Anterior approach hip replacement: What to expect

Most of the time, hip pain and stiffness starts as a minor nuisance then—as time passes—worsens and begins to inhibit you from doing ordinary, day-to-day things pain-free as your hip joint deteriorates.

Making the decision to go ahead with hip replacement surgery to cure a problem hip involves considering which factors are causing your pain. That’s why, before proposing anterior hip replacement surgery, your orthopedic doctor may attempt to treat your hip pain nonsurgically.

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What to expect after a colonoscopy

Even though it’s a common cancer screening procedure, it’s completely normal to wonder about what will happen after you get a colonoscopy.

Find out why early detection is crucial for beating colon cancer

Most people between the ages of 50 and 75 will only need to get a colonoscopy once every five or ten years. Whether it’s your first time or it’s been a few years, here’s a primer on what to expect after a colonoscopy.

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What to expect during an endoscopy procedure

What is an endoscopy? In the most simple terms, an endoscopy is a test that helps your doctor learn more about what’s going on inside your body.

An upper endoscopy specifically is a highly-accurate, nonsurgical procedure used to investigate problems related to your digestive health that is used to identify the presence of polyps, cancerous tumors, ulcers, inflammation, and other damage to your stomach or digestive tract.

In some instances, the procedure is more effective for detecting abnormalities and problems in the upper digestive system than X-rays and other types of imaging.

Keep reading to learn more about what happens during an upper endoscopy and what the procedure can detect.

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Medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction

It is no secret that opioid addiction is an ongoing challenge in healthcare across the country. The consequences of untreated addiction to opioids or any other substance can be tragic for addicted individuals, their families, and entire communities. In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared the opioid epidemic to be a public health emergency. Since then, HHS estimates that 10.3 million people misused prescription opioids in 2018, causing 130+ deaths every day from opioid-related drug overdoses. 

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