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When I started this position, I was often asked, “What is it that you do?”  My response: “I’m helping doctors use their electronic medical records meaningfully so they can comply with the new health care bill,” which was quickly followed by, “What does that do for me and my healthcare?”  Until...

2 years 35 weeks ago

For people who make the decision to have joint replacement, their main concern is their recovery and a more mobile life.  “Joint center care” is an emerging concept in joint rehabilitation designed to prepare patients for this process from the first night in the hospital to the care needed at home.  The main goal of this type of program is to help...

2 years 35 weeks ago

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2 years 35 weeks ago

Rehabilitation is treatment designed to promote recovery from injury, illness, or disease back to as normal a condition as possible. Inpatient treatment in a hospital setting provides opportunity for recovery like no other outpatient or skilled nursing facility can offer. Regaining strength. Improving mobility. Performing activities of daily living independently...

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With the return of warm weather, the spring sports season is wrapping up and Summer is beginning.  We all want our children to enjoy this wonderful time of year without the risk of injury and pain.  The common injuries seen during this time of year are:

Baseball and Softball

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Hypothermia occurs when the body temperature is abnormally low; causing the body to lose heat faster that it can be produced.  This can occur quickly or over time through exposure.  For example, someone who is outside when the temperature is extremely low can be affected by hypothermia quickly.  A person who is exposed to cool temperatures for a long...

2 years 35 weeks ago

The National Cancer institute reports that 1.2 million new cases of invasive cancer will be diagnosed this year.  Half of these patients will receive radiation therapy as part of their management; however, 5% will develop late effects of radiation.

2 years 35 weeks ago

When we talk about vitamin D, we think of bone. Vitamin D is very important for bone health, as it is essential for promoting calcium absorption in the stomach. Typical diseases caused by vitamin D deficiency are Rickets in children and osteomalacia (soft bones) in adults.

2 years 35 weeks ago

Incontinence or the involuntary loss of urine is a common problem in both men and women.  There are several types of incontinence, namely: stress incontinence, urge incontinence, total incontinence, and overflow incontinence.  It is essential to establish the type of incontinence, as treatment is different for each type.

Stress Incontinence:...

2 years 35 weeks ago

 There are plenty of places to take pleasure in all the foods we’re told to avoid the rest of the year. Many are high fat, high calorie choices, but some are better than others!

Let’s consider the options…