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What Is Lifestyle Medicine?

In this Q&A, HSS expert Heidi Prather explains the benefits of the lifestyle medicine approach – and what to expect from a lifestyle medicine doctor’s visit.

Heidi Prather
Physiatrist

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What to Know about Hip Pain When Walking

Your hips are an important source of strength, whether you’re powerwalking or strolling the aisles of the grocery store. Here’s how to keep them functioning at their max.

George Cyril
Physiatrist

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Which Doctor Should You See for Back Pain?

An HSS spine surgeon shares why he may not be the first specialist you should see for back pain—and where to start instead in your search for relief.

James Dowdell
Orthopedic surgeon

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) for Older Adults

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) consists of alternating intervals of high effort exercise with recovery periods.

Kelyssa Hall
Exercise Physiologist

Healthy Hearts

Listen in on a discussion about cardiovascular health with HSS nutrition and sports performance experts.

HSS Nutrition and Sports Performance

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What Does a Pop in Your Knee Mean?

Decipher every snap, crackle and pop with this advice from a knee surgeon.

Sabrina Strickland
Orthopedic Surgeon

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Should You See a Doctor for That Hip Pain?

If you’re not sure your hip pain warrants a doctor’s visit, this expert advice can help you figure it out.

George Cyril
Physiatrist

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What to Do about Back Pain

Back pain is a common condition that affects most people at some point. Learn more about when to see a specialist and when you can treat back pain at home.

Gbolabo Sokunbi
Orthopedic Surgeon

Where Does Back Pain Come From?

Learn more about back pain symptoms, treatment options, and coping techniques.

Robert Griffin
Anesthesiologist

Women's Health and Bone Health

Female hormones, including estrogen, can have an impact on bone density. Learn more about bone health in women.

Jessica Rachel Starr
Endocrinologist

Bone Health for Women in 20s and 30s

Join HSS performance and nutrition experts to learn why women in their 20s and 30s should care about bone health.

HSS Performance and Nutrition

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5 Signs You May Need to See a Spine Specialist

Learn about symptoms you shouldn't ignore — some of them may surprise you.

Sariah Khormaee
Orthopedic Surgeon

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6 Things to Know about Slipped Discs in the Lower Back

Think you might have a slipped disc? Find out more about symptoms, risks and treatments.

James Dowdell
Orthopedic Surgeon

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When to See a Physical Therapist for Hip Pain

Think your hip pain isn’t severe enough to seek help? Physical therapist Meghan Lamothe explains how a PT can help and when to make the call.

Meghan Lamothe
Physical Therapist

Disc Herniation: What Does it Mean & How Can I Manage It?

Three HSS experts discuss the symptoms, diagnosis and management options for herniated discs.

Dena Barsoum
Physiatrist

Sravisht Iyer
Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Joseph Capogrosso
Physical Therapist

We Heard from You & The Results Are In! The Impact of HSS Virtual Programs

Hospital for Special Surgery’s Education Institute webinars and exercise classes can improve your muscle, bone and joint health.

HSS Education Institute

Good Bones: Building a Healthy Skeletal System

Nutrition, exercise and medications can all aid in managing and promoting bone health.

Deborah McInerney
Certified Dietitian Nutritionist

Jae Eun Yoo
Nurse Practioner

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Eating for Energy

HSS registered dietitian Danna Raphael offers a guide to keeping your engine humming throughout the day.

Danna Raphael
Registered Dietitian

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You've Heard of Osteoporosis. What About Osteopenia?

If left untreated, this condition of low bone density can grow worse. Learn more about what osteopenia is and how to prevent it.

Jessica Rachel Starr
Endocrinologist

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What to Eat (and Not to Eat) to Help Reduce Inflammation

Diet plays a key role in your body’s ability to regulate inflammation. Learn more about the right foods to choose.

Danna Raphael
Registered Dietitian

Eating in Color: Nutrition for Kids and Families

Tips for how to promote good nutrition and healthy eating habits in kids.

HSS Pediatrics

Top 5 Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium

There are plenty of ways to add calcium to your diet without dairy. Here are five of them.

