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Knee Injuries In Athletes

If you’re a female athlete, you’re up to eight times more likely to suffer a ligament tear in your knee than your brother. Dr....

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Shoulder Maintenance

Next time you go for a walk, grab a pair of light weights and swing your straight arms as you walk. That’s just one way to strengthen your shoulders and keep them healthy. Dr. Richard Cautilli, Chairman of Orthopedics at St. Mary Medical Center also suggests swimming and gym activities where arms are placed above the head. Around the house, stand far enough back from the coat closet to use straight, extended arms to hang up your coat. When putting the clean dishes back in the cupboard, put the heavy plates on a higher shelf, that will help those shoulders get stronger.

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Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder replacement surgery has been around for decades and a lot has changed in that time. Techniques have greatly improved along with the materials used in the replacement joint. Dr. John Avallone, an Orthopedic Surgeon at St. Mary Medical Center, says those two advancements have made shoulder surgery safer and more effective for patients who would not have been candidates in years past.

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Knee Replacement

If you have persistent knee pain make an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. George Cautilli, Medical Director for the Center for Joint Replacement at St. Mary Medical Center says an orthopedic surgeon is the […]

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Arthritis In The Hands And Wrists

If you know someone with gnarled and misshapen hands, chances are you know someone suffering from arthritis. Fortunately, not everyone will get arthritis in the hands and wrists. Family history is a factor according to Dr. Eon Shin, an Orthopedic Surgeon at St. Mary Medical Center. Another factor is how you use your hands and wrists on a day-to-day basis. People who regularly perform repetitive strenuous activities such as in construction may be predisposed to the condition.

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Advances in Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery has come a long way and the components used may now last a lifetime, rather than just a decade or so. Now computer technology is taking the surgery to the next level. Dr. Michael Ast, an Orthopedic Surgeon at St. Mary Medical Center, is one of just a handful of surgeons across the country using OrthAlign, a handheld navigational tool used to help the doctor precisely place the new joint in an optimal position for each patient.

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Seasonal Flu Resource Guide

CBSPhilly.com has compiled a resourceful list of links concerning the seasonal flu.

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St. Mary Celebrates Completion of 2nd Phase of Renovations

The ribbon was cut and the new emergency room entrance was opened at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne.

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New Information Suggests Whooping Cough Vaccine Is Safe For Senior Citizens

Information in the Clinical Infectious Disease Journal suggests it’s safe for people over 65 to get the Whooping Cough vaccine.

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Health: Cell Phone Addictions

It’s a condition called “nomophobia” which stands for “No Mobile Phone Phobia.” It’s the fear of being without your cell phone.

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New Study Finds Evidence Of Chemo Brain

According to new information based on a retrospective study which looked at brain scans from 128 breast cancer patients, the condition known as Chemo Brain does exist.

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