When Is It Time for a Hip Replacement?
Arthritis is a condition that occurs when the surface of a joint (cartilage) wears out. Your cartilage is covered by tough, slick, 1/4-inch-thick tissue that allows your bones to glide over each other without causing painful friction. When cartilage thins or wears out completely, the bone ends rub against each other, resulting in pain and stiffness. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in four people will develop... Read More >>
When Sharon Mitchell went off to college in 1978, the last thing she expected to learn was that she had rheumatoid arthritis. Treatments did little to help, and soon Sharon found it difficult just to walk across campus. Read More >>
Sleep Apnea: How To Treat It
Loud snoring may be more than a mild annoyance that keeps the person sleeping next to you awake. It may be a signal that you have sleep apnea – a serious condition affecting more than 18 million Americans that causes breathing difficulty during sleep. Read More >>
What You Can Do to Prevent Getting the Flu
Get a flu shot. It is the best defense against the flu! Also, wash your hands often and avoid people who are sick. If you become ill, stay home so you don’t spread germs to others. Read More >>