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Patients Undergoing These Seven Common Surgeries Are More Likely to Receive ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills

Patients Undergoing These Seven Common Surgeries Are More Likely to Receive ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills

One in five patients undergoing one of seven common elective surgeries will be hit with a “surprise” out-of-network medical bill, according to a retrospective...
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Here’s How Vitamin D Status Affects Back Pain and Disc Degeneration in Postmenopausal Women

A retrospective study published in Menopause examined how serum vitamin D concentration affects lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) and low back pain (LBP) in postmenopausal...
Functional Brace Is a Beneficial and Cost-effective Option for Achilles Tendon Rupture Compared to Traditional Plaster Cast

Functional Brace Is a Beneficial and Cost-effective Option for Achilles Tendon Rupture Compared to...

A randomized controlled trial compared outcomes for non-operative Achilles tendon rupture patients treated with a functional brace versus a traditional plaster cast. According to...
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Opioid Prescriptions Are On the Decline in the United States, According to CDC Report

A new report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) observed a decline in opioid prescriptions across almost a dozen states. Drug...

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