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Cardiac Rehab: An Overlooked Path to Better Health
3 weeks ago

Cardiac Rehab: An Overlooked Path to Better Health

When Elizabeth, a 76-year-old woman who had heart valve surgery, began her outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program, she used a walker. Halfway through the 12-week program, Elizabeth started using a cane. …
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What High Cholesterol Truly Means for Your Health
1 month ago

What High Cholesterol Truly Means for Your Health

Evelyn is 72 years old and has been healthy most of her life. She watches her diet and exercises regularly. Her father, who smoked and was overweight, died from a …
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Managing Your Chronic Pain
5 months ago

Managing Your Chronic Pain

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more people in the United States suffer from pain than from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. It is the most common …
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Tackling Osteoporosis
7 months ago

Tackling Osteoporosis

Mary’s story is not atypical. She is 68 years old and has osteoporosis: a condition in which people lose bone mass, resulting in thin, porous bones. The condition affects 54 …
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Cataract Surgery
8 months ago

Cataract Surgery

 

Cataracts are an eye condition as old as time itself, becoming much more common as we ourselves get older. A clouding of the eye’s lens that blurs vision, cataracts …
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Returning Home After Knee Surgery
1 year ago

Returning Home After Knee Surgery

You’ve finally decided to move ahead with the elective knee replacement surgery you’ve been avoiding for the past two years. You’ll be entering the hospital in a few weeks and …
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Caring for Your Skin
1 year ago

Caring for Your Skin

Summer brings longer days and more time spent outside. It’s also the season to be even more aware and vigilant about caring for our skin, especially since skin cancer affects …
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Total Knee Replacement
1 year ago

Total Knee Replacement

Hundreds of thousands of knee replacement surgeries are performed in the U.S. each year. Knee replacement specialist and orthopaedic surgeon Steven Zelicof, M.D., Ph.D.,  answers our questions about the procedure …
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