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Ask a Doc: Is it healthy for my child to play one sport year-round?

Written by orthosurgery on September 28, 2017

Dr. Joshua Alpert, orthopedic surgeon/sports medicine specialist at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Ill., responds: With school back in session, fall sports in full effect and after-school sports leagues gaining popularity, more young athletes are focusing on playing one sport year-round, the general sport consensus being the more you practice, the better you will be at your sport. The…

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Surgical Advancements That Improve Our Lives

Written by Michael Kogan, MD on June 14, 2016

By Toni Rocha, Sping 2016 Surgery still can be scary for a patient, but with the major advancements that have happened over the past half-century, operations are now safer than ever before. Surgeons at Northwest Community Hospital, in Arlington Heights, can use the da Vinci robotic system for minimally invasive surgeries on many organ systems….

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Do You Need To See A Shoulder Specialist?

Written by James Seeds, MD on April 4, 2016

By James R. Seeds, MD Midwest Bone and Joint On a daily basis, I’m asked questions about shoulder injuries. From “How do I know if it’s something serious?” to “Should I wait and see if my shoulder feels better?” and, very commonly, “Should I go to the Emergency Room?” The simple answer is it’s very…

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Tips to Finding the Best Surgeon

Written by orthosurgery on March 19, 2016

Tips to Finding the Best Surgeon Melissa Palmer Many of us find that wear and tear on our bodies start to show around 40 to 50 years of age. It is at that time that people start to seek out a good orthopedic physician/surgeon to investigate solutions to fixing the areas of their bodies that…

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What You Need to Know About Concussions

Written by Joshua Alpert, MD on October 9, 2015

“I just got by bell rung, I didn’t have a concussion.” “I wasn’t knocked out, so I didn’t have a concussion.” “I just feel nauseous, I didn’t have a concussion.” These are common misconceptions people have about traumatic brain injuries, also known as concussion. While loss of consciousness happens in some cases, this is not…

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Build Your Bones

Written by The Midwest Bone and Joint Institute on July 16, 2015

By Ron Krit Don’t forget to build your bones! Aside from not wanting to look frail, it’s important to have strong bones to prevent injuries. Everyone lists a different age, but the consensus is, in our 30’s bone growth slows down, and if you are not exercising, it’s time to start. The silver lining; weight…

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Are Skinny Jeans Dangerous to Your Health?

Written by Joshua Alpert, MD on June 30, 2015

Skinny jeans have become a fashion staple for both women and men, but could the tight fitting jeans be dangerous to your health? A recent case study in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry reported that a woman was rushed to the hospital after losing feeling in her feet from wearing the popular pants. The 35-year-old…

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The Painful Facts About Pulled Hamstrings

Written by Joshua Alpert, MD on June 2, 2015

Chicago Bulls power forward Pau Gasol led the NBA with 54 double-doubles during the regular season, but was plagued by an injured hamstring that kept him off the court for three playoff games against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was finally able to play in the Bulls’ season-ending loss to the Cavaliers, but it was evident…

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