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Hip Replacement

The Health Symptom You Should Never Ignore

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

Three years ago, at age 70, I began to experience pain in my upper right leg after playing tennis. I diagnosed myself with a groin pull and made an appointment with a physical therapist. After about five minutes, she said, "Ellen, I hope this isn't a shock to you, but I don't think you have a groin pull. I think you have osteoarthritis."

More Than 2 In 100 Americans Have New Hips, Knees

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 03.11.2014 | Fifty

It's not just grandma with a new hip and your uncle with a new knee. More than 2 of every 100 Americans now have an artificial joint, doctors are repo...

EVOLUTION IS CHANGING

Frank A. Weil | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

Yes, it is changing for good and obvious reasons. No, it is not changing, but it is occurring quite differently. How do we know? We are living thro...

Essential Guide to Surviving Hip Fracture

Hilary Young | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Hilary Young

Hip fractures are not easy to bounce back from. The plain and simple truth is that hip fractures can often lead to long-term complications, which can end up forcing you into assisted or nursing home living for an extended stay.

You Won't Believe What An Out-Of-Control Kid Did To This Older Woman

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.23.2013 | Fifty

Somewhere around the late morning of Oct. 3rd, 86-year-old Vera Shepper was checking out her groceries at the Trader Joe's in downtown Santa Cruz, Cal...

This Surgery Improves Sex Life For Chronic Pain Sufferers

Posted 03.19.2013 | Fifty

Osteoarthritis-related joint replacement surgery -- particularly for knees and hips -- has another bonus besides decreasing chronic pain: it can impr...

On New Hips, Old Habits and the Inestimable Value of Giving Blood

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

I'm happy to announce that I've just returned home from the hospital with a new arrival. I'm not sure how much it weighs, but it seems to be healthy, and it's already walking -- albeit unsteadily and with a cane. I'm talking about my brand-new hip, which was swapped in last Tuesday. The surgery -- as well as my blood transfusion the day after -- has opened my eyes and my heart to the issue of blood donations. It's a very humbling -- even overwhelming -- experience having someone else's generosity literally being pumped into your veins. READ MORE

If a Debate Happens Without Twitter, Does Anybody Hear It? Debates are much better with Twitter. And in case you missed the final one last night, instead of rewatching the actual debate, save yourself some time by just rerunning Twitter. Here are my tweets from last night to give you a quick snapshot of the Battle in Boca. READ MORE

'Just Like Anybody Else...It Hurts': Debate To Give Death Row Inmate $56,000 Hip Replacement

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE | Posted 07.17.2012 | Crime

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A condemned killer's fight to receive surgery for agonizing hip pain pushed Kentucky officials into an uncomfortable debate ov...

Jane Kaczmarek: From a Pain in the Groin to a Hip Woman

S.Z. Berg | Posted 11.22.2011 | Celebrity
S.Z. Berg

Jane is now playing the role of spokesperson for the Anatomy of Movement, educating the public on osteoarthritis and hip replacement surgery as a possible treatment.

Addressing the Obesity-Arthritis Connection

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 09.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

"It's a terrible problem," she said, "They can't exercise without pain before the operation, but if they don't lose weight, their new knee or hip will wear out and they may develop other orthopedic problems."

Baby Boomers With 'Fix-Me-Itis'

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 07.22.2011 | Healthy Living

SAN DIEGO — We're becoming a nation of bum knees, worn-out hips and sore shoulders, and it's not just the Medicare set. Baby boomer bones and jo...

How Much Is Enough for Big Pharma?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business
Cliff Schecter

Nowhere is this greed more pervasive than among those companies responsible for the health of roughly 300 million of Americans: Big Pharma.

John Kerry Undergoing Second Hip Replacement Surgery

AP | GLEN JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BOSTON — Sen. John Kerry returned to Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday for a second hip replacement by the doctor who replaced his right ...