In study, TAVR is superior to surgery for low-risk patients with aortic valve stenosis

A multicenter clinical trial has found that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) performed better than open-heart surgery in low-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. The study found that one year after the procedure, the rate of death, stroke, or rehospitalization was significantly lower with TAVR than with surgery. The results were presented during the late-breaking…

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Early sports specialization tied to increased injury rates in college athletes

LAS VEGAS, NV -Sixty million kids participate in organized athletics each year with ever increasing amounts of children specializing in one sport before the age of 14 with hopes of a college scholarship or professional career on the line. However, researchers presenting their work at the AOSSM/AANA Specialty Day today reveal that this early intense…

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Patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears may have another surgical option

LAS VEGAS, NV — The arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) surgical technique offers patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears restored shoulder function and the opportunity to return to sports and physically-demanding work, according to research presented today at the AOSSM/AANA Specialty Day in Las Vegas, Nevada. The study, which examined patient outcomes up to five…

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Blood flow restriction therapy may protect against bone loss following ACL reconstruction

LAS VEGAS, NV — Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction patients often face bone and muscle loss immediately following the procedure. Researchers presenting their work today at the AOSSM/AANA Specialty Day note that combining blood flow restriction (BFR) therapy with traditional rehabilitation efforts may slow bone loss and reduce return to function time. «Providing BFR as…

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Scene City: Art and Literature

The Art Production Fund raised nearly $700,000 at its March 11 gala at the Seagram Building. Poets & Writers held a dinner gala on March 7 at 583 Park Avenue. And Literacy Partners held a gala on March 13 at Cipriani Wall Street.

Lilly Singh, a YouTube Star, Will Host a Late-Night Show on NBC

Lilly Singh, who built a career on YouTube as a comedian, is getting her own late-night show. Ms. Singh, 30, will host a half-hour show in the 1:35 a.m. slot on NBC beginning in September, according to a statement from NBC on Thursday. She will be an executive producer on the show and will be…

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A Salad for Crouton Lovers

If you’ve ever eaten a salad for dinner and thought “I am only here for the croutons,” then let me say that you are heard, and you are seen. Without sounding too dramatic, for me, a dinner salad without those golden hunks of salty, crunchy bread in the mix can feel downright deprivational. Luckily, I…

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Can TV Dumb You Down?

Experts generally agree that watching a lot of television is bad for children. Now a new study suggests it may not be very good for adults, either. The British study, in Scientific Reports, included 3,590 people, average age 67, who were free of dementia at the start of the study. All reported their TV watching…

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Medical News Today: What is an orgasm headache?

An orgasm headache is intense and it starts suddenly, just before or during an orgasm. These headaches are usually harmless, and a person can often treat them with over-the-counter pain medications. However, headaches during sex can sometimes signal a more serious condition. In this article, we describe what orgasm headaches are, what they feel like,…

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