Monthly Archives: November 2014

Skin Cancer Incidence Rises; Surgeon General Issues Call to Action

The U.S. Surgeon General has issued a Call to Action on skin cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, as it is a major public health problem that requires immediate action. Even though most skin cancers can … Continue reading

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CDC Study Shows Skyrocketing Skin Cancer Costs; What Lawyers Can Learn By Examination and Persuasive Presentation of Statistics

The Scalpel Weekly News for November 24, 2014, includes a CDC report that states that the costs of treating skin cancer are skyrocketing. While that is interesting in its own right, the report’s presentation of statistics is noteworthy as well. … Continue reading

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New Back Pain Treatment Options Offer Hope, Require Caution

Back pain, which frequently leads to missed work and job-related disability, represents the second most common neurological ailment in the United States (following only headache). Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, but the cause … Continue reading

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