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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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Meal timing with diabetes: Why when you eat matters (not just what)

COVID-19 has changed the way we eat. Over a year into the pandemic and 72% of Americans say they’re still making at least one change in the food they eat or the way they source or prepare it. As someone with prediabetes or diabetes, you have likely heard this: what you eat has a dramatic …

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12 tips to spark more meaningful, authentic conversations

We’ve all experienced conversations that didn’t quite go according to plan. You probably thought things through, approached the conversation with good intentions and phrased things in a way you thought would make sense, so what went wrong? Here’s the thing. Communication is deeper than words. Many things can impact our ability to effectively communicate, such …

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Why more women end up needing knee replacement surgery than men

While it is not uncommon for a particular medical condition or treatment to impact men and women at different rates, you are probably not aware that knee replacement is among them. You may be surprised to learn that it is women who require knee replacement more often than men. Not only do I know this …

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Beyond the BMI: Is it time to redefine what “healthy” means?

Maybe you’ve heard of the body positive or weight neutral movement that has been gaining momentum in social media in the last couple years. Health at Every Size means exactly how it sounds: moving toward the idea of exploring health for all bodies without weight loss, advocating for proper care regardless of one’s size and …

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Child Physicals vs. Child Well Visits: What’s the difference? (And why they both matter)

This time of year, my office tends to see parents making appointments for child Physicals when really, they need a Well Visit, and vice-versa. That’s because there are some similarities between the two: both are visits for kids who appear healthy. They also both involve a physical exam. But really, that’s about where the overlap ends.  …

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