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A summary of the major health news of the year, including: more
evidence of the hazards of not getting enough sleep, inexpensive
genome sequencing, new avenues for treating inflammation,
improving health insurance coverage, and breast MRI scans.
Security devices used for inventory control in stores may
interfere with the operation of pacemakers or implantable
Ultrasound carotid screening for stroke risk is being promoted as
a simple detection tool, but the test does not always identify
those at risk, and some doctors feel that treating the factors
that contribute to risk is more beneficial to overall health.
I am 55 and have a bad right knee from playing lots of sports. I
am interested in getting a partial knee replacement. I've heard
that the recovery is shorter and the result is better than a
total replacement. What do you think?