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Good to Know – Deaconess Drug Take-Back Program

From time to time, our providers get questions about what to do with expired or unused medications.  Our friends at Deaconess offer a drug take-back program for  patients, employees and the community.  You can learn more at : https://www.deaconess.com/Services/Pharmacy/Drug-Take-Back-Program.

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Orthopaedic Care of Degenerative Disc Disease

Robert T. Vraney, M.D. Many patients diagnosed with degenerative disc disease are left wondering exactly what this diagnosis means for them. Common questions that patients have include: If I have degenerative disc disease as a young person, will it get worse with age? Will the degenerative disease become a crippling condition? Will the degenerative disease […]

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Treating Joint Pain – What to do and when to see a Doctor

Jared Kiernicki, Physicians Assistant If you’re experiencing pain in any joint—your knee, ankle, shoulder, hip, etc.—you need to know how to best treat it at home. It’s also important to know when it’s time to see a doctor. Each day at Orthopaedic Associates, I help patients with joint pain. In most cases, it’s been going […]

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I thought it was just a sprain! A closer look at scaphoid fractures.

Matthew L. Drake, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon Bumps and bruises can often feel like minor issues that don’t require medical attention, however sometimes that is not the case. A common issue I see in my practice is the scaphoid non-union. The scaphoid is a small peanut shaped bone in the wrist. Teenage boys and young men […]

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Halloween Safety Tips

Article from AAOS: https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/staying-healthy/halloween-safety-tips Kids love Halloween. Pumpkins, spooky decorations, costumes, and trick-or-treating are fun for kids of all ages. Unfortunately, there is a downside to Halloween activities: Children often get hurt. Wearing masks and costumes, as well as walking in unfamiliar areas in the dark, can lead to trips and falls. Bumps, bruises, and […]

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