Rebecca Tonnessen
Clinical Nutritionist

The Role of Nutrition and Weight in Joint Pain

Nutrition and lifestyle choices can have a big impact on joint pain.

HSS Nutrition and Pediatrics

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Why Vitamin D Is Important and How to Know If You Need More

You’ve probably heard that vitamin D is important. But what does it do in the body? And how do you know if you need more of it? Find out from HSS bone health expert Marci Goolsby.

Marci Goolsby
Sports Medicine Physician

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6 Tips for Healthy Summer Eating

Barbecues, vacations and cocktails don’t have to tank your diet. HSS registered dietitian Laura Gibofsky offers simple ideas to help you enjoy the season while keeping your nutritional needs on track.

Laura Gibofsky
Registered Dietitian

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Nutrition for Kids: Ways to Encourage Healthy Eating at Home

Developing good eating habits in childhood sets the stage to keep them for a lifetime. Try these ideas from HSS clinical nutritionist Laura Gibofsky.

Laura Gibofsky
Registered Dietitian

Osteoarthritis: When to See Your Doctor

Learn more about risk factors for osteoarthritis (OA), symptoms, and when it is time to speak with your doctor.

Lindsay Lally
Rheumatologist

Osteoarthritis: Diet and Nutrition

The foods you eat can help you manage osteoarthritis (OA), maintain a healthy weight, and affect inflammation in your body.

Su Xiao Yu
Registered Dietitian

Osteoarthritis Treatment

HSS experts discuss warning signs of osteoarthritis, non-surgical options for treating joint pain and inflammation, and possible medication options.

Lisa Mondiello
Registered Nurse

Rachel Luscombe
Registered Nurse
 

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How to Stop Stress Eating

Emotional eating becomes a problem when we feel powerless to stop. Learn how to curb the stress eating habit.

Caroline Andrew
Internal Medicine Physician

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What Female Athletes Should Know about Iron Deficiency

This condition is particularly common in women and can lead to larger health problems.

Marci Goolsby
Sports Medicine Physician

Heidi Skolnik
Certified Dietitian Nutritionist

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What Is a Dietitian, and How Can They Help Improve Your Health?

Learn the differences between dietitians and nutritionists as well as how a dietitian can help you improve your relationship with food.

Danna Raphael
Registered Dietitian

Supplements for Osteoarthritis

Supplementations may help to reduce inflammation and improve joint mobility and bone health in people with osteoarthritis.

Su Xiao
Clinical Nutritionist

Physical Therapy for Movement Disorders: HSS

Learn how movement disorders such as Parkinson's Disease, Dystonia and Essential Tremor can be improved with physical therapy.

Karen Yanelli
Physical Therapist

The RA and Oral Health Connection

Learn about theconnection between RA and oral health, and how to best partner with your healthcare team and dentist.

Dalit Ashany
Rheumatologist 

Arthi Kumar
Oral Pathologist

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Acupuncture and Surgery: A “New” Tool for Relief

HSS anesthesiologist Stephanie Cheng explains how this complementary therapy can help during surgery and recovery.

Stephanie Cheng
Anesthesiologist and Acupuncturist

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Bone Density: What It Is and How to Keep What You’ve Got

Bone density testing can tell you how your bones are faring as you age. Learn more about who should get tested as well as treatments for low bone density.

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Pregnancy and Bone Density: What to Know

HSS endocrinologist Jessica Rachel Starr explains why it’s important to know how pregnancy affects your bones—and what happens after your baby is born.

Jessica Rachel Starr
Endocrinologist

The Pediatric Telehealth Visit

Join HSS experts to learn how to prepare and make the most of your child’s virtual visit.

Karen Onel
Pediatric Rheumatologist 

Melanie Prior
Primary Care Pediatrician 

Shevaun Doyle
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Telehealth: Is it Right for Me?

Join HSS experts to discuss how to make the most of your virtual visit.

Joshua Dines
Orthopedic Surgeon

Mark Drakos
Orthopedic Surgeon

Joel Press
Physiatrist-in-Chief

Jay Mizuta
Physical Therapist

Telehealth and Your Orthopedic Visit

Learn how to make the most out of your virtual orthopedic visit.

