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Health News Archive - February 25, 2009

Washing your hands best way to curb the spread of germs HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb.

Two studies find patient demand will soon surpass the number of orthopaedic surgeons available LAS VEGAS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the near future, there may not be enough orthopaedic surgeons to provide joint replacements to all who need them.

Several new studies show higher joint replacement complication rates, longer hospital stays for obese patients LAS VEGAS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The prevalence of obesity is rising at alarming speeds across the United States.

Fractures and infections of the bone are among most serious injuries to children LAS VEGAS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Severe musculoskeletal conditions in children include bone and joint infections, a hip problem known as slipped epiphysis, and elbow fractures.

New study finds even minor orthopaedic trauma can lead to medical problems for pregnant women and their unborn children LAS VEGAS, Feb.

Study finds many children at risk for foot deformity due to wrong size shoes LAS VEGAS, Feb.

Some minority groups wait too long for surgery, study finds LAS VEGAS, Feb.

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Orthopaedic surgeon John J. Callaghan, MD was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (http://www.aaos.org/)(AAOS) at the organization's 2009 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.