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Get Moving Away From Arthritic Pain!

What is Arthritis? Arthritis is inflammation in one or more bone joints often resulting in stiffness, pain, swelling and can restrict range of motion. Additionally, rigidity and limited mobility may affect connective tissues in areas around an arthritic joint. Two of the most common types of arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). While […]

Watchman device to prevent stroke resulting from non-valvular AFib

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a common heart condition caused by an irregular heartbeat. The most worrisome complication of atrial fibrillation is stroke. Millions of Americans live with AFib today and are at increased risk of stroke compared to patients without AFib. In atrial fibrillation patients, a stroke is often caused when a blood clot leaves […]

Menopause and Women’s Heart Health

Heart disease is an ailment found almost equally in both men and women. But, due to menopause women have a unique set of factors which can lead to an increase in heart disease. In addition, women experience different heart attack symptoms than men. For women it is of the utmost importance to know their risk […]

Mini-Access Maze Procedure for Failed Ablation

WHAT IS ATRIAL FIBRILLATION? Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common and frequent, irregular sinus heart rhythm ailment diagnosed today. In some cases, the standard treatment option for AFib is cardiac ablation. However, cardiac ablation can fail. Today, there is an alternative available for these types of failed ablation cases. The Cox-Maze Procedure is a […]

Men can start becoming healthier by making a few lifestyle changes

The first thing men need to do to close the life-expectancy gender gap and be healthier is to start going to the doctor. At the start of summer each year, men receive an influx of reminders on how small changes in their lifestyle can lead to better health. While men are generally bigger and more […]

Tackling Stroke FAST with Awareness and New, Minimally Invasive Treatments

Retired Super-Bowl Champion Tedy Bruschi, a fit, former pro-football linebacker who helped the New England Patriots with his athletic prowess, recently suffered his second stroke. A brain-attack or stroke can happen to anyone, at any age. Awareness of the warning signs awareness using the FAST acronym along, with the combination of innovative care, is saving […]

Breast Pain is Common, Here’s Some Reasons Why

Breast pain is one of the most common symptoms in patients undergoing breast imaging tests. Known clinically as breast mastalgia, breast pain is a frequent ailment in women regularly affecting their quality of life. In the mainstream, especially in the media and on the internet, breast pain is often associated as a symptom of cancer. […]

Just as a tire on a car wears down over time, so can the hip joint

Hip pain can sometimes be more than a nuisance. Being aware of these signs can be important in maintaining your physical health. A femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) hip condition is similar to a tire on a car being out of alignment. The hip labrum is a rubbery like lining of the hip socket which acts like […]

Ischemic stroke care treatment options

Calling 911 quickly combined with mechanical endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) intervention can lead to a successful outcome in ischemic stroke care In the U.S., stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability. An ischemic stroke obstructs a blood vessel from circulating blood supply inside of the brain and without treatment, can lead to impairment. The […]

Hernias Are More Common Than You Think

According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), at least one million surgical hernia repairs are performed each year in the U.S. alone. The FDA reports about 800,000 of those hernia repairs are inguinal hernias. What is an inguinal hernia? An inguinal hernia occurs when internal organs within the abdomen, most commonly a part […]