Find yourself drinking more than you meant to — or faster than you intended? Five red flags signal when drinking has become a problem in your life. But help is always available, and it’s never too late to ask for it.
For some kids, being able to keep up with friends in the hallway at their school is a great accomplishment. See how technology can help children who have neurological challenges, who may need help in the way they walk.
As we age, our bones become more fragile. Our reflexes are no longer lightening-quick. If you are over age 65, having four or more of these risk factors will increase your risk of falling by 80 percent.
Contributor: Sree Battu, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation You’re a cancer survivor. You beat it, and you want to get back to life. Yet the cancer, and its treatment, can take a toll. Even after you’re declared “cancer-free,” there can be aftershocks – lingering fatigue and other symptoms. What many cancer patients do not realize … Read More
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If a stroke, orthopedic injury or other cause has made a loved one dependent on an assistive device such as a wheelchair, walker or cane, it’s important to know the best way to help him with his mobility and safety. And safety — yours and his — is always first. “When providing care, keep in … Read More
Patients often ask me questions about “prehab,”or exercise programs they can do before an elective surgery. These questions show how exercise has taken on such major importance in people’s lives. Often these patients are scheduled to have an elective orthopedic surgery, which can include surgery of the knee or hip. It is ironic, but for … Read More
Contributor: Mayur Pandya, DO When sports result in a serious injury, athletes not only need to heal physically, but they often struggle to regain confidence. These feelings can influence how they react to the injury, approach recovery and get back to their sport. Remember that after a sports injury, it’s normal to feel mild apprehension … Read More
Treating a dislocated shoulder always looks so easy in the movies and on TV. In real life, you should seek medical attention right away. We’ve all seen those dramatic scenes when an actor just “pops” a dislocated shoulder back into place, then is ready to jump right back into the action. In the real world, … Read More
Finding the right rehabilitation facility can be challenging because there are many factors to consider, says Yana Shumyatcher, MD, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist at Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital at Euclid Hospital. “Asking the right questions can help,” she says. Below, find ten questions to ask when choosing a rehab facility: 1. Does it … Read More
Wounds that won’t heal are a serious threat for patients with diabetes and diseases of the arteries and veins. When not proactively managed, wounds may lead to limb amputations. Saving limbs involves a multidisciplinary approach to care. Vascular surgeon Lee Kirksey, MD, is a leader in the Limb Salvage Program of the Cleveland Clinic Heart … Read More