Sam Taylor, Mark Drakos, Daniel Markowicz, Anil Ranawat
Orthopedic Surgeons

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Babywearing Is Healthy, If Done the Right Way

Find out why babywearing is good for babies — and parents.

Emily R. Dodwell
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

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Does Your Infant Prefer to Turn to One Side? It May Be a Sign of Torticollis

It may be a sign of torticollis. Learn more about this condition.

Frances Baratta-Ziska
Pediatric Physical Therapist

Magdalena Oledzka
Pediatric Physical Therapist

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Can Kids Have Arthritis? What to Know about Arthritis in Children

Arthritis occurs in children more than you might expect. Learn about this condition, including diagnosis and treatment options.

Alexa Adams
Pediatric Rheumatologist

Parkinson's Disease: HSS

Learn more about selected new clinical trials for movement disorders such as Parkinson's Disease, Dystonia and Essential Tremors.

Alexander Shtilbans 
Neurologist 

Nutrition Myth Busters

It can be difficult to determine what nutrition information is accurate. Learn about nutrition and common food misconceptions.

Caroline Andrew
Internal Medicine Physician

Rebecca Tonnessen
Clinical Nutritionist

Nutrition for Bone Health: Choosing a Supplement

Do you know what supplements to take to enhance your bone health? Find out more about what to choose.

Deborah McInerney
Clinical Nutritionist

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Optimize Your Body's Support System to Move Safely and Effectively

Learn how your musculoskeletal system works together to coordinate movement and how to maintain your function as you age.

Michael Erickson
Physical Therapist

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Movement Is Medicine: Physical Activity and Exercise

Physical activity and exercise have enormous benefits for your health. Learn how to create an exercise program by choosing the activities you enjoy.

Ashleigh McAdam
Physical Therapist

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To Improve Heart Health, Start Slowly, Listen to Your Body

The healthier your heart is, the easier it is to move through your day. Learn how to get your heart pumping and improve your heart health.

Chelsea Long
Exercise Physiologist

Nutrition for Bone Health: Calcium and Vitamin D

Calcium and vitamin D are important components of bone health. Learn more about their impact.

Deborah McInerney
Clinical Nutritionist

Nutrition for Bone Health Overview

Get the facts about how what you eat affects the health of your bones.

Deborah McInerney 
Clinical Nutritionist

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How the Parasympathetic Nervous System Can Lower Stress

Learn how your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems work together to regulate heart rate, breathing and stress levels in the body.

Chelsea Long
Exercise Physiologist

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Don’t Let Chronic Pain Keep You from Exercising

Chronic pain doesn't have to stop you from being physically active. In fact, movement can help relieve pain. We'll show you how to get started.

Lindsay Holmes
Physical Therapist

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Living with Chronic Illness: How to Handle Stress

Try these soothing strategies to manage life’s everyday issues while dealing with chronic illness.

Joan Westreich
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Neurosurgery for Movement Disorders: HSS

Current surgical procedures, including deep brain stimulation, as treatments for people living with Parkinson's Disease, Dystonia and Essential Tremors.

Michael Kaplitt
Neurosurgeon

Naturals for Parkinson's Disease: HSS

Learn how antioxidants and exercise can have a beneficial effect for people with Parkinson's Disease.

Alexander Shtilbans
Neurologist

Managing Your Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Learn how to manage common symptoms of osteoarthritis that can impact your daily life.

Lisa Mondiello
Registered Nurse

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Move with Purpose to Combat Upper and Lower Cross Syndromes

Working from home can take a toll on your body, in the form of upper cross syndrome and lower cross syndrome. Learn how to move in ways that are better for your body.

Astrid Divincent
Physical Therapist

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Back to School Prep: A Healthy Start Checklist

Taking care of your child’s health needs before the school year starts can help set them up to stay healthy and injury free.

Shevaun Doyle
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

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Are Flat Feet and Toe Walking Common in Young Kids?

Is the way your child sits, stands or walks worrying you? HSS pediatric orthopedic surgeon Emily Dodwell shares her research findings highlighting what’s normal and what’s not.

Emily R. Dodwell
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Managing Joint Pain at Home

How to best manage joint pain from home, including self-management techniques and treatment options.

