Advances in surgical care
There are several options for repairing a shoulder problem with surgery. Some may only take an hour or two and some repairs can be done as outpatient procedures. Recovery takes time, but is often easier than in the past.
'Low and slow' on pain meds
For many older adults, chronic pain is an unfortunate part of daily life. Navigating treatment for that pain can be a difficult balancing act, given the risks of potentially harmful side effects with pain medications, especially opioids. Still, pain relievers — both nonprescription and prescription — can be an... Read More
You open the door to your house and hang up your keys. Out of nowhere, you are hit with a strong urge to urinate. You instantly feel anxious and hope you can get to the bathroom without any leaks. Luckily, you make it. But this isn't the first time... Read More
COVID-19 treatment update
Researchers around the world are steadfastly exploring ways to treat COVID-19. While there is no proven virus treatment, there are a number of measures health professionals can use to help alleviate symptoms in people hospitalized with COVID-19 and provide enough physical support so that the body can fight off... Read More
Planning for anesthesia
If you have an upcoming medical or surgical procedure requiring anesthesia, you'll likely be well served by a visit to your primary care doctor a couple of weeks ahead of the date. Your doctor can help optimize your health and pass along health information to your anesthesiologist, which he...Read More
News and Our Views
The power of awe
Gazing at a sunset. Seeing a close friend reach a goal she's sought for years. Walking your daughter down the aisle at her wedding. These experiences have something in common: They inspire a sense of awe. Feelings of warmth and positivity flood your mind in a way that doesn't...Read More
Is a platelet-rich plasma injection a safe and effective option for knee arthritis?
A: It's true that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are sometimes used to treat osteoarthritis, a frequently painful condition that develops when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones deteriorates over time. Additionally, PRP has been used to treat ongoing (chronic) soft tissue injuries such as plantar fasciitis... Read More
Are regular glasses sufficient eye protection for woodworking?
A: Woodworking is a great activity for people of all ages. However, you are right to be concerned about eye safety with this hobby or with many others. Flying objects can cause serious injury, and sawdust can irritate the eyes and cause infection. Your regular glasses are better... Read More