Author: Maura Ammenheuser

Woman receiving care and support at home. November 12, 2018

Preparing your home before your joint replacement surgery

What to do before surgery to make life easier right afterward.

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Bone & Joint Caregivers

Man's hands work with a wrench on a car part. November 5, 2018

Tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow caused by more than just tennis or golf

Repetitive motions done every day lead to these two versions of the same problem.

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Bone & Joint

Two teenaged girls playing lacrosse on an outdoor field wearing eye protection. November 5, 2018

How to prevent sports-related eye injuries

The right gear can prevent traumatic injury to the eyes during youth sports and activities.

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Eye Prevention

Closeup of handshake between older white man and younger black woman October 1, 2018

What is ‘trigger finger’?

Trigger finger means a finger catches, or locks, in one position. Here's how it's treated.

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Bone & Joint

A nurse casts a boy's left arm September 25, 2018

When childhood play leads to a broken arm or hand

A cast or splint usually helps heal a child's broken arm. Fractures involving the elbow may need surgery.

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Bone & Joint Children Infants & Toddlers

Two women sit in kayaks on a river August 31, 2018

Exercise and breast cancer: What to expect

Exercise can help breast cancer survivors feel better during treatment, recover strength afterward -- and it can improve treatment results.

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Cancer Fitness

Motion Preserving Surgeries August 29, 2018

Motion-preserving spinal surgeries can offer better recovery

A spine surgeon explains two procedures that preserve range of motion in the neck.

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Bone & Joint

July 31, 2018

Cervical myelopathy: a progressive condition that begins in the neck

Cervical myelopathy means damage or dysfunction of the spinal cord in the neck from compression. It can make hands and balance shaky. It's not just aging.

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Aging Well Bone & Joint

Portrait of Taylor Stokes 2018 July 19, 2018

A decade after lung cancer, aspiring minister aims for a ‘significant life’

One man's story of beating early stage lung cancer, making the most of time, and keeping an eye on health.

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Cancer