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Resource ID: #25502
Subject: Health
Source: The New York Times
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Date: 4/13/2011

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The New York Times uncovered and chronicled the widespread failure of one of the most widespread failure of one of the most commonly used medical implants- the artificial hips that are used in some 250,000 Americans annually. Using data from overseas implant registries and scientific studies, the New York Times shows that a generation of widely-used hips known as "metal-on-metal" implants was failing soon after the implant, crippling some patients in the process.

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