Tens of thousands of women with risky, French-made breast implants should have them removed at the state's expense, France's health minister recommended Friday, in an unprecedented move that could have implications across Europe and South America.
We're becoming a nation of bum knees, worn-out hips and sore shoulders, and it's not just the Medicare set. Baby boomer bones and joints also are taking a pounding, spawning a boom in operations to fix them.
Hip replacement surgery is a very successful surgery. It's done about 200,000 times every year. But a local doctor is among those using an improved way to do it, one that can often get patients back to work in 2 or 3 weeks.