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This Is How Arthritis Affects Your Joints

An estimated 54 million adults are living with arthritis. Osteoarthritis, the most common type of the disease, affects over 30 million Americans. Arthritis isn’t limited to adults, however. Nearly 300,000 children have arthritis. Whether you’re newly


Common Overuse Injuries in Runners

Running offers a multitude of health benefits, including improving the health of your heart and circulatory system, reducing the risk of chronic disease, and lowering stress, to name just a few. Any regular physical


ACL Injuries: Am I at Risk?

Not only is a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in a knee one of the most common sports injuries, it’s one of the most dreaded, and for good reason: Recovering from that


How to Prevent Sports-Related Injuries

Physical activity offers numerous health benefits, including boosting energy levels, strengthening muscles, keeping bones strong and increasing overall well-being. Sports participation offers an excellent way to maintain physical fitness, while doing something you enjoy.


The Importance of Posture

You may have heard that good posture is essential for good health, but do you know why? Posture refers to how you position your body when you’re sitting, standing or lying down. Your posture


Bone Density

What Does a Bone Density Test Show? Maybe you were running late or maybe it was that patch of ice, but when you slipped and fell on the driveway, you knew as soon as


When is an MRI Warranted?

Imaging technology has come a long way, and it can save lives. Today, physicians use the technology, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to create detailed images of organs and tissues within your body.


The Effects of Smoking on Bone Healing

Scientists long suspected a link between smoking and delayed bone healing, but we now know that quitting smoking may mean the difference between a speedy recovery from a fracture and months of getting better.


Introducing Dr. Gabriel Merlin

Orthopedics is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system, including your joints and all the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that surround your


How Athletes Can Avoid Overuse Injuries

Whether you’re a young athlete just starting out or a toughened warrior with miles of experience, an overuse injury can end your season. Sometimes the damage is severe enough to block you from your


Keeping Kids in the Game

Sports can help kids develop healthy exercise habits and may be part of the solution for the rise in childhood obesity and other concerning medical conditions we once connected to adulthood, such as Type


Relieving Arthritis Pain Without Surgery

When you suffer from arthritis, pain and stiffness in your joints can seriously interfere with your quality of life. Arthritis describes more than 200 different conditions that affect joints and the surrounding connective tissue.


Getting Ready for Your First MRI

Are you getting ready to have your first MRI? You may feel nervous about it, but knowing what to expect can help. MRI -- magnetic resonance imaging -- is performed so that the experts

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