Joint replacement beyond hips and knees: what you need to know

Doctor speaks with a patient about shoulder replacement surgery

Your joints are the places on your body where two bones meet. When they bend and straighten, they work with surrounding articular cartilage to help you get around.

Sometimes, though, your joints stop moving as smoothly as they used to and start causing debilitating pain when you try and do everyday activities.

The leg bone’s connected to the knee bone ...
The knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone ...
The thigh bone’s connected to the hip bone ...

A lot of us got our introduction to anatomy—and joints—from the verses of the kid-friendly song “Dem Bones,” but the peppy spiritual keeps things positive, making no mention of what it’s like to have “bone-on-bone” connections go awry.

Read on to learn more about other types of effective-yet-less-popular joint replacement procedures that allow you to live pain-free, restore function and mobility, increase your joint strength and stability, and improve the overall quality of your life.

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Feeling stressed? Tips for managing anxiety and staying healthy

Remember awkward, sweaty handshakes before meetings? Watching a summer blockbuster in a crowded theater? Sending your kids off to school on a crowded bus? Shopping leisurely in grocery stores that were always fully stocked?

Living during the “new normal” caused by COVID-19 is anything but normal. The current world-wide coronavirus crisis has ravaged the way we all go about living. It has been stressful for everyone.

Stress is an equal opportunity bully. From kids to seniors, many people these days are struggling with feelings of confusion and fear because no one can say for sure when the challenges of this current way of life will be over.

When stress is chronic, it can affect your health in physical, psychological, psychosocial, and psychospiritual ways. To get by, it’s important to pay attention to you and your loved one’s mental health.

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Logansport Memorial Hospital announces revised visitor restrictions

Cass County was approved to move into Stage 4 of Governor Holcomb's Back-on-Track Indiana Plan on Friday, June 12. With this in mind, Logansport Memorial Hospital continues to evaluate the tight visitor restrictions put in place due to COVID-19 and make changes to better accommodate our patients and families, while still doing all that we can to keep you safe in our facility.

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Monitoring your body temperature: what’s normal?

The experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to recommend self-monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19, such as difficulty breathing, fatigue, dry cough, and fever (or an elevated body temperature of 100.4° Fahrenheit or more).

As the “Stay at Home” orders are relaxing across the state of Indiana, more and more Hoosiers are returning to work and starting to go out again. Safety and vigilance are vital for keeping our community as healthy as possible and minimize the spread of COVID-19.

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How probiotics affect gut health (and how much you need in your diet)

When it comes to bacteria you hear a lot about disease-causing germs, but some types—like probiotics—are thought to offer health benefits.

Given all of the recent hype around probiotics, you might be wondering: “Should I be eating more of them?” Unfortunately, probiotics are still being studied so the answer isn’t black and white—yet.

Read on to learn more about how probiotics are purported to enrich gut health and ways you can add this bacteria to add to your diet.

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