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Are Hernias Ratable?
By Jason Weinstock on January 19, 2013

 Inguinal hernias are common work-related injuries for men, often caused by increased abdominal pressure during heavy  lifting. According to the November/December 2012 AMA Guides Newsletter, men have a 27% lifetime risk of an inguinal hernia.  Genetics, overall body conditioning, and development of a person’s abdominal musculature have a lot to do with risk of a … Continue reading Are Hernias Ratable?