Tag Archives: Back

How Montreal surgeons took apart and pieced back together the skull of a young hydrocephalus patient

On Nov. 5, a pediatric team led by Dr. Alexander Weil and Dr. Daniel Borsuk performed a 12-hour operation on a two-year-old girl with hydrocephalus at Montreal’s CHU Sainte-Justine hospital. They cut into the child’s scalp from ear to ear, removed her skull in pieces, drained nearly two litres of fluid from her brain and… Read More »

9 Vintage Health Ads That Will Take You Back to the 1960s

Some of these are truly cringe-worthy. “Be Really Refreshed” Reader’s Digest Publication The popular soda manufacturer promises an energy lift in this March 1960 magazine ad: “Only Coca-Cola gives you the cheerful lift that’s bright and lively.” We now know that soda’s sugar buzz is quickly followed by an energy crash. “Milk: Nature’s Nightcap” Reader’s… Read More »

With back pain, depression tied to higher healthcare spending

(Reuters Health) – – When patients with painful back problems are also depressed, they have significantly higher healthcare costs than back-pain patients without depression, a U.S. study suggests. Getting treatment for both depression and back pain may reduce pain episodes and the economic burden, the study authors write in the journal Pain Medicine. “Back pain… Read More »