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Understand the gravity

by Dr. William Richardson

What could go wrong? The websites for trampoline centers suggest they are part entertainment and part gym, and often require participants to sign a waiver acknowledging that, like any vigorous sporting activity, injuries can occur, but are rare and usually …

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How Do I Treat Tennis Elbow?

by Dr. Raymond Rocco Monto

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse. Dr. Raymond Rocco Monto explains treatment options. Listen Now For more information on tennis elbow, visit OrthoInfo.org.

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Everyday Habits Can Cause Back, Neck & Shoulders Pain

by Dr. Michael Gleiber

According to research, low back pain is one of the most common problems people have – it is the leading cause of disability in Americans under 45 years old. About 60 to 80 percent of the adult U.S. population has …

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Fall Prevention

by Dr. Barbara Bergin

I often find myself telling many of my patients what NOT to do instead of what TO do. This is probably because it’s often easier to dole out restrictions than recommendations. Here’s an example. Don’t eat sugar. That’s easier than …

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On Being Late, Part Two

by Dr. Leon Benson

Being an orthopaedic surgeon is partly about fixing a specific problem, but mostly about being a people person.  No one could do this job for more than a month if they didn’t have an affinity for human interactions.  All of …

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Do Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate Supplements Help Arthritis Pain?

by Dr. John Erickson

Do glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate supplements help arthritis pain? Many patients ask this question in our clinic. The answer, it seems, is not so simple. Of course the manufacturers of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate promote their products as “joint protective” …

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Just a Shoulder Dislocation?

by Dr. Michael George

You are minding your own business on the ski slopes, enjoying the day, when your skiis get twisted and you go down. As you put your arm down to brace your fall, you feel a thunk in your shoulder, and …

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Time to Get Real About Obesity

by Dr. Michael Parks

Obesity has grown to epidemic proportions in America. Its affect reaches across all segments of our society. Obesity is most prevalent among African Americans and Hispanics—up to 58 percent of those populations are affected. There is a strong association with …

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Can I Be Fit and Fat?

by Dr. Elizabeth Matzkin

Are bigger athletes stronger? Are thinner athletes faster? Not necessarily – different sports often have advantages with different body types. Contact athletes such as football lineman are often bigger compared to endurance athletes (cross country runners) that may be leaner. …

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Being Late, Part One

by Dr. Leon Benson

There are several issues that make patients angry, but there is one in particular that generates true hostility. Lowered eyebrows, flaring nostrils, combat posture.  It’s when the doctor is late. Which is ironic, because technically speaking, I’m almost always late. …

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