What is presurgical stress?

surgeon looking over at the other doctor during surgery

No matter how you look at it, surgery is a stressful situation. It’s not uncommon for patients facing an upcoming operation to be anxious and worried. The most common fears are fear of pain and anesthesia, anxiety about the possibility of medical complications, and the need to rely on a stranger1. Unfortunately, pre-surgical stress and […]

What is Osteoarthritis?

Elderly man with arthritis in his hands

The term arthritis has become a catch-all phrase that can mean a lot of different things. Most people have come to think of arthritis as a single disease. However, there are more than 100 different types of arthritic conditions that affect people of all ages1. One of the most common forms of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA). […]

4 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays

Holiday feast thanksgiving food spread

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year spent with friends and family with many great traditions and activities. Unfortunately, it is also a common time of year for unhealthy eating and decreased activity levels. The average American gains 1-2 pounds from Thanksgiving to New Years. While this doesn’t seem like a big deal, […]

What to Expect From Each Trimester

women with positive pregnancy test

A normal, full-term pregnancy ranges from 37-42 weeks and is divided into three trimesters. Every trimester lasts between 12 and 14 weeks. Each one brings different changes to your body, new challenges, and new excitement as your baby grows. However, pregnancies do not follow a script, and each one is different for every woman. Some […]

4 Common Complications After Surgery

Nurse checking her patients heart rate after surgery

Surgery is an experience that most people want to avoid. However, sometimes it’s inevitable. If you need surgery, it’s important to remember that the recovery is just as important as the surgery itself. The post-surgical period is an important and delicate time. You should try to do everything possible to avoid post-op complications. It’s easy to get so focused on […]

Focusing on Joint Health, Not Just for the Elderly

Doctor checking knee joint health and flexibility

You may think taking care of your joints is for old people. You may think that because you’re are 25 or 35, you won’t need to be concerned about your joints for a while. However, your joint health becomes a matter of importance earlier than you think. No matter how old you are, joint health […]