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Total Knee Arthroplasty

If your knee is severely damaged by arthritis or injury, it may be hard for you to perform simple activities of daily living, such as walking or climbing stairs. You may even begin to feel pain while you are sitting or lying down. If nonsurgical treatments like medications and using...
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Are You a Fall Risk?

We all know that cancer and heart disease can be deadly, but we often ignore another common health danger that puts lives at risk: Falling. People don’t understand how devastating falls can be if they cause injuries, and the older than 65 group isn’t the only one at risk. Physicians...
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Ice, Heat, or Both?

You went a little overboard at your aerobics class and are feeling it in your knees. The arthritis in your hands is really causing achiness and stiffness today. Do you use ice, heat, or a combination of both? Here is some basic information to help you make the right decision....
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How To Become an Orthopedic Surgeon

We all know that it takes “a long time” to become a practicing orthopedic surgeon. Many people shy away from undertaking the profession due to the length of time it takes to achieve the goal. Here is just what it takes to become an orthopedic surgeon. The educational journey for...
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It's Never Too Late to Start Exercising

Do you feel you are too out of shape or too old to start an exercise routine? It is never too late to begin to exercise. In fact, the older you get, the more benefits there are to exercising. It provides full body and mind benefits to do some form...
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Athletes Really Can Recover Quicker From Injuries

Ever wonder why athletes seem to recover from injuries faster than most of us? It’s because they are usually in excellent physical condition. So when they do have an injury they are able to heal faster. That’s why it’s important for everyone to incorporate physical activity into their lives. A...
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Overdone Your New Year's Resolution?

Was your New Year’s Resolution this year to get fit and in shape? Good for you! Almost half of all resolutions fall into this category. We are now almost a month into the New Year. If you have kept up with your commitment, you have probably been noticing some muscle...
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Health Careers Academy’s EMT & CNA Program Begin January 2017

Scholarships Available to Eligible Participants Iowa Specialty Hospital will again offer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training through Wright Health Partners Health Careers Academy starting in January 2017. Both classes will be held at Iowa Specialty Hospital’s Belmond Campus. EMT classes will be held on Monday...
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Tips for Bicycle Safety

While summer in winding down, there is still plenty of great weather for outdoor activities. If you enjoy bicycling, Orthopedic Specialists would like to remind you of some safety tips to help prevent injuries. To minimize your risk of injury while riding a bicycle: • Wear a helmet. Studies show...
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Orthopedic Specialists and Iowa Specialty Hospital Host Annual Orthopedic Reunion

On July 22nd, Iowa Specialty Hospital and Orthopedic Specialists held their annual orthopedic reunion party at Rustix in Humboldt. Patients from the previous year, along with their guests, were invited to an evening celebrating their orthopedic journey. Approximately 142 people were in attendance. The evening included a special meal, prayer...
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