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  • Our bodies' needs change as we age, so too do our nutritional needs. The practice of proper nutrition is as important a function as it is broad. There are a lot of aspects that go into “proper nutrition.” Looking beyond the calories, carbs and fat content on the label’s nutrition facts, everyone should also consider the role vitamins, minerals, fiber and even exercise play into nutrition … and its role in their overall health and well-being. But optimal nutrition evolves as we age. To maintain good heal...

  • Chronic hip and knee pain limits life’s enjoyment. Advanced technology can get you back out there sooner. Orthopedic surgeons always consider many factors and other treatment options before deciding on surgery. But one constant surgeons see in their patients is the reason they seek them out: they can’t do the things they used to. And they want to again. Chronic pain and limited range of motion — mainly attributed to arthritis — forces many to abandon the activities they love because they understandably ...

  • Women often experience non-traditional symptoms of heart disease. “Women are less likely to have those classic symptoms.” Listen to Dr. O'Neil's full podcast interview Dr. Amy O’Neil, a cardiologist with McLaren Oakland, described the many symptoms often associated with heart disease — chest pain and tightness, fatigue, shortness of breath, arm pain and symptoms that worsen with activity and get better with rest. But for women, they don’t experience many of these more well-known symptoms. “Sometimes the...

  • What does it mean that multiple coronavirus variants have been discovered. Mutation is a natural process for all viruses. The resulting virus from these mutations are called variants. In terms of the pandemic and the coronavirus, doctors, researchers and public health experts credit the sharp spike in COVID-19 cases over the winter months to these variants. How do these variants factor into the ongoing pandemic? Viral spread Variants of the coronavirus were discovered early in the pandemic. In the natur...