Air Pollution Linked to Heart and Brain Risks

Three studies published this week found that people exposed to pollutants have a higher risk of stroke, heart attacks and cognitive deterioration.

New Vaccine Recommendations for Boys and Diabetics

Federal health officials recommended this week that all boys be routinely vaccinated against human papillomavirus, or HPV, and that people with diabetes be vaccinated against hepatitis B.

Alternatives In Fixation For Osteoporotic Bone

Given the decreased bone mineral density and poorer bone healing potential in people with osteoporosis, achieving adequate fixation can be challenging for osteotomies or arthrodesis procedures in this patient population. Accordingly, these authors review the literature and assess a range of fixation options including traditional plate fixation, cannulated screws and locking compression plates.

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