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9 Ways Physicians Can Effectively Collaborate with Nurses

This article originally appeared on Merritt Hawkins. Much has changed during the last 40 years, including an understanding of the importance of physicians and nurses working together, using a team-based approach to improve patient care. “The relationship between nurses and physicians is vital to the well-being and outcomes for patients and their families,” said Linda …

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Revolutionary Medicine

This article originally appeared in Brickell Magazine. What is emerging in healthcare bears little resemblance to its previous form. Longer life expectancies, emerging markets, increased regulatory scrutiny and healthcare reform are driving industry change. As traditional boundaries dissolve and the new system emerges from its old form, ideas that innovate, inspire and ignite change — …

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‘Shouldering’ The Pain May Just Come Naturally

Treating shoulder pain may be simply a matter of doing what comes naturally. So, says noted orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia MD, a specialist in treating diseases of the upper limbs and a leader in orthobiologics – the harnessing of a patient’s own natural defenses to mitigate joint inflammation, relieve chronic musculoskeletal pain and repair orthopedic …

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How has orthopedic surgery improved for both doctors and patients?

This article originally appeared on Community Health Magazine.  Make no bones about it: Since its inception, orthopedic medicine has come a long way. And Bonnie Clendening is among the millions of Americans who have undergone an orthopedic surgery and witnessed its evolution firsthand. Clendening, 77, had knee replacement surgery last summer and says five years …

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Arthritis: It’s Not Just a Joint Problem for the Elderly

This article originally appeared on HealthNewsDigest. Nearly 100 percent of former football players will have signs of osteoarthritis – the most common form of arthritis — in one or more of their joints, says orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia MD, an expert in the treatment of diseases of the upper limbs and joints, including disorders related to …

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Tennis Elbow Exercises for Rehab and Prevention

This article originally appeared on Openfit. Despite what its name might suggest, tennis elbow isn’t exclusive to Wimbledon hopefuls. In fact, according to Trevor Thieme, C.S.C.S., Openfit’s senior manager of fitness and nutrition content, just 10 percent of cases of tennis elbow pain actually occur in tennis players. “Tennis elbow is typically an overuse injury,” he explains. …

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Innovations in Implantable Medical Devices

This article previously appeared on ECN Mag.  Implantable medical devices have for years made an impact in areas such as cardiology and prosthetics, but numerous recent technology advances are enabling implantables to address areas not always in the spotlight. These applications include: Customized tracheal stents A non-opioid chronic pain treatment Putting a finger on better …

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Effective Natural Healing Often Matter of ‘Choosing Wisely’

This article originally appeared on Health News Digest. When it comes to selecting a physician who uses “natural healing”, also called Orthobiologics, Stem Cell or PRP, to treat pain and diseases of joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, “choose wisely,” says noted orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia, MD, quoting a line from the movie Indiana Jones. “Some clinics …

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