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2010-10-08 01:44:07

Doctors provide strategy to improve outcomes Almost 50 percent of patients undergoing orthopedic surgery have vitamin D deficiency that should be corrected before surgery to improve patient outcomes, based on a study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. Vitamin D is essential for bone healing and muscle function and is critical for a patient's recovery. The study appears in the October issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. "In the perfect world,...

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2005-07-10 10:25:12

Fractures less common but more lethal for men than for women, experts say Everyone knows that women need to fend off osteoporosis as they age. But what is less well-known is that 30 percent of elderly men who suffer a hip fracture will die within a year of that fracture -- double the rate for older female patients. But despite this increased risk, experts say many men view brittle bones as a "woman's problem." Too many doctors may also share that view: One recent U.S. study, published in the...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'