Saturday, December 31, 2016

Food Swaps to Help That New Year's Diet Resolution

Many foods can be swapped out for healthier choices without sacrificing taste. See great examples HERE to help jump start that New Year's diet

Friday, December 30, 2016

Make Smoking Cessation Your New Year's Resolution: This App May Help

If your New Year's resolution is to stop smoking that is fantastic. It can be incredibly challenging to accomplish. The National Cancer Institute has developed a free App to help with the struggle. Find details HERE

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Saturday, December 24, 2016

What Holiday Foods to Avoid and Healthy Alternatives

While we all would like to indulge without concern about health some foods are healthier than others around the holidays.  Read about some foods to avoid and healthy alternatives  HERE

Friday, December 23, 2016

Worrying About Your Health Can Make You Sick

Studies have demonstrated that worrying about getting can actually increase your chances of becoming ill. Try not to worry as you read the details HERE in this interesting Time Magazine article

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Exercise Combats Work Stress

Holiday stress combined with work stress getting you down. Exercise is the best antidote. Read the details HERE in this Time Magazine article

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Does Exercise Negate Sitting All Day?

We all know exercise is an important part of healthy living, but does it negate the effects of a 14 hour day of sitting. Find out HERE in this NY Times article

Monday, December 19, 2016

Take a Deep Breath--- and Improve Your Memory

At this time of year it never hurts to stop and take a deep breath. Interestingly it may improve your memory. Read details HERE

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Adrian Peterson Returns From Meniscus Repair: What is the Likelihood of Success?

Adrian Peterson, the outstanding running back for the Vikings is returning from what was apparently a meniscus repair.
While many people think they undergo meniscus repair the most common treatment for meniscus injuries is to trim out the torn portion. Only in ~10% can you actually stitch the meniscus together. We have researched meniscus repair results extensively in my Sports Medicine practice and have found that when indicated the results can be excellent. In our minimum 5 year results for all inside arthroscopic meniscus repair we found that 88% were still intact at 5 years when meniscus repair was the only procedure. If combined with an ACL reconstruction the results were slightly worse with a success of 82% at 5 years. To read more detail find the study HERE

 Torn meniscus requiring trimming on the left and a meniscus undergoing all-inside arthroscopic repair on the right

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Worried About Holiday Weight Gain?

If you are worried about holiday weight gain this article won't lift your spirits, but will help you approach it more realistically. Read details HERE

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

What Exercise is Best at Decreasing the Risk of Death

It is well known that exercise in general is healthy, but does it help lower the risk of death over time. If it does lower death risk which sports and activities are the best. Read some surprising study results HERE