what is an orthopedic doctor

What to Expect During Your First Orthopedic Specialist Visit

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons estimates that musculoskeletal disease impacts 126.6 million U.S. adults ages 18 years or older every year. AAOS researchers found these illnesses are comparable to the total percentage of Americans living with chronic heart and lung conditions. If you suffer from an aching back, sore muscles, or painful joints, you […]

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Sleep Apnea: Is It Life Threatening?

Work and daily activities present plenty of challenges for everyone, but waking up exhausted and dragging through the day can make life overwhelming. People who suffer from sleep apnea fight with feelings of lethargy, brain fog, lack of interest, and a range of other physical, mental and psychological conditions. Sleep apnea makes living your life […]

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how long does a mammogram take now

How Long Does a Mammogram Take?

Around the time that a woman turns 35, her doctor will start talking more about mammograms. A mammogram is one of the best ways to detect possible breast cancer at the earliest stage. These screenings are optional for women between the ages of 40-45 and recommended yearly until the woman is 54-years-old. After that, every […]

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caring for an infected wound

Caring for an Infected Wound

The body is an amazing network of functions, activities, and defense systems. In ideal conditions, everything runs smoothly; and if any dangerous bacteria or viruses try to invade, the immune system can do its job and block the advancing enemy. However, ideal conditions are often compromised by: Surgery: deep incisions can sometimes trap bacteria inside […]

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losing weight after gallbladder surgery

Weight Loss After Gallbladder Surgery

Surgery can be scary. Gallbladder surgery is no exception. If a patient is suffering from gallstones, however, the surgery is worth it. The surgery may cause weight fluctuations. Patients may be wondering about weight loss after gallbladder surgery. Losing weight after gallbladder surgery is possible. First, patients should understand why gallbladder surgery can lead to […]

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