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Orthopedic Specialists' doctors are often featured in news media as leading orthopedic surgeons and specialists in providing high quality care in virtually all areas of the body. Bookmark this page and check back often to see the latest news and events on Orthopedic Specialists, its expert team of orthopedic surgeons and specialists, and its line of orthopedic services.

Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium

Calcium is very important to your health. In fact, you have more calcium in your body than any other mineral. It makes up much of your bones and plays other important roles for good health. A large percentage of the population does not meet their calcium needs through their diet....
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Sprain or Strain? There is a Difference!

People tend to use the words “sprain” and “strain” interchangeably, but they are not the same. A sprain is an injury to a ligament. Ligaments are the fibrous tissue that connects bones to bones at the joints. Ligament injuries involve stretching or tearing of this tissue. A strain is an...
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Osteoporosis - Not Just a Woman's Disease

When you think of osteoporosis, you probably think of an elderly woman you see walking stooped over with a cane. However, this is not just a female affliction. Men’s bones can become brittle, too – and often with worse effects. In actuality, 1.5 million men older than age 65 have...
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Tips to Prevent Falls in the Winter Months

Winter has arrived, and with the snow and ice comes a greater risk for falls. Here are some great tips to help prevent falls during these snowy days of winter: 1. Wear shoes/boots with good traction and/or invest in some of the “ice trackers” now that are made for walking...
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New Year, New You!

Don’t make that same old resolution this year to lose weight or get in shape. Instead, set a specific small goal of starting a walking program to improve your health. It’s easy, it’s free, and there are so many benefits. Start with a short period of time - 5 minutes,...
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"Sitting Disease"

Do you have “sitting disease”? Do you realize how many hours in a day you are spending in a sedentary position, i.e. at the office, driving, eating, watching TV, on the computer, etc., etc? There have been scientific research studies done on the changing lifestyle from a more active one...
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Exercise Away the Cold and Flu Season

The cooler, dryer weather season is fast approaching as well as the cold and flu season. Researchers have found that as little as 20 minutes of exercise can have anti-inflammatory effects that boost your immune system. Some theories why exercise helps your immune system include: 1. Physical activity may help...
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Fall Clean Up

Fall is in full swing and the cooler temperatures and wind are bringing the beautiful color mix of changing leaves tumbling down on lawns, sidewalks, and into eaves. Unfortunately, that signals the beginning of the fall clean up in our yards and the tasks of preparing for colder weather. Raking...
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Total Joint Trivia - Did You Know?

Many of you have undergone hip or knee replacements, are planning to, or may need to in the future. Here are some interesting facts about joint total replacements, when they were first done, how many are done, and the averages regarding age, men, and women. The earliest attempt at a...
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Bone Fracture Basics

The average person will experience two fractures in their lifetime. A fracture is the medical term for a broken bone. They occur when the physical force exerted on the bone is stronger than the bone itself. Fractures are usually described by the location, how the bones are aligned, whether there...
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