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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 12/18/2013 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun … 1. The top variety of banana imports could be an endangered species. (Learn more at Nature) 2. Real-life broadcaster Mort Crim inspired Will Ferrell’s character Ron Burgundy in the Anchorman movies. (Learn more at AARP) 3. The Southeast and Northwest are the among the most envious places in the country. (Learn more at memolition.com)   4. For years, an EPA employee kicking back on Cape Cod fooled higher ups that he was doing “intelligence work for the CIA in …

Medicare Lists Best, Worst Hospitals for Hip and Knee Replacements

Posted on 12/17/2013 by | Health | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBy Jordan Rau, Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News Medicare has begun tracking the outcomes of hip and knee replacement surgeries, identifying 95 hospitals where elderly patients were more likely to suffer significant setbacks. The government also named 97 hospitals where patients tended to have the smoothest recoveries. The analysis, which was released last week, is the latest part of the government’s push to improve quality at the nation’s hospitals instead of simply paying Medicare patients’ bills. Medicare already assesses hospital …

Knee Replacements Booming, But Lack Oversight, Study Says

Posted on 03/6/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthMore Americans than ever are getting their knees replaced. The number of knee replacement surgeries has doubled in the last decade, with a rising number of surgeries being performed on people in their 50s and 60s, according to the first national estimate of the procedure by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Additionally, a study of Medicare records found that older knee replacement patients become healthier and more active, the New York Times reports. Three years after being diagnosed with osteoarthritis …