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How Do I Know I Need A Knee Replacement?

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Listed below are indications that a knee replacement may be in future:

  • You are unable to complete normal daily tasks without help.
  • You have significant pain daily.
  • Pain keeps you awake at night despite the use of medications.
  • Medications, the use of a cane, and consistent physical therapy — have not relieved your pain.
  • Less complicated surgical procedures are unlikely to help.
  • Pain keeps you from walking or bending over.
  • Pain doesn’t stop when you rest.
  • You can’t bend or straighten your knee, or your hip is so stiff that you can’t lift your leg.
  • You are suffering severe side effects from the medications for your joint symptoms.
  • X-rays show advanced arthritis or other damage

Spring Cleaning for your Mind & Body


amt spring cleaning bodySpring is in the air. As you clean out your dresser drawers and closets, why not spring-clean your mind and body? Here are 5 easy ways to get started.

1. Give yourself a timeout: Take a few minutes each day to pray, meditate and reflect on your life. Being grateful for everything, both the good and the bad, can change your perspective and the way your handle your life’s situation.

2. Go outside: Take a walk or run outside in the fresh air or just play with your kids in the grass. The exercise will help release stress and improve your health. Plus you’ll get some much-needed, mood-boosting Vitamin D.

3. Rest: Most of us stay up a lot later during the summer months. Be sure to take care of yourself by getting enough sleep. Your body needs the time to recharge.

4. Grow a friendship: Nurturing friendships is an integral part of our happiness. Studies have proven that people with strong friendships live a longer life.

5. Release negativity: Happiness doesn’t just happen. Most people have to make the effort and choose to be happy. It’s helpful to remember that you have the power to control your thoughts, not the other way around.
(information courtesy of Reader’s Digest)



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Sing out loud. No, not the sad tune you listened to repeatedly when your boyfriend dumped you or your dog died. Instead, put on the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby or Queen and sing along and move to the music in your PJs (you can’t look foolish if no one is watching), in the kitchen or even in your car on the way to work!

Can singing really make people happy? According to a 2008 Australian study of 1,100 choral singers, YES! Choir members said they were more satisfied with life than non-singers, even when they had long-term health problems.

That’s because, according to the National Mental Health Information Center, singing and dancing stimulates the body’s natural feel-good chemicals, opiates and endorphins. So why not take advantage of Mother Nature’s pick-me-up? SING A SONG as you COUNTDOWN TO SPRING!


Watch for Coronary Artery Disease Warning Signs


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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) affects more than 13 million American. Caused by blockages in the arteries that nourish the heart with blood, it can lead to heart attacks and is the most common cause of death in the United States. Watch for these warning signs.

1. Chest Discomfort

Also known as angina, mild to severe pain, tightness, pressure or tingling can be a sign of CAD. These sensations can be triggered by eating, emotion, exercise, cold weather – or nothing at all.

2. Pain in Strange Places

You can also feel discomfort or pain in unexpected spots like the jaw, arms, left shoulder, neck or back. Sometimes pain starts in the chest and spreads toward the left.

3. Breathing Trouble

Shortness of breath can be a symptom of either heart or lung disorders. Both are serious. If you have difficulty breathing, consult your doctor.

4. “Digestive” Distress

Heart trouble can make you feel full, nauseous or as though you’re choking or have heartburn. It can cause stomach pain and even make you vomit.

5. Flip-Flopping Heart

Rapid or irregular heartbeats usually signal an arrhythmia like atrial fibrillation. But they can also be a sign of coronary artery disease. Consult your doctor for a diagnosis.

6. Dizziness

CAD can spook you by making you feel dizzy, light-headed, anxious, fatigued or sleepless. You can also break into a hot or cold sweat.


Tips for Heart Health


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February is Heart Month! Celebrate by following these tips for cardiovascular health to keep your HEART HEALTHY!

1. Schedule a Check-Up:  Your doctor can help you manage cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and other conditions that lead to heart disease. But only if he/she knows you have them!

2. Eat Your Fish:  The omega-3 fatty acids in fish – or fish-oil capsules – will increase your good cholesterol and help with circulation, brain function, memory, depression and more.

3. Get Up and Move:  Make exercise part of your getting-up-in-the-morning routine. Walking is a great way for almost everyone to get prevent weight gain and keep the heart strong.

4. Cut Down on Salt:  Excess salt causes you to retain excess water, placing pressure on your blood vessels and heart. Read food labels, avoid processed and fast foods, and just say no to dill pickles!

5. Avoid Trans Fats:  In general, oil from nuts, seeds, plants and fish is okay in moderation. Avoid artery-clogging trans fats in fast foods like French fries, commercial baked goods like doughnuts and many candy bars.

6. Cut 100 Calories a Day:  A healthy body weight is good for your heart. If you cut 100 calories from your diet each day for a year, you’ll lose 10 pounds. If you are overweight, skip that can of soda, chunk of cheese or serving of mayo.

7. Quit Smoking:  You already know this but … smoking is really, really bad for you. It damages your arteries, increasing your risk for heart attack or stroke. Find a way to kick the habit.

Shoveling with Care…


amt snow shovelingIt is snow season again and time to shovel.  Snow is one of those dirty four letter words that begin with S.  The best way to avoid injury is to not shovel the snow at all.  Get someone else to do it – like the kids, your dog, your spouse or significant other.  However, we all know that doesn’t happen.  So off we go to shovel out the car, the driveway, the walkway and, of course, the elderly couple who lives next door.  The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons offers these snow-shoveling injury prevention tips, which are the next best thing to a brand new snow blower:


·         Dress appropriately by wearing slip-resistant shoes and light, layered, water-repellent clothing that provides both ventilation and insulation.

·         Warm up with some light stretch exercises.

·         Push snow. And if you have to lift snow, use the stronger leg muscles for support, not the back.

·         Do not throw the snow over your shoulder or to the side because the twisting motion may stress your back.

·         Shovel early and often. The amount of snow that has to be removed is less and keeps it from freezing or partially melting and becoming harder to remove.

·         Use a proper snow shovel with a pole that is longer, adjustable, and curved to decrease the amount of bending needed to lower your risk of muscle injury. More user-friendly shovels are typically made of lighter materials such as plastic or lightweight aluminum.

·         Pace yourself and take frequent breaks. Don’t shovel more than 30 to 60 minutes, just like you would during a regular exercise session.


Preventing Falls in the Elderly- quick facts:

  • The risk of falling increases with age and is greater for women than for men.
  • Two-thirds of those who experience a fall will fall again within six months.
  • A decrease in bone density contributes to falls and resultant injuries.
  • Failure to exercise regularly results in poor muscle tone, decreased strength, and loss of bone mass and flexibility.
  • At least one-third of all falls in the elderly involve environmental hazards in the home.

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