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Doctor Shopping Was Common After Bone Surgery

After orthopedic surgery, many patients return to their doctor asking for more pain medication. But many find other doctors in addition to their own who will prescribe them more narcotics.

Robin Williams Dead at 63

Oscar-winning actor and comic Robin Williams died at his home in Northern California August 11.

Child Development and Behavior Connected

Young children who have delays in learning and development might face multiple obstacles as they grow, including behavior difficulties.

Insomnia Associated With Increased Back Pain

Insomnia doesn't just affect patients at night — they often feel tired and less focused during the day, too. But patients may also experience back pain as a result of their sleepless nights.

Atypical Depression May Carry Increased Risk of Obesity

Major depressive disorder and obesity have previously been connected to chronic conditions like cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes. But major depressive disorder and obesity may also be connected.

Brain Function Affected Stroke Risk

After a stroke, patients often show slower brain function. But declining memory and attention in stroke-free adults may be a risk factor for future strokes.

Fitness May Fight Adolescent Depression

Facing social pressures, body image issues and many other factors, middle school students sometimes experience depression. A fitness regimen may be one way to help.

Many Cancer Survivors Still Smoked

Smoking cigarettes is a proven cause of cancer and other medical conditions. But some people may continue to use tobacco even after they have had cancer.

Knowledge Gaps Found in E-Cig Safety

Electronic cigarettes are booming in popularity and sometimes touted as a helpful tool for quitting smoking. But, because they are relatively new, there is limited knowledge about their health effects.

Vitamin D May Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Alzheimer's disease is often thought of as a part of aging, but it may not have to be. New research suggests a certain vitamin may help prevent the disease.