire person. It’s not just in your leg or back. It encompasses the entire being of who you are and what you can do and don’t do. So physically, mentally psychologically: you have to take care of all of those things.”
Wounded congresswoman may receive cognitive rehabilitation therapy, a treatment that the Pentagon’s Tricare insurance plan denies to thousands of injured troops. Top brain specialists have endorsed the approach, but Tricare officials have said that scientific evidence does not justify providing it comprehensively to troops.
Rule would require businesses to report repetitive-stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Virginia Mason CEO Dr. Gary Kaplan estimates that as much as half of the $2.3 trillion Americans spend on health care does nothing to improve health, according to a Washington Post article on efforts to curtail health-care waste.
Topic: Joint Replacement: The Right Choice for You? Where: Swedish Medical Center First Hill Campus 747 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122 Map & Directions: http://www.swedish.org/blank.cfm?id=201 When: Thursday, November 13, 2008 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Americas) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Registration is required. To register please call:206-386-2502 or register online at www.swedish.org/classes