Liz Szabo

Up To A Third Of Knee Replacements Pack Pain And Regret

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Many patients face lingering pain and disappointment after undergoing knee replacement surgery, which costs an average $31,000. And doctors are increasingly concerned that the procedure is overused and that its benefits have been oversold.

FDA Moves To Cut Nicotine In Cigarettes, Helping Smokers Kick Habit

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In a historic move, the Food and Drug Administration stated its intent Thursday to require tobacco companies to cut nicotine levels in their products to make them less addictive. Stripping cigarettes of addictive power could lead an estimated 5 million adults to quit smoking within a year of the plan.