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Sidelined Podcast – Ep. 1 | Hip Injuries

In this episode of Sidelined we talk with orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. Jonathan Hersch. We delve into hip injuries and treatment options including hip-resurfacing surgery, hip arthroscopy and other treatments for hip pain. We also discuss knee injuries and treatments related to sports injuries including tennis. Listen to the full podcast below.

Skin Safety Tips for the Summer Sun

As the summer sun is just around the corner, so are all the risks that come along with its brilliant yet dangerous rays. As schools let out for the summer and the beaches become populated with thousands of sun seekers, the sun has the opportunity to not only burn us, but to also accelerate our […]

Keeping your heart on beat. AFib treatment options.

Blood clot formation in the heart or atrial fibrillation (AFib) and the structural heart disease treatment options available today. The fifth leading cause of death in the United States is stroke. One of the most common causes of stroke is the migration of a small clot from the heart to the arteries of the brain. […]

Is it the common cold or the flu?

An age old question primary care doctors regularly face: Do you think it’s the cold or the flu? The common cold and influenza, more commonly known as the flu, are both viral infections. There are hundreds of viruses that cause the common cold while there are much fewer strains of influenza. While both have origins […]

It’s February, fall in love with your heart valves and learn the symptoms of heart valve disease.

February is Heart Month and February 22, is designated National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day. I want to take this opportunity to talk about heart valve disease. What is heart valve disease? For us to talk about heart valve disease, we have to understand how the heart and its valves work. The heart is a […]

Men’s Health: Listen to Your Heart Health this Movember

November is Men’s Health Month and I want to take this opportunity to talk about heart disease and us, men, the not so stronger gender. Even though the majority of people who die of coronary artery disease (the buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries that could lead to a heart attack) are 65 or […]

Grow a Mo For Men’s Health This Movember

Ever notice a lot of facial hair on men in November?  It is not just the changing seasons.  It is a movement called Movember.  Men grow moustaches (Mo) to raise awareness of men’s health. It all started with two men in a pub in Australia in 2003.  They wondered why moustaches went out of style.  […]

Endoscopic ultrasound and pancreatic disorders

Endoscopic ultrasound, also referred as to EUS, is a minimally-invasive imaging test combining endoscopy and ultrasound to diagnose and evaluate the pancreas. Using an ultrasound probe mounted on a flexible endoscope, the gastroenterologist is able to obtain detailed views of the pancreas and surrounding organs. The procedure is done under sedation and it is very […]

Diagnostic Options in Your Hands

In-office arthroscopy can be an alternative to MRI study in some joint injury cases For a long-time, the go-to for diagnosis of orthopaedic injuries of the shoulder and knee involved a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study. Developments in technology has allowed for a handheld miniature arthroscope, guided by a trained orthopaedic surgeon in-office, is now […]

Atrial Fibrillation: Getting Your Heart in Rhythm

September is National Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) awareness month; I want to take this time to emphasize the importance of detecting and treating AFib. The heart has groups of specialized cells that generate electrical impulses which travel through natural pathways from the top chambers to the bottom chambers of the heart (from the atria to the […]