Nuts are tiny nutritional powerhouses that can benefit your health in many ways, but they haven’t always been considered healthy because of their high fat and calorie content. Nuts contain heart-healthy fats, as well as numerous vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help improve your overall health.
Knee braces may be worn to provide knee stability, prevent injury and protect the knee while healing from an injury or surgery. But are they really effective?
There are studies that suggest wearing a knee brace can help reduce knee pain and instability. However, there are also studies suggesting there are no clinical benefits to wearing knee supports. In order to assess the effectiveness of a knee brace, it’s important to consider the type of knee support in question. There are five general categories of knee braces: Prophylactic braces, functional braces, rehabilitative braces, unloader braces and knee sleeves.
Operating room personnel are key to the outcome of any surgery. It takes a team of doctors, nurses and OR staff working together and performing their individual roles to ensure the best outcome for the patient.
Most adults—an estimated 60 to 80 percent—will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain can be caused by a number of factors, but a herniated disc is one common cause.
The immune system is the body’s defense system against microorganisms that cause disease and illness. When you consider the amount of germs you are exposed to on a daily basis, it’s easy to see just how busy your immune system is. Occasionally, the immune system gets bogged down—it can’t keep up, and germs successfully invade the system, causing illness.
Dr. Moen specializes in the comprehensive care of the shoulder, with a focus on the arthroscopic, replacement, and reconstructive surgical treatment of shoulder disorders. Dr. Moen also has received specific training in the surgical and non-surgical care of athletic and sports injuries of the elbow.
Think of your body like a car: it needs fuel to run. Filling your tank before exercising gives your body the energy it needs to perform at its best. To maximize performance and improve recovery time, it’s important to eat the right foods and hydrate well before you work out.
When one thinks of sports injuries, they generally think of a hard-hitting running back, a too-tall-for-his-own-good center or a rambunctious hockey defenseman. After all, injuries are just part of life for contact sports players. However, injuries can come with any sport, and that includes golf.
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Each year, about half a million Americans undergo back surgery for a number of reasons. Surgery is often the treatment of choice for a variety of causes of back pain. It may be used to remove the herniated portion of a disk, remove bone overlying the spinal canal, fuse together two or more bones in the spine to add stability, or implant artificial disks to eliminate pain from degenerated or injured disks.