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Non-surgical Treatments for Arthritis

Pain, swelling and limited mobility are all common symptoms of arthritis. But these limitations don’t have to get you down—there are many treatment options to help you get back to your favorite activities, and not all include surgery. When you visit the Hip and Knee Arthritis Center at BIDMC, our multidisciplinary team will work with

Staying Active After Joint Replacement Surgery

For many, a hip or knee replacement is the ticket to a more active lifestyle. Once you’ve recovered, you can often return to many activities that previously caused you pain. The sooner you undergo the surgery, the sooner you’ll be on the road to recovery. Feeling hesitant to return to physical activity after any major

Hip and Knee Replacement – No Longer Your Grandfather’s Surgery

When you think of the typical patient having a hip or knee replacement, do you see a 75-year-old with limited mobility, perhaps needing the assistance of a walker or cane?  Well, it’s time to change your perception. Today more and more people in their 40s, 50s and 60s are getting their hips and knees replaced.

Multidisciplinary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Aortic Center

Marion Sanford was home one Sunday afternoon when she started experiencing severe back pain. On her hands and knees, Marion managed to call for help.  After arriving at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), it was discovered that she was experiencing an aortic dissection, a serious condition in which the inner layer of the aorta,

New Blood Pressure Guidelines – What Does it Mean for Your Health?

“Your blood pressure is normal.” You may have heard your doctor or nurse say it. But what is normal? New blood pressure guidelines were recently released by an American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task force.  The goal was to update the prior guidelines released in 2003 by the Joint National Commission on Prevention, Detection,

Traveling Safely with Heart Disease

 Planning ahead can help keep your trip on track. Over the next few months, millions of people will be traveling to destinations near and far—either getting away from the cold weather or visiting family. “A common question I get from patients is whether it’s safe for them to travel with a heart condition,” says Eli Gelfand,

5 Tips for Leg Health

 When it comes to cardiovascular health, don’t overlook your legs. You probably wouldn’t ignore pain in your chest. But would you dismiss discomfort in your legs?  Many people don’t know that when it comes to the cardiovascular system, leg health is as important as heart health. “A blockage in the leg can be as dangerous

Get Your Questions Answered About Weight Loss

Weight Loss Surgery Information sessions will provide you with some highlights about BIDMC’s bariatric surgery program and reliable information on weight loss surgery. The session includes a comprehensive presentation on the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAP-BAND®), RNY Gastric Bypass, and Gastric Sleeve procedures by one of our bariatric surgeons. Watch the video below for more information.

No Time to Workout? Try This to Get Fit in 2018.

A long day at work. Early morning appointments. Plans with family. With so much to do, finding time to exercise is never easy. Putting aside an hour, even 30 minutes, a few times a week seems impossible. But recent trends, predicted by many to grow in 2018, may help you find an effective workout despite

Five Tips for Healthy Eating

We all know it so well. The resolution to get healthy, eat well and exercise at the start of a new year.   Most of us begin well. We pile our plates with healthy protein, fresh salads and fruit and cut out the sweet treats and cocktails.  However, around mid-February, when it’s freezing cold out, the