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THE FRACTURE THAT MAY CAUSE YOU STRESS!

THE FRACTURE THAT MAY CAUSE YOU STRESS!

By Myles Rubin Samotin, MD – Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Foot and Ankle – You may have heard the term stress fracture, but just what is it and how does one get it? A stress fracture is exactly what it states it is, a fracture of the bone caused by “stress” to the bone. It is a …

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Holiday Travel and Limb Swelling

Limb Swelling A Search for New Treatments

By Alyssa Parker – The holidays are right around the corner, which means many will be traveling to visit their loved ones, or for those of you who are snow birds you’re heading home to the warm weather down south. Many individuals choose air travel to reach their destination. For those who suffer from venous insufficiency or lymphedema this can …

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Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy offers various benefits for patients who can have trouble moving or exercising because of pain. One of the greatest benefits of aquatic therapy is buoyancy. When the body is submerged in water, buoyancy assists in supporting the weight of the patient, making movement possible. Decreasing the amount of weight the joints bear reduces the force of stress the …

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Prevent Knee Replacement Surgery

Prevent Knee Replacement Surgery

By Physicians Rehabilitation The knee is notorious for pain and injury. Knee pain can occur from an injury or a condition like osteoarthritis, and can impact activities of everyday life. There are many remedies for this condition, including rest, anti-inflammatory medications and using knee braces. For individuals whose knee pain progresses or does not respond to other types of treatment, …

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New Technology Detects Lung Cancer in Early Stage

New Technology Detects Lung Cancer in Early Stage

Edgardo Soto De La Rosa, M.D. Cancer of the lung and bronchus is affecting a staggering number of the population with no sign that the increase will stop – with the increased use of filtered cigarettes, radon and secondhand smoke. Physicians and scientists continue to research and develop new detection methods for lung cancer and other lung diseases, which have resulted …

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Hearing Loss in Women Linked to Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen Usage; Aspirin, Advil and Tylenol Linked to Hearing Loss in Men

By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. A recent study of women (September 2012) by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts has shown that the more frequently women take ibuprofen (i.e. Advil, Motrin, Midol) or acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol) the higher their risk of hearing loss. The results showed that the link was stronger for women less than 50 years old and especially …

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Tooth Loss is Linked to Diabetes

Tooth Loss is Linked to Diabetes

Dr. Alexander Gaukhman 29.1 million People living in the United States have diabetes. That’s 9.3% of the population. Approximately 1.7 million new cases are diagnosed each year—and 8.1 million people living with diabetes don’t even know they have it. Diabetes affects your body’s ability to process sugar. All food you eat is turned to sugar and used for energy. In …

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COPD Treatment Takes Center Stage

COPD

By David Ebner, Staff Writer The world will never forget the momentous day when four young men from Liverpool, England, walked onto the stage of the Ed Sullivan show in 1964. The Fab Four strolled onstage, squinting in the glare of the lights and smiling at the squealing fans, and that grainy black and white image became the music history icon …

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November is National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month

By David Harris, BA, CPhT Type II Diabetes is on the rise in America.  Diabetes is a disease that ultimately results in hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar.  Over time your pancreas  is not able to make enough insulin to control the sugar or glucose in the blood.  It also leads to many other diseases including kidney disease, heart attacks, strokes, …

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Five Fast Facts on Pets with Diabetes  

Five Fast Facts on Pets with Diabetes

By Dr. Ashley Ayoob Just like humans, cats and dogs can suffer from diabetes. Currently, one in every 100 – 500 pets develops this condition. And professionals within the veterinary industry expect this number to rise in coming years. So, as a pet owner, what do you need to know? 1. Prior to a diagnosis, your four-legged friend won’t act …

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