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Modified ligament surgery improves outcomes for baseball pitchers, other athletes

In the largest study of its kind, surgeons at Hospital for Special Surgery have determined that by modifying a classic ligament surgery, they can return more athletes, such as baseball players, to their prior level of competition. The modified surgery repairs a torn medial collateral ligament (MCL), which links and stabilizes bones of the lower and upper arm where they meet at the elbow.

Less traumatic than the classic Tommy John surgery, the modified surgery called the docking procedure, with time, is likely to become the gold standard for treating these injuries.

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'8 Minute Abs' Fitness Guru' Small Steps Lead to Big Results

Anyone who's ever struggled with their weight dreams of having a firm, lean and healthy body. The last thing an overweight person wants to hear is another empty promise about a diet that boasts of dramatic weight loss at lightning speed. And according to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 66% of adult Americans are overweight. While they may want to lose weight and feel healthier, most would point to hectic, time-challenged schedules as their biggest deterrent.

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Inhalation of golf course pesticides in northeast poses 'minimal' health risk

When golfers in the northeastern United States dream of returning to those greens and fairways next spring, they can have some reassurance that inhaling pesticides applied to the turf does not pose a serious human health threat.

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