Adults Need Vaccines Too
Adults should make sure they are up to date on at least four vacctines.

Adults Need Vaccines Too

Anyone can get the flu. It usually lasts about a week and often requires bed rest for a few days. Some people are at high risk for developing flu-related complications, such as pneumonia. They include children, older adults and people with some chronic diseases (including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis). During the 2017–2018 flu season, close to 1 million people were hospitalized for the flu, and there were 79,400 deaths from the flu.

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    Practice Proper Driving Posture

    Poor posture while driving can contribute to neck, back and shoulder pain. A few adjustments can help.

    Good posture can go a long way toward relieving chronic musculoskeletal pain, especially in the neck, back, hips and knees. But, “it’s not likely that any of us has picture perfect posture,” says Cleveland Clinic physical therapist Mary Morrison, PT, DScPT....

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  • Surgical Solutions

    Ask The Doctors: December 2019

    Q: Sometimes my knee locks up and I can’t bend or straighten it. Eventually, I can move it, but it’s sore. What’s wrong with my knee? A: There are several possibilities, but the most likely one is a torn meniscus. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage in the knee...

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  • Surgical Solutions

    When to Treat Dupuytren’s

    While engaged in a woodworking project you plane a board, and then you run your hand over it to make sure it’s nice and smooth. But your hand won’t lay flat against the board. Or, you are washing windows and you find that when you press the cloth against the window pane,...

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  • Exercise & Prevention

    Relieve Stress, Ease Pain

    Exit the vicious cycle of chronic pain with regular meditation.

    It’s easy to get stressed out from everyday pressures of work, family and other responsibilities. Now that the holidays are here, you may be feeling even more stress and anxiety. For those with arthritis or another chronic condition, the result may be increased pain.

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