Increase in number of total knee replacement surgeries, especially in younger adults, linked to obesity

The number of total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries more than tripled between 1993 and 2009, while the number of total hip replacements (THR) doubled during the same time period. A study appearing in the June Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) found that an increase in the prevalence of ovrweight and obesity in the […]

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First Steps Towards A Healthy Lifestyle

By Noimot Olayiwola/Staff Reporter A five-year  health awareness campaign – Your Health First or Sahtak Awalan in Arabic  –  began its first stage during the weekend  with a series of  community-oriented events at Souq Waqif. The campaign, jointly launched by the Supreme Council of Health and the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q),  has […]

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