Arthritis & Rheumatism

Joint replacement surgery, arthritis are not inevitable

Don't worry about your hips or knees as you age. Arthritis in those joints isn't inevitable. Keep doing the activities you enjoy. Those hopeful words come from Rafael Sierra, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic specializing ...

Medical research

Lab-grown human 'embryos' offer new research hope

Scientists have developed human embryo-like structures without using sperm, an egg or fertilization, offering hope for research on miscarriage and birth defects but also raising fresh ethical concerns.

Medical economics

Report estimates costs of birth defect-associated hospitalizations

The total estimated cost of birth defect-associated hospitalizations was $22.2 billion in the United States in 2019, according to research published in the July 7 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

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