Understanding Bursitis

Posted Thursday, December 22, 2016

There are approximately 160 bursae in the human body. These tiny, fluid-filled sacs cushion pressure, reduce friction and lubricate points between bones, tendons and muscles. When these sacs become inflamed due to overuse, injury or infection, movement or pressure can become painful. This condition is known as bursitis.

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Rheumatic Disease: Protecting The Joints

Posted Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Arthritic conditions are distinguished by red, swollen joints and inflamed connective tissues such as cartilage, synovial tissue, and tendons. Other rheumatic diseases are considered autoimmune diseases, meaning that the body’s immune system is attacking parts of the body.

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Distinguishing Differences Between a Stiff Shoulder and Frozen Shoulder

Posted Thursday, December 15, 2016

Frozen shoulder is not a commonly known condition however; those who suffer from frozen shoulder know it’s not easily shrugged off. This resource is intended to help educate patients on what frozen shoulder is, causes, symptoms and how to decrease their risk.

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Learning About Hernia Repair

Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A hernia is a bulge or protrusion of a body tissue or organ through the structure that normally contains it. An abdominal hernia is an opening or weakness in the muscular structure of the wall of the abdomen. Common concerns include understanding the risks and how hernias are treated.

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Focus On Health During The Holidays

Posted Thursday, December 8, 2016

Holidays – a time of good cheer, family togetherness and lavish meals. However, the holidays shouldn’t mean over-indulgence, neglecting your fitness routine or disregarding your health.

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Understanding Metastatic Cancer

Posted Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Metastatic cancer is a dangerous and often irreversible stage of cancer. Once a primary cancer spreads to other areas of the body the cancer has metastasized.

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World AIDS Day

Posted Thursday, December 1, 2016

Champion the rights of people living with HIC and raise HIV awareness.

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What is Psoriasis?

Posted Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Psoriasis is a non-contagious autoimmune disease that mainly affects the skin. Psoriasis appears as a reddish, scaly rash which is commonly found over the surfaces of the scalp, around or in the ears, the elbows, knees, navel, genitals and buttocks.

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Dementia Overview

Posted Monday, November 28, 2016

Dementia isn't a specific disease. Instead, dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting memory, thinking and social abilities; severely enough to interfere with daily functioning. Though dementia generally involves memory loss, memory loss has different causes, thus memory loss alone doesn't mean you have dementia. Dementia involves damage of nerve cells in the brain, which can occur in several areas of the brain. The damage affects people differently, depending on the area of the brain affected.

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