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Total Knee and Hip Replacement: What’s New Isn’t Always What’s Necessary

By | 2018-09-18T16:06:55+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z, Healthy Aging|Tags: , , |

The most important aspect of surgery isn’t what’s new, but what’s best for the patient, particularly when it comes to joint replacement surgery. While robotic techniques are emerging, research and experience has shown that minimally invasive surgery delivers the same or better outcomes at a lower cost. For example, [...]

Keeping Students Safe: Advice for Parents on Both Sides of a Bullying Conflict

By | 2018-09-06T09:00:47+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , |

Perhaps one of the most difficult tasks as a parent is consoling a child who’s being bullied at school. But what if your child is the bully? More than half of all children experience some form of bullying during their educational careers. Bullying is defined as any situation where [...]

Think Vaping is Safer than Smoking? 10 Reasons to Reconsider

By | 2018-09-06T08:56:06+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

When a patient asks if vaping is safer than smoking, I tell them that neither is safe, potentially pose health risks, and that both habits should be broken. While vapes—also called vapor cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes—have been marketed as a safer alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, there hasn’t [...]

6 Ways Pets Enhance Our Well-Being

By | 2018-08-21T05:11:26+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Those happy-to-see-you tail wags and melt-your-heart meows—pets give us so much love and joy. But that’s not all they do for us. According to studies, contact with pets: Counteracts the stress response by lowering stress hormones and heart rate. Lowers anxiety and fear levels and elevates feelings of calmness. [...]

New Egypt Woman Is Back in the Saddle After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

By | 2018-08-21T05:12:27+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Cathy Larson is nearly half the woman she used to be. Three years ago, she was severely overweight, suffering from terrible acid reflux and high blood pressure. She also was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which, combined with excessive weight, caused debilitating joint pain. Cathy, 57, had tried nearly every [...]

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