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Caring for someone at home with COVID 19

Article Featured on CDC.gov Most people who get sick with COVID-19 will have only mild illness and should recover at home.* Care at home can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and help protect people who are at risk for getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

People with Asthma and COVID-19

Article Featured on CDC.gov This information is based on what we currently know about the spread and severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Risk of Getting COVID-19 if you have asthma People with asthma may be at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.  COVID-19 can affect your respiratory tract (nose, throat, lungs), cause […]

What to do if you are in a high risk demographic for COVID-19

Severe Outcomes Among Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) — United States, February 12–March 16, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. ePub: 18 March 2020. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6912e2external icon COVID-19 is a new disease and we are learning more about it every day. Older adults are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. 8 out of […]

Two Injury-Prone Areas Bow Hunters Should Scout For

Article Featured on OSMSGB If you think about the basic actions of shooting a bow – pull back with the fingers and arm, rotate through the shoulder, hold, and release – it probably becomes clear why upper extremity conditions are some of the most commonly diagnosed injuries among bow hunters. The drawing back of the strings demands […]

Everything you need to know about total ankle replacement surgery

Article Featured on OSMSBG A total ankle replacement, also called total ankle arthroplasty, is a surgical treatment option for patients suffering from ankle pain, typically due to arthritis or injury. If this pain is impacting a patient’s quality of life or keeping them from walking comfortably, they might benefit from a total ankle arthroplasty. While lesser known than a total […]

Common Foot and Ankle Injuries

Article Featured on WebMD Ankle injuries are often thought of as sports injuries. But you don’t have to be an athlete or even a “weekend warrior” to turn your ankle and hurt it. Something as simple as walking on an uneven surface can cause a painful, debilitating sprain.

Six Tips to Keep Your Knees & Joints Healthy

by Stacey Colino, AARP If you’ve walked, jogged and hiked this far without any major knee trouble, there’s more you can do than thank your lucky stars. A few basic steps can help you protect your knees as you age. Besides being the largest joint in the human body, “the knees are unique in that the […]

Why Knee Pain Could Be a Thing of the Past

By David C. Flanigan, M.D. | Article Featured on US News AS WE AGE, WE’RE MORE prone to experience joint pain, but knee aches and pains might be the result of a bigger culprit: osteoarthritis. As the most common chronic joint condition, about 31 million Americans are diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis in their lives. This occurs when cartilage […]

Sleep Hygiene and Back Pain

Article Featured on Spine Health Institute Give Your Spine a Good Night’s Rest Sleep. It’s one of the most natural and nurturing human activities, and it’s something we all require to keep our minds and bodies functioning properly. But did you know you can actually sleep the WRONG way? Think about the last time you […]