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Snoring and Sleep
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Snoring and Sleep

Snoring is a common condition that can affect anyone, although it occurs more frequently in men and people who are overweight. Snoring has a tendency to worsen with age. SYMPTOMS: People who snore make a vibrating, rattling, noisy sound while breathing during sleep. It may be a symptom of sleep apnea. Consult your doctor if...

Mindfulness Meditation
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Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is a mental training practice that can be helpful in these situations. It brings you and your thoughts into the present, focusing on emotions, thoughts, and sensations that you’re experiencing «in the now.» While it can be initially difficult to quiet your thoughts, with time and practice you can experience the benefits of...

What is Wellness?
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What is Wellness?

These days, we hear so much about ‘wellness’ in popular media. And most of us would agree that our wellness is a very important part of our lives. But when you ask the question, “What is wellness?”, it can be rather difficult to define. For the average person, wellness generally means being well – or...

When is Knee Replacement Necessary?
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When is Knee Replacement Necessary?

Are you experiencing extreme, chronic pain in your knees, along with limited mobility due to arthritis? If so, then clearly, some kind of medical intervention is necessary. But knee replacement surgery is a major surgical procedure with long recovery time, and it represents a major investment of your time and personal effort to recover. Considering...

How Long Will It Take to Recover from your Knee Replacement Surgery?
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How Long Will It Take to Recover from your Knee Replacement Surgery?

The purpose of knee replacement surgery is to relieve chronic pain in the knees caused by various forms of arthritis or injuries to the knee cartilage. This surgery has a very high rate of success, running at around 90 percent. That means that once you’ve fully recovered, you will almost certainly experience a dramatic reduction...

Preparing for Knee Surgery
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Preparing for Knee Surgery

Congratulations on making the big decision to have your knee replacement surgery. You’ve taken a huge step to a much-improved standard of living, with greater mobility and less pain! But there is a lot to get done between now and your surgery. You’re going to need to make some major preparations at home to be...

Knee Replacement Risks
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Knee Replacement Risks

Knee replacement, in all its forms, consists of major surgery, and you should not take it lightly. As with all surgeries, knee replacement carries risks. And, while more than ninety percent of patients who undergo this treatment experienced a dramatic reduction in pain and improved mobility, it is also possible that something bad could happen....

Is a Local Orthopedic Surgeon the Best Choice for my Knee Care?
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Is a Local Orthopedic Surgeon the Best Choice for my Knee Care?

Throughout the United States, there are a lot of physicians covering every specialty you can imagine. American medical care is first-rate, and we have more physicians per capita than most of the countries in the world. So, it’s not hard to find an orthopedic surgeon near you who specializes in knee care. And most of...

The Perks of Meal Planning
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The Perks of Meal Planning

Whether you’re trying to lose weight, or just improve your diet, meal planning is an easy step to help you reach your goals. There are numerous advantages of planning out your meals in advance that can not only save your waistline but also improve your health. Why? Planning meals can help you: LEARN PORTION CONTROL...

Why Choose Ortomedica?
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Why Choose Ortomedica?

When it comes time to consider a major knee surgery, there are so many physicians and facilities to choose from. And so many of them really do provide top quality medical and surgical services. So, why should you choose to have your surgery with Ortomedica? Our surgeons are highly skilled. Collectively, we have over 30...