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Blog Posts in 2018

Joint Decisions
Jun 11, 2018

Knee and hip surgeries can eliminate debilitating pain and help patients resume activities they enjoy. But many people avoid these treatments because they don’t understand what is involved. A study last month from the University of Iowa ...

Coordinating Care for Stroke Patients
May 15, 2018

While some people recover completely, stroke remains the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. However, research studies and clinical practice show that comprehensive stroke care—including strong leadership from a full-time stroke ...

Act FAST Call 911 Know the Signs of Stroke and Call 911
May 1, 2018

Up to 2 million brain cells die every minute during a stroke, so time is of the essence for treatment. Knowing the signs of stroke and acting FAST is the first step in getting appropriate treatment at a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Joint ...

New Technology in Shoulder Surgery
Apr 26, 2018

The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint that is able to rotate through a greater range of motion than any other joint in the body. It works unnoticed while you perform daily tasks and enjoy your favorite activities; that is until there is pain. ...

Weekend Athletes Don't Have to Have Shoulder Pain
Apr 16, 2018

Although many of us are stuck in the office from Monday to Friday, Californians like to get out on their days off and have fun hiking, biking, surfing, or playing ball. Exercise is essential to our health, but there’s a downside to going all ...

How Much Juice Should Your Child Drink?
Mar 23, 2018

If you have young children, you probably know how much they love juice. You may think this sweet drink is a healthy alternative to other beverages, but juice is not as healthy as the commercials advertise. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) ...

Look Before You Leap: Avoiding Trampoline Trauma
Mar 9, 2018

Children love to jump on them, but trampolines also carry inherent risks. If your child is invited to a trampoline party, these tips from a pediatrician can help your family avoid serious injuries. While a trampoline provides great fun and exercise, ...

Mental Health: Removing the Barrier of Stigma
Feb 26, 2018

One of the hurdles that people living with mental illness continue to face is stigma. A person with a mental health condition is all too frequently isolated by negative attitudes, disparaging comments, or even violence, in a way that a person with a ...

New Techniques and Technology Make Cardiac Arrhythmia More Treatable Than Ever
Feb 12, 2018

Staying active has always been important to Sandra Ewing. After turning 70, she continues to walk with weights three miles a day, golf on a regular basis and loves to play on the playground with her grandchildren. Many who know her have no idea she ...