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Surgery mix-ups surprisingly commonupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 16:50:00

Unthinkable errors by doctors and surgeons -- such as amputating the wrong leg or removing organs from the wrong patient -- occur more frequently than previously believed, a new study suggests.

Why do my feet hurt?updated: Mon Jun 21 2010 08:30:00

I have pain in my heels, and it hurts to do anything on my feet. I elevate them and try not to put any pressure on them as much as possible. Even when I sleep on my back and my feet are positioned my heels hurt. What should I do?

Ways to help your children stay in the game injury-freeupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 10:11:00

Mackenzie Riley is only 13 years old, but her schedule is busier than many adults. Besides being on her middle-school yearbook staff and taking piano and voice lessons once a week, she is also the co-captain of her seventh-grade basketball and volleyball teams.

Shoveling snow? How to protect your back (and your heart)updated: Wed Feb 10 2010 12:13:00

Since certain parts of the country are in the depths of a "snowmageddon," with more snow predicted, chances are good you might be shoveling a bit -- or a lot.

Tennis injuries, anyone?updated: Mon Aug 31 2009 10:22:00

Pick a day -- any day -- and you'll probably find Sean Bugg on the courts. A tennis fanatic, he's been playing the sport since he was 9 years old. Now at age 41, Bugg is definitely feeling the pain from his game.

Healing tennis sprains and painsupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 10:22:00's Melissa Long reports on why tennis players get injured, even in the pros.

What causes muscle cramps?updated: Mon Jan 26 2009 09:29:00

What causes muscle cramps? (Particularly, the leg muscles.)

Costly treatments don't relieve back painsupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:49:00

According to a 2008 study from the University of Washington, expenses related to back and neck pain have increased to more than $80 billion a year, but functional disability and work limitations do not seem to be improving. In other words, patients are spending money on prescription pain medications, surgery and MRIs and other imaging studies on a problem that, in most cases does not require a doctor's care. Most patients would do just as well by waiting, exercising or taking over-the-counter pain medications before visiting the doctor.

Surgical errorsupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 14:29:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explores how to avoid surgical mishaps.

Don't become the victim of a surgical errorupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 14:29:00

I thought my husband was crazy. Who Does Your Doctor Really Work For?updated: Tue Mar 25 2008 22:05:00

Everything suffers -- patient care, medicine, even other doctors -- when doctors become company "consultants" Joint Replacements Expected to Soarupdated: Thu Mar 06 2008 14:00:00

A new report suggests that Americans are going to replace their knees and hips in greater numbers, and there might not be enough doctors to handle the deluge

Money Magazine: A TAX COMPLAINT TROUBLES YOU -- AND JUNK DOES TOO updated: Sun May 01 1994 00:01:00

Please forward the address of Dr. Richard Richley, subject of your March story , "Tax-Bracket Terror!" I was so taken by the plight of a person earning $600,000 a year who cannot afford to put his ...

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