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Specialties:

  • Orthopedic Nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are allergic to cow's milk may have weaker bones than kids with other food allergies, a small study suggests.

    Cow's milk allergy is the most common childhood food allergy in the United States, affecting up to 3 percent of children...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    SATURDAY, April 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There could be a downside to knee replacement: As people get more active, their odds for hip and spinal fractures rise, a new study suggests.

    One expert wasn't surprised by the finding.

    While the exact reason for the increase in hip and...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child Neurology:

    FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Commonly prescribed drugs to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may affect bone density, a new study says.

    Researchers found that young people who take stimulants such as methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta) and Adderall have low...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- NFL players are more likely to suffer concussions and ankle injuries during games played on colder days, a new study finds.

    Canadian researchers analyzed data on the five most common injuries that occurred during two National Football League se...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a Mediterranean diet may at least slightly lower an older woman's risk for hip fracture, a new study suggests.

    Women who most closely followed a Mediterranean diet -- one high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and whole grains -- had a ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teen girls who take birth control pills may be less likely to seriously injure their knees than those who don't take the pill, a new study suggests.

    "Young athletes currently use birth control pills for various reasons, including more predicta...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    MONDAY, March 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Concussion-prevention rules for college football players may have led to an unintended consequence -- an increase in knee, thigh and ankle injuries among players, new research suggests.

    "Of course concussions sustained i...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Therapy:

    FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Surgeons often recommend outpatient physical therapy to help hip replacement patients get moving again, but researchers report that a home exercise program may work just as well.

    Experts say that physical therapy plays a vital role in recovery aft...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children on medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have lower bone density than their peers, a new U.S. study suggests.

    Using data from a government health survey, researchers found that children taking ADHD medicati...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who've received a steroid injection for hip pain should wait at least three months before having hip replacement surgery, a new study suggests.

    "The risk of developing an infection after surgery increased significantly in patients who ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgical Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- After cancer surgery, certain older patients face an increased risk for injuries and problems that can keep them in a hospital longer and slow their recovery, new research reveals.

    The researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles,...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A Botox-like injection, added to physical therapy, may relieve a type of knee pain that's common in runners, cyclists and other active people, a new study suggests.

    The condition -- called lateral patellofemoral overload syndrome (LPOS) -- affects...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who engage in high-impact physical activity and resistance training as teens and young adults are likely to have greater bone density by middle age, according to new research.

    Over time, high-impact activities -- such as tennis and jogging -- ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study supports what many American seniors may already know: that knee "instability" boosts their odds for a dangerous fall.

    "Falls, injury from falls and poor balance confidence are extremely common and debilitating problems in older peopl...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they may be one step closer to using stem cells to replace damaged skull and facial bones in people who experience a head trauma or undergo cancer surgery.

    The researchers discovered and isolated stem cells capable of repairing t...Full Article