HSS Physiatry and Physical Therapy

Managing Chronic Pain at Home

Join in this discussion with HSS pain management experts about chronic pain, when to seek care and treatment options.

Mary Kelly
Nurse Practitioner

Faye Rim
Physiatrist 

Living with Scoliosis

Join HSS experts to learn about scoliosis diagnosis, treatment options, and life after surgery.

Evan Sheha and James Dowdell
Orthopedic Surgeons 

Maria Karchina
Physical Therapist

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The Dos and Don'ts of Caring for Your Feet

With people relying on their feet a lot more each day, knowing how to properly care for them is important. Here are 5 tips to help you do just that.

Rock Positano and Rock CJay Positano
Non-surgical Foot and Ankle Physicians

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Resources for Families with Young Children at Home

Learn ways to engage with your children and promote healthy growth and development.

HSS Pediatric Rehabilitation

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Can Capsaicin Cream Help Joint Pain?

The active ingredient in chili peppers, capsaicin, is known for its many medicinal properties. But can it help ease joint pain?

Ted Fields
Rheumatologist

Knee Health for the Active Adult

Join HSS experts to learn how to postpone, prevent, and address knee pain.

HSS Rehab and Sports Medicine

Joint Replacement Surgery: Get the Facts

Join an HSS hip and knee surgeon to have all of your joint replacement questions answered.

Daniel Markowicz
Orthopedic Surgeon

I Have Arthritis: How Can I Treat It?

Learn more about non-operative and surgical treatment options for people living with osteoarthritis.

Kristina Quirolgico
Physiatrist

Brian Goonan
Physical Therapist

Daniel Markowicz 
Orthopedic Surgeon

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8 Stretches You Can Do on the Couch

These seated stretches from HSS Brooklyn rehabilitation and performance expert Asma Mohammadi can get your blood flowing again and work out the kinks from too much couch time.

Asma Mohammadi
Physical Therapist

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Ice or Heat: What’s Best for Your Pain?

Sports medicine expert David Wang shares guidelines to help you figure out which to use when.

David A. Wang
Sports Medicine Physician

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10 Tips for Managing Arthritis from Home

Managing arthritis can be hard but with these 10 tips from HSS it doesn't have to be.

Geoffrey H. Westrich
Orthopedic Surgeon

Food to Fuel the Skeleton

Learn more about the types of foods to eat if you are seeking to optimize your bone mass.

Jessica Rachel Starr
Endocrinologist

Five Things a Dietitian Eats for Strong Bones

Curious how to keep strong bones? Here are five foods that can support your bone health.

Rebecca Tonnessen
Clinical Nutritionist

Essential Tremor: HSS

An HSS neurologist and movement disorders specialist describes symptoms and newest treatments for people living with essential tremor.

Alexander Shtilbans
Neurologist

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PT or OT? Choosing the Best Therapy for Hand Disorders

The function of the hand is very important in our daily lives. Learn more about how hand therapy is critical to recovery and regaining function after injury.

Nick Maroldi
Physical Therapist

Samir K. Trehan
Orthopedic Surgeon

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How Much Do You Know About Bone Health?

Take our quiz to test your knowledge of bone health.

Emily Margaret Stein
Endocrinologist

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Advice on Custom Orthotics from Nonsurgical Foot Specialists

Prescription orthotics can help ease pressure and stress on the foot and improve your ability to walk or play sports you love. Here’s what to know.

Rock Positano and Rock CJay Positano
Non-surgical Foot and Ankle Physicians

Eat the Rainbow: Discover Balanced Eating

Join SNEAKER© and pediatric nutritionist Laura Gibofsky for this webinar designed to empower you and your kids to eat colorfully.

Laura Gibofsky
Pediatric Nutritionist

Dystonia: HSS

An HSS neurologist and movement disorders specialist describes symptoms and newest treatments for people living with dystonia.

Alexander Shtilbans
Neurologist

Current Nutrition Trends: Whole 30 Diet

Learn about the benefits and risks of the Whole 30 diet, as well as its potential impact on musculoskeletal health.

