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There is a wide variety of nonsurgical treatment options for mild and moderate arthritis, but once the damage is severe enough, it may be time to consider total joint replacement.
Hip fractures are a common injury among older adults, especially older women. Just ask Timothy O' Connor, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.
It’s no secret that most women juggle many responsibilities, whether with work, family, friendships, volunteerism or all of the above.
Dentistry has come a long way since the Middle Ages, when people had their teeth yanked out at the barbershop. In fact, dental care has greatly expanded in the last 20 years. But even now, with the latest dental advancements, you still have to play an active role in your dental care — and your child’s.
You’ve probably heard stories about people who experience an accident of some kind, sustain a head injury and are being kept alive on machines or feeding tubes in a long-term care facility while mentally incapacitated. For some, that's a worst nightmare. That's why it's so important to make your wishes known now.
There are many sayings that encourage people to think ahead, such as, “Always be prepared,” or “Expect the unexpected.” But it might take more than a catchphrase for you to plan. When a loved one’s — or your own — end-of-life comfort depends on it, it’s important to know all the options.
For some people, there’s no such thing as a good night’s sleep. No matter how early they go to bed - or how many times they press the snooze button - they still wake up groggy.
Tired of losing sleep? Steve Kubas, M.D., a sleep specialist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna and Faribault, identifies common sleep disorders that might be affecting your life.
Even if you feel healthy, you should at least get your blood pressure checked and consult with your doctor to make sure you’re getting enough exercise and eating healthy foods, according to Don Smith, M.D., a general surgeon on the Austin campus of Mayo Clinic Health System – Albert Lea and Austin.
Judy Fruehbrodt-Glenzinski, M.D., sees some student athletes in her family medicine practice in Faribault, and advises her patients about staying healthy on and off the field. But her practical experience is much more personal.
It’s said that a body in motion stays in motion, and a body at rest stays at rest.
It’s said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. That’s true when starting an exercise program, too.