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  • 12 questions to ask your doctor about bariatric surgery

    12 questions to ask your doctor about bariatric surgery

    The decision to have bariatric surgery is not an easy one to make. Weight loss surgery can help you improve your health and attain a higher quality of life, but it isn’t a quick fix, and it is not the right choice for everyone.

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  • Are knee braces effective?

    Are knee braces effective?

    Knee braces may be worn to provide knee stability, prevent injury and protect the knee while healing from an injury or surgery. But are they really effective?

    There are studies that suggest wearing a knee brace can help reduce knee pain and instability. However, there are also studies suggesting there are no clinical benefits to wearing knee supports. In order to assess the effectiveness of a knee brace, it’s important to consider the type of knee support in question. There are five general categories of knee braces: Prophylactic braces, functional braces, rehabilitative braces, unloader braces and knee sleeves.

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  • Is knee surgery the best option for arthritic knee pain?

    Is knee surgery the best option for arthritic knee pain?

    Knee replacement surgery is often the treatment of choice for advanced osteoarthritis, but is it the best treatment option available?

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  • Who will be in the operating room during your surgery?

    Who will be in the operating room during your surgery?

    Operating room personnel are key to the outcome of any surgery. It takes a team of doctors, nurses and OR staff working together and performing their individual roles to ensure the best outcome for the patient.

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  • 6 Tips For Staying Fit on Vacation

    6 Tips For Staying Fit on Vacation

    Summertime is just around the corner. Have you started planning your summer vacation? It’s easy to let vacation derail healthy eating and exercise routines, but just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you can’t keep up with your healthy habits.

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  • Best Foods to Eat After Surgery

    Best Foods to Eat After Surgery

    After surgery, your body needs enough calories and nutrients to fully recover from the procedure. Eating the right foods after surgery can decrease risk of infection, speed healing of the incision and increase strength and energy. The best post-surgery foods to eat are packed full of vitamins and minerals.

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  • Life After Joint Replacement Surgery

    Life After Joint Replacement Surgery

    Joint replacement surgery can be frightening. If you are facing joint replacement surgery—perhaps hip or knee replacement—you may be asking yourself some of these questions: How painful will it be? How long will recovery take? Will I truly regain mobility after surgery? What will my life be like after surgery?

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  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    The term “colorectal cancer” encompasses any cancer that starts in the colon or the rectum. Though they are two separate cancers, colon and rectal cancer are very similar, and therefore they are often discussed together under the term “colorectal cancer.” Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer found in both men and women in the U.S. About one in 20 people will develop colorectal cancer in his or her lifetime.

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  • Q&A with Dr. Sarah Boostrom, Colorectal Surgery Specialist

    Q&A with Dr. Sarah Boostrom, Colorectal Surgery Specialist

    As the founder of Colon and Rectal Surgical Consultants of North Texas, Dr. Sarah Boostrom is committed to providing high-quality, minimally invasive colorectal care to her surgical patients. She earned her medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center, and she completed both her general surgery residency and her fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, MN before moving home to Dallas, TX.

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  • Bunions: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    Bunions: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    Do you have a swollen, painful bump on the outside of your big toe? If so, you may have a bunion. A bunion is a common deformity of the foot most often seen in women.

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