Health & Prevention
You may have seen vitamin D in the news lately as evidence is growing that it is not only important for muscle and bone health, but may help with everything from protecting against certain cancers to reducing the risk of colds.Read Full Article
Proper wound care is an important part of your recovery from joint replacement surgery, but caring for any wound is essential to healing. Until your wound is fully healed, it is vulnerable to infection and accidental opening from rubbing or scraping. Following these tips and instructions from from NEBH’s infection prevention team, as well as those from your surgeon, will reduce your risk and promote healing.Read Full Article
With Thanksgiving and the holiday season upon us, one thing that most of us try to avoid is holiday weight gain. Weight can impact your health in many ways, including the health of your bones and joints. When a person is even slightly overweight, it can add stress to their joints, especially their weight-bearing joints like the knees and hips. For example, every pound of weight gained puts an extra 3-5 pounds of pressure on knee joints.
So how do you make it through holiday gatherings filled with sweets and indulgences without packing on extra pounds? Follow these tips for eating healthy during the holidays.Read Full Article
If you suffer from arthritis, the pain and stiffness in your joints may prevent you from thinking about an exercise routine. However, exercise is crucial for those with arthritis. Exercise has a number of health benefits, including decreased pain and fatigue, increased strength and flexibility, and improved ability to manage symptoms or prevent injury. Below are three ways you can safely exercise with arthritis.Read Full Article