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9 common COVID-19 vaccine hesitations and how to respond to them

Hesitations and misunderstandings about the COVID-19 vaccines abound. You probably know someone who is skeptical about the vaccine or has chosen not to get vaccinated. It’s difficult to know what to say in those moments when the topic comes up, especially when someone you love starts spreading misinformation. Here are some conversation tips to help …

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Complex joint replacement and revision: An FAQ

Joint replacement procedures have been around for decades. They are considered safe and effective at relieving pain—usually from osteoarthritis—and improving quality of life. For most people, getting a joint replacement is a straightforward proposition. But what if you’re experiencing other issues with your joints, making your case a bit more complicated? In this case, you …

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How to talk to your unvaccinated loved ones about the COVID-19 vaccine

The benefits of getting the COVID-19 vaccine are clear, with research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showing unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to die from the virus than people who are vaccinated. But there are still so many opinions and beliefs out there about the vaccine, and still so …

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7 dangerous diabetes complications and how to start preventing them today

Diabetes affects all areas of life, as you well know if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. A recent study found that up to 27% of people with diabetes also suffer from depression due to the disease’s complications—of which there can be many. Thankfully, there are …

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Problems with your artificial joint? It might be time for revision surgery

No one who has had a joint replacement procedure wants to hear that they need another procedure on the same joint. But despite the success rate of this type of surgery, the fact remains that some people will need to have a joint revision procedure at some point in their lives.  Joint revision surgery is …

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My melanoma survival story: What it’s like to be diagnosed with skin cancer

When you are young, you feel invincible. You feel that no matter what your parents say to you—like advising you to wear sunscreen and stay out of the sun—you know better.  Afterall, it is your body and you tell yourself, “oh, it’ll never happen to me.” Until it did. On April 17, 2021, I received …

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6 contagious illnesses for parents to watch out for this school year

Once school gets started, all viral illnesses are in play. Think about it—all those kids touching and playing as kids do, putting their hands all over surfaces in classrooms, sharing toys. Plus, kids aren’t the best at washing their hands and covering their coughs. This makes schools and daycares hotbeds for a lot of contagious …

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Eating disorders and diabetes: Why your relationship with food matters

Did you know eating disorders are more common among people living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes? When you think about the weight loss and diet obsessed world we live in, it’s no wonder. From societal pressure to lose weight, to fears around certain foods and the emotional burden of living with diabetes, there …

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Keeping knee ligaments in line: 4 ways to strengthen your knees and avoid injury

The most common knee injuries orthopedic specialists see in many types of sports are ligament sprains, ligament tears, meniscus tears, dislocations and fractures. These types of injuries typically occur in younger athletes as a result of sports-related contact, falls, twisting or pivoting motions. However, these injuries can also occur in non-athletes—also often as a result …

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