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Gender Confirmation Surgery: What to Expect During Your Hospital Stay

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Oct 29, 2019 3:53:41 PM

When considering which hospital to choose for your gender affirmation surgery, some important elements of your hospital stay go far beyond your surgeon’s expertise.

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Topics: Gender Confirmation

Effective Treatment Options for Knee Joint Pain

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Oct 27, 2019 9:17:12 PM

Chronic knee pain reduces mobility and can be debilitating if left untreated.

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Topics: Orthopedics

When Hip Pain Is a Cause for Concern

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Oct 14, 2019 9:32:00 PM

The hip is one of the largest and most important joints in the human body. It helps support the body and allows us to walk, kick, swing, and dance. So when it begins to ache it can be frustrating. Pain can present as a dull ache, a burning sensation, or a sharp, intense pain.

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Topics: Orthopedics

What Procedures Do Orthopedic Surgeons Perform?

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Oct 7, 2019 9:04:00 PM

An orthopedic surgeon is a doctor who specializes in treating disorders of the bones and joints. The adult human body is composed of 206 bones, each with its own purpose and function. The bones in our legs allow us to stand, walk, kick, and jump. The bones in our fingers grasp, extend, and point. The bones throughout our bodies support us and allow us to move. However, injury or disease can cause damage to our bones, limiting mobility. Orthopedic surgeons operate on damaged and diseased bones, helping to repair damage and restore movement.

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Topics: Orthopedics

Gender Confirmation Surgery: Before and After Care

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Aug 30, 2019 10:17:00 AM

Deciding to have gender confirmation surgery is a big decision, and one that takes a lot of preparation. There are many physical, social, emotional, and psychological factors to consider before going forward.

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Topics: Gender Confirmation

Eight Ways Sports Medicine May Help Athletes Improve Performance

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Aug 22, 2019 10:43:13 AM

Sports medicine deals with athletes: not only handling injuries sustained in athletic practices, training, and competition, but also helping athletes build strength in a way that helps them improve their overall performance and avoid injury. Sports medicine is more than just treating injuries after they occur. For many athletes, working with sports medicine professionals can help improve overall performance and help them reach their goals. Have you considered how sports medicine can help improve your performance?

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Topics: Orthopedics

What Is Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Aug 7, 2019 8:11:59 AM

Any injury or condition affecting the bones, muscles, or joints can cause debilitating ongoing pain and a significant decline in quality of life. Many times, injuries can take months or even years to heal completely when not properly treated. Similarly, health conditions that result in bone or muscle deterioration cause life-long symptoms that require ongoing management.

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Topics: Orthopedics

How Common Is Breast Cancer?

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Aug 5, 2019 2:33:25 PM

In the United States, one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. At 12 percent of the adult female population, this means that aside from nonmelanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Breast cancer causes the most cancer-related deaths in women, second to lung cancer. Potentially,  41,760 women will die from breast cancer in 2019.

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Topics: Women's Health

What is Gender Confirmation Surgery?

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Jul 29, 2019 9:39:06 AM

 Gender Confirmation Surgery, also called Gender Affirmation Surgery, is an important step for individuals that want to affirm their identity through surgical procedures.  If you are considering gender affirmation surgery, here is some information to help you better understand the physical and emotional benefits that surgery may offer.

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Topics: Gender Confirmation

Recognize the Signs: It May Be Time to See an Orthopedic Doctor

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Jul 19, 2019 2:35:00 PM

Do you have ongoing pain in your muscles, tendons or joints? You are not alone. Over 28 million Americans of all ages develop some form of musculoskeletal problem every year. If you are like many people, you assume that a few days of rest and some pain relievers will solve the problem. But perhaps it is time to see an orthopedic doctor.

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Topics: Orthopedics

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