Deborah McInerney
Clinical Nutritionist

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10 Stretches to Do Before Bed to Improve Your Sleep

Stretching at night can help you fall asleep faster and avoid sleep-related pain. HSS physical therapists Anna Ribaudo and Sheena Alva have 10 stretches to try.

Anna Ribaudo
Physical Therapist

Sheena Alva
Physical Therapist

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8 Tips for Balancing Arthritis Pain with Household Chores

Follow these tips to help you get through the day with less arthritis pain.

HSS Rehabilitation

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5 Things You Should Know about Sleep and Low Back Pain

What’s the best sleep position for low back pain? How much does your mattress matter?

Robert Griffin
Pain Management Physician

Current Nutrition Trends: Paleo Diet

Learn about the benefits and risks of the paleo diet, as well as its potential impact on musculoskeletal health.

Deborah McInerney
Clinical Nutritionist

Current Nutrition Trends: Mediterranean Diet

Learn about the benefits and risks of the Mediterranean diet, as well as its potential impact on musculoskeletal health.

Deborah McInerney
Clinical Nutritionist

Current Nutrition Trends: Ketogenic Diet

Learn about the benefits and risks of the ketogenic diet, as well as its potential impact on musculoskeletal health.

Deborah McInerney
Clinical Nutritionist

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10 Ways to Boost Your Energy During the Winter

Don’t let dark, cold days bring you down. Try these tips to put a little more pep in your step.

Jason Mayerhofer
Physical Therapist

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Slipped on the Ice? How to Know If Your Injury Is Serious

In many parts of the country, winter means icy roads and sidewalks. And with ice comes the increased risk of falling and hurting yourself. James Robinson, MD, a primary sports medicine physician at HSS, offers this advice about treating your winter injuries.

James Robinson
Sports Medicine Physician

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How to Help Your Feet Weather the Winter

Foot and ankle surgeon A. Holly Johnson shares how to keep your feet happy, healthy and ready for action.

Current Nutrition Trends: Intermittent Diet

Learn about the benefits and risks of intermittent fasting, as well as its potential impact on musculoskeletal health.

Deborah McInerney
Clinical Nutritionist

Current Nutrition Trends: Flexitarian Diet

Learn about the benefits and risks of the flexitarian diet, as well as its potential impact on musculoskeletal health.

Deborah McInerney
Clinical Nutritionist

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Fighting Winter Blues? 7 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

Cold weather and long nights are a tough combo for a positive mindset. Try these tips to give yourself a boost.

Julia Kim
Psychologist

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Fingers Turn Colors in the Winter? It Might Be Raynaud’s

This disorder can cause numbness, color changes and pain. Learn more about signs, symptoms and treatments.

Jessica Gordon
Rheumatologist

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9 Do’s and Don’ts of Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

Taking care of your mind and body are as important as what you put on your plate. Try this evergreen advice from HSS weight management specialist Caroline Andrew.

Caroline Andrew
Weight Management Physician

Rebecca Tonnesson
Clinical Nutritionist

Clinical Trials in Movement Disorders: HSS

An HSS neurologist and movement disorders specialist explains how to find new clinical trials for movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, dystonia and essential tremors.

Alexander Shtilbans
Neurologist

Understanding Parsonage-Turner Syndrome

Join HSS experts to discuss symptoms, diagnosis, and latest research advancements in Parsonage-Turner Syndrome.

Darryl B. Sneag 
Radiologist

Joseph H. Feinberg
Physiatrist

Steve K. Lee
Orthopedic Surgeon

What to Expect from Your Rehab and Telehealth Visit

Join HSS experts for an overview of rehabilitative care and performance visits provided via telehealth.

Kayla Hazel and Laurey Lou
Physical Therapists

Kerry Ebert
Certified Hand Therapist

Ashley Fluger
Exercise Physiologist

At-Home Stretches for Knee Problems

If you’ve got issues with your knees, simple stretches and exercises can help. These easy options are perfect to try at home.

Sabrina Strickland
Orthopedic Surgeon

Alcohol, Tobacco and Bone Health

Learn more about how using alcohol and tobacco have an impact on the health of your bones.

Jessica Rachel Starr
Endocrinologist

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