High-Tech Hip Replacement

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Total hip replacement surgery is a miracle of modern medicine that is used to significantly reduce or eliminate pain and regain function that has been lost due to hip arthritis.  Throughout history people with orthopedic ailments have been considered “crippled” due to the lack of understanding of the human musculoskeletal system and the limits on…

5 ways to reduce risk of heart disease

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Written by: Caroline Studdard, MD Cullman Regional Medical Group – North In February, we wear red for Valentine’s Day, but in healthcare, we also wear red for American Heart Month. American Heart Month dates back to 1964 when President Lyndon B. Johnson, who had suffered a near-fatal heart attack, issued the first proclamation. Heart disease…

Understanding Weight Loss Methods

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Written by: Natalie Livingston, RD, LD Metabolic and Surgical Clinic According to a HealthDay survey, 43 percent of adults said they gained weight during the pandemic and 71 percent of those are concerned about their weight gain. Are you one of them? Successful weight loss requires a close examination of all the factors that could…

Cullman Regional Spotlights Wound Healing & Prevention During American Heart Month

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If left untreated, chronic wounds stemming from heart disease can put patients at risk of amputation The Wound Healing Center at Cullman Regional is recognizing American Heart Month by offering information and tips to educate patients about heart health and chronic wounds. Each year nearly 700,000 Americans are diagnosed with heart disease, which causes about…

Motivation Monday

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Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. For many people though, working out is hindered by achy joints, a lack of flexibility and fear of injury – but it doesn’t have to be. Water aerobics is a low-impact workout that allows you to benefit from exercise without placing too much pressure on your…

Holiday Healthy Eating Tips

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These easy tips and recipes will help you stay healthy and mindful as you celebrate the holidays with friends and family. You can eat well and be well this holiday season, with these tasty treats, party tricks and simple strategies. Enjoy