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How same-day joint replacement is revolutionizing the surgery experience

In the past, many people with hip or knee pain were hesitant about choosing joint replacement. They had worries about a long hospital stay, ongoing pain or mobility after surgery. But now, many of these problems aren’t problems anymore. With same-day joint replacement, it’s possible to have hip or knee replacement surgery in the morning …

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What to do if you think you have a sinus infection

Sinusitis, or sinus infection, is likely a familiar term. After all, about one in seven people has a sinus infection each year, for a total of more than 30 million cases. But you may not be familiar with all the different types or what to do if you start experiencing symptoms of a sinus infection. …

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What to expect during knee replacement surgery

The prospect of ongoing, worsening knee pain is not an appealing one. For some people, though, the idea of a knee replacement procedure is even less so. Throughout my career as an orthopedic surgeon, I have performed countless knee replacements on many patients who are nervous about the procedure—until they learn what to expect and …

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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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