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How do you know if you have a sprained ankle?

An ankle sprain occurs when the ligaments that support the ankle stretch or tear. Ligaments help connect bones to one another or to cartilage. A sprain is distinct from a strain. Sprains injure ligaments, while strains affect muscles or tendons. The symptoms of the two injuries, however, are very similar. For this reason, distinguishing a… Read More »

What you need to know about hospitals nationwide promoting free hernia screenings

The ad pictured above was for a Chicago-area hospital.  But such marketing is popping up all over the U.S.  It’s happening not just in paid-for ads and marketing, but also in supposedly independently vetted journalism. Here are just a few of many examples you can find online. In Amarillo, Texas, a TV news anchor presented… Read More »