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Gardening _July _2018

Protecting Your Hands and Wrists While Gardening

A great way to spend the day outside and get some exercise in this summer is to grab your gloves and hit the garden. Gardening not only provides nutritious fruits and vegetables to enjoy, but it can also be soothing and peaceful. However, yard work can often take a toll on our hands and wrists, so it’s important to take some precautions.

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Recovering from Joint Replacement: Caring for Your Surgical Incision

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.

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Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

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.

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