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One of the topics in Health Attitude is obesity, a chronic condition which has become a pandemic. In 2013 at the annual meeting of the American Medical Association, physicians voted overwhelmingly to categorize obesity as “a disease that requires a range of interventions to advance treatment and prevention”. In the United States, 36.5% of adults are […]

Correction: 3-D Printing Meniscus for Your Knee

A physician surgeon friend enlightened me about the story I posted last week. I was not 100% accurate in what I wrote. I always appreciate feedback about my blog posts, especially if it highlights an error on my part. The following is what he said. John, I’ve been meaning to respond to the e-mail from you […]

3-D Printing Meniscus for Your Knee

Baby boomers have a lot in common. One thing is the need for joint replacements. The annual number of knee and hip replacements is nearly one million. Looking ahead we may not have enough surgeons to meet the demand. The demand comes from injury, overuse, and arthritic deterioration of cartilage. We have all heard the phrase, “I am down to bone on bone”. Breakthroughs […]

Cartilage From Mouth To Knees?

Researchers at Columbia College of Dental Medicine have been working to develop a treatment for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. The TMJ acts like a sliding hinge connecting your jawbone to your skull. You have one joint on each side of your jaw. TMJ disorders can cause extreme pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles […]

Can Tech Create Muscle Tissue?

Back surgery sometimes results in an infarction of a nerve. If the nerve does not grow back, the result can be a drop foot condition. Over time, the leg muscle atrophies. If you walk around Florida, you can see more than a few cases of gentlemen in shorts with one leg noticeably smaller than the […]