Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a good diagnostic tool, but a well-trained doctor is just as good. This is the conclusion of a study from the Section of Sports Medicine at the University of Kentucky. Fifty patients with knee problems were studied. The doctor's exam was compared to an MRI for each patient. All patients had either a tear of the meniscus or a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The authors report no difference in diagnosis of meniscal or ACL tears when using the doctor's exam compared to an MRI. Both methods gave equal results. There were cases of false positives and false negatives with both methods. A false positive results means the MRI or exam showed a problem, but nothing was found during the operation. A false negative occurs when the MRI or exam doesn't show a problem and there really is a torn cartilage or ligament. MRIs have become the "gold standard" of diagnosis for knee injuries. Some doctors have called this into question. They say MRIs are high in cost...
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What do medicine cabinets, smoke alarms and people have in common? They all need to have regular check-ups. You’d be amazed at how many prescriptions that expired years ago are lurking in the recesses of people’s medicine cabinets –– or maybe you wouldn’t be surprised. Perhaps you have some of those old medications that you saved “just in case.” Well, now is the time to give your medicine cabinet a thorough check-up. Keeping old medicine around serves no positive purpose and may be inviting trouble The Check-Up Checklist Here is a checklist to help you ensure that your medicine cabinet is up-to-date and all medications are stored properly: Medications should be stored in a dry location, away from sunlight. Although most people keep their medications in either the bathroom or the kitchen, those are actually two of the worst places for medication storage because humidity, heat and ...
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