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Health Tips for Red Sox Fans

After a long and grueling winter, one sure sign of spring is Red Sox opening day. If you are headed to a game this season, there are a few things you can do to make the trip to Fenway a healthy one.

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Spinal Fusion: What to Expect

There are a number of non-surgical treatments for back pain, and 90% of patients who receive treatment at the New England Baptist Hospital Spine Center do not need surgery. However, when non-operative treatments fail, surgery may be the best option for relieving your pain and/or restoring function. Dr. Raymond Hwang, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the back, neck and spine at NEBH, explains one type of surgery, spinal fusion, what you should ask your surgeon, and what you can expect after surgery.

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Preparing for your Joint Replacement Surgery

NEBH believes that educated patients participating in their own care will improve outcomes. One way to get involved in your care is to ensure that you are fully prepared for your joint replacement surgery. There are many things people think about before going into surgery, such as making sure they have a ride home and taking time off from work, but there a number of things people often do not consider. Occupational therapists at NEBH offer the following advice on ways you can get ready for your joint replacement surgery.

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8 Tips for Eating Better when Eating Out

With so little time and so many quick and tasty options at sit-down and fast-food restaurants, it can be hard to stick to a healthy diet. On average, Americans eat 50% more calories, fat and salt when eating out versus eating at home. This can lead to weight gain, which has a significant effect on joint health. Learn 8 tips for eating better when eating out from NEBH Dietitian Bethany Volino, MS, RD, LDN.

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Three Simple Exercises for Your Upper Body

Strengthening your upper body has a number of health benefits, including helping to keep your back and upper body stable. Keeping these muscles strong and flexible can relieve back pain, restore range of motion and help reduce muscle soreness.

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