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Where Engineering Design Meets Orthopaedic Surgery

Using a surgical robot, a surgeon can precisely remove and replace only the diseased or damaged part of the knee, or remove and replace the entire knee joint.

By Joseph Noah, M.D. Robot-assisted surgery for knee replacement can help restore an active lifestyle. She’s in her 70s, and her arthritic knee hurts constantly. She’s using a cane or walker now, and can’t do daily walks with friends. Her knee is just too painful. Fortunately, technological advances in robotic surgery make partial or total knee replacement viable options for …

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Is the Pain in Your Legs A Dangerous Sign?

Is the Pain in Your Legs A Dangerous Sign?

By Federico M. Richter, MD Painful, swollen legs, ankles and feet can be cause for alarm. Standing on your feet all day can cause a lot more than aches and pain. If your job or lifestyle requires you to stand for a majority of the day, your circulation will be affected; when this happens, you have a higher risk of …

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Permanent Treatment for Hair Loss

Permanent Treatment for Hair Loss

By Martin Maag, MD Hair thinning and baldness is inevitable for the vast majority of men and a good percentage of women. In recent articles I have mentioned that wigs, hats, combovers and topicals have been used to cover up the loss of a persons hair. As psychologically and emotionally devastating as this can be, science has progressed and we …

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How Music Can Benefit Mind and Body for Older Adults

How Music Can Benefit Mind and Body for Older Adults

By Arietta Living Older adults living at home or in a senior living community often face health challenges. Memory loss from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, depression and physical ailments can make it hard to enjoy the gifts of music. Let’s look at how music can enrich your loved one’s mind, body and overall well-being. Music for the mind …

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5 Reasons to Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

5 Reasons to Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

By Regenexx Tampa Bay, Regenerative Medicine Knee replacements are occurring far too often today and the simple truth is that many are entirely unnecessary. In some cases, the knee pain may actually be stemming from another part of the body. Even when using standard criteria for determining candidacy, about one-third of knee replacements are deemed inappropriate when evaluated by independent …

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CBD’s Effects on Arthritis Pain and Management

CBD’s Effects on Arthritis Pain and Management

When you’re dealing with chronic pain, it’s difficult to focus on anything other than your discomfort. The agonizing and sometimes debilitating pain can cause us to lose out on the important things, like spending time with our families, being productive at work, and even the simplest daily activities can require monumental strength to muster through them. In the U.S. over …

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2019 Breakthroughs in Cancer Research

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently published Clinical Cancer Advances 2019: ASCO’s Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer. The report highlights the most important clinical research advances over the past year and makes recommendations for areas of focused research in the future. Advances Continue in Immunotherapy Research As you might expect, immunotherapy continues to be a leading area …

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Your Secondary Heart – The Key To Healthy Aging

Your Secondary Heart - The Key To Healthy Aging

Maintaining proper circulation can prevent what we often see as normal signs of aging, including memory loss, dizziness, and chronic fatigue. By Dr. Ken McLeod, Professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton Most people are well aware of the health complications associated with high blood pressure. As we enter middle-age, our blood pressure tends to rise, and …

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The Medical Implications of Self-Neglect

The Medical Implications of Self-Neglect

The issue of Elder Abuse is highlighted frequently in the media, however it is rarely reported that the most pervasive form of elder abuse remains the least and latest reported. In discussions of elder abuse, the literature typically fails to explore the most common form: self-neglect. When included statistically, self-neglect represents the highest percentage of elder abuse cases. The Public …

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Florida Urology Specialists Offers a Better Way to Detect and Treat Prostate Cancer

Florida Urology Specialists Offers a Better Way to Detect and Treat Prostate Cancer

The prostate gland is a tiny plum sized organ that lies just beneath the bladder; the urethra runs through the prostate releasing urine from the bladder. As men age, it can become enlarged, infected and cancerous. Over the last thirty years, the way most medical practitioners check for prostate cancer hasn’t changed very much, and unfortunately, this has led to higher …

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