Warm Up for Winter Sports

Falling temperatures and falling snow mean it is once again the start of ‘slope season.’ Swishing down the slopes on skis or snowboards, twirling on the ice or rocketing downhill on snowmobiles or sleds cause thousands of injuries each year. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeo...

November 27th, 2016

Gregory M Ford, MD

Preventing falls during holiday season and beyond

With a Griswoldian vision of the holidays, this is the season many people climb ladders, crawl on rooftops and add a little twinkle to their homes. But, before you lumber up a ladder, it might be wise to take heed of what emergency department doctors know all too well; holiday decorating and ladders...

November 21st, 2016

Drew W McRoberts, MD

Comprehensive Vascular Care

The body is made up of a complex network of arteries and veins. If blood flow is affected due to trauma, blockage or weakening of the blood vessel walls, then different parts of the body can be affected. These conditions can result in loss of function or threat to life. Early detection of vascular d...

November 11th, 2016

Julio C Vasquez, MD

Pain and Falling Temperatures

As the days get shorter and the weather colder, people often report an increase in pain and pain symptoms. Those with chronic pain swear the aches in their bones and joints are a predictor of impending rainy or cold weather. While scientists continue to study the correlation between pain and incleme...

November 7th, 2016

Timothy E Snell, MD

The Future of Joint Replacement Surgery

With a legacy of innovation and leadership in joint replacement surgery, we are well positioned for the future. As leaders, we recognized that the perioperative needs of our joint replacement patients were unique and different from other hospitalized patients. With this knowledge, in 2012, we opened...

October 31st, 2016

Aaron J Altenburg, MD

Flu Season Typically Starts in October

Flu Season Typically Starts in October On average, between 5 and 20 percent of the US population will get the flu and close to 200,000 Americans will be hospitalized each year due to complications of the illness. While it is not possible to predict what the flu season will be like this year, we do k...

October 23rd, 2016

Brandon A West, DO

Breast Changes at Menopause

As women approach menopause, they sometimes experience a decrease in elasticity and density in their breasts. This can make breasts feel more lumpy or irregular. While this is an expected change it can be disconcerting because it is new and different. Just like when our breasts change in adolescence...

October 16th, 2016

Hannah E Caulfield, MD

Heart Concussion – Rare, but Deadly

Heart Concussion – Rare, but Deadly PARENTS, COACHES, and PLAYERS you need to pay attention and learn something new as this could save a life one day! Commotio cordis (Latin, "agitation of the heart"), also sometimes referred to as a concussion of the heart, occurs when a player sustains a blow to...

September 25th, 2016

Jacob DeLaRosa, MD

Before the Change

Every woman travels a unique road to menopause. This journey often leaves women uncertain of the physical and emotional changes that occur, why these changes take place, what they can do about them, and where to get questions answered. Through the three stages of menopause, fluctuating hormones can...

September 18th, 2016

Melissa R Kjos, MD

In Remembrance and the Effects of Trauma

Post-traumatic stress disorder is often the result of being exposed to a psychologically distressing event, one that typically extends beyond that of normal everyday experiences. It may be the tragic loss of someone; domestic violence or childhood abuse; a medical event or hospitalization; assault o...

September 11th, 2016

Kathleen A Erwin, MD