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September: Pain Awareness Month

Slamming your finger in a car door. Scraping your knee. Touching a hot stove. Breaking a bone or stubbing a toe.  All of these situations have at least one thing in common: PAIN. Everyone experiences pain at some point in his or her life. Many times, it can be isolated to a single incident, but for over 100 million people

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Arthritis: Most Common Pandemic Disease, But Misunderstood

Arthritis. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children suffer from this disease worldwide. And while it’s one of the most common and recognizable pandemics that we face today, it is also one of the most misunderstood. With over 100 different types of arthritis, any age or race can suffer from its debilitating symptoms. While it’s more commonly found in

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How to Care for the Most Common Orthopedic Issues

  It’s often thought that as our bodies get older, we become more prone to weakness and injury. While this certainly may be the case in older individuals, even young men and women are susceptible to the most prevalent orthopedic issues. Some may be hereditary while others can result from various lifestyle choices. Here are some of the most common

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On the Ball: Understanding Joint Replacement Surgery

In almost every medical specialty, surgery is considered a last resort—most physicians vastly prefer to start with noninvasive treatments. But when there are no other options, modern surgical techniques can be a sure bet for optimal recovery and restored quality of life. Such is the case when dealing with joint injury or disease, which often demands surgery to replace damaged

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