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VA Research Finds Kinematic Knee Replacement Improves Postsurgery Pain and ROM

With reports of roughly 20% of total knee replacement patients dissatisfied with persistent pain after surgery, Veterans Affairs Health Care researchers developed the “kinematic alignment” method of knee replacement, said to be superior to pain relief and range of motion associated with postsurgical results of traditional knee-replacement methods.

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“Medium” Exercise Lowers Parkinson’s Risk

The news for individuals who have a “medium” level of exercise is good: the risk of Parkinson’s disease among those individuals will be lower by as much as 45%, according to a 17-year study.

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Scientists Discover Gene That Accelerates ALS

Penn State College of Medicine researchers recently identified a gene variant that is present in an estimated one-third of ALS patients who have an accelerated disease progression.