Fusion Alternative – Artificial Joint Implant

Fusion Alternative – Artificial Joint Implant

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St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center will host a study of a new procedure that could provide patients with alternative to spinal fusions…

Study shows brain injuries may increase suicide risk

Study shows brain injuries may increase suicide risk

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Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in young adults in the developed world. Suicide is the second leading…

New study shows that hits to the head, not concussions, cause CTE

New study shows that hits to the head, not concussions, cause CTE

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A new study has found further evidence linking hits to the head rather than concussions to the onset of chronic traumatic encephalopathy…

FDA issues warning on four asthma drugs

FDA issues warning on four asthma drugs

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The government is taking steps to curb use of some long-acting asthma drugs taken by millions, issuing safety restrictions to lower an…

Good News – If You're a Health Insurance Company

Good News – If You're a Health Insurance Company

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Big 5 insurers’ profits up 56% in 2009 As the nation struggled last, year with rising health care costs and a recession, the five largest…

As bars stay open later, more arrests in San Marcos

As bars stay open later, more arrests in San Marcos

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Last year, the bars in San Marcos started closing at 2 a.m. instead of midnight, a change appreciated by residents, business owners…

Doctor facing research fraud charge

Doctor facing research fraud charge

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Federal prosecutors in Boston announced Thursday that they have filed a health care fraud charge against a doctor accused of faking research…

Study links trauma deaths, lack of insurance

Study links trauma deaths, lack of insurance

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Patients who lack health insurance are more likely to die from car wrecks and other traumatic injuries than people who belong to a health…

Studies show cement fix on spinal bones not effective

Studies show cement fix on spinal bones not effective

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A treatment that uses medical cement to fix cracks in the spinal bones of elderly people worked no better than a sham treatment, the first…

Texans losing health coverage

Texans losing health coverage

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Every month, 24,070 Texans lose their health care coverage, according to a report released Wednesday by an advocacy group. The report by…

Study links acid reflux drugs to pneumonia

Study links acid reflux drugs to pneumonia

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A growing number of hospital patients are routinely given drugs to prevent acid reflux. But according to a new study, patients who take…

CDC Reports Emergency Room Waits Getting Longer

CDC Reports Emergency Room Waits Getting Longer

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Nationwide, more patients are seeking care in fewer ERs. The average time that hospital emergency rooms patients wait to see a doctor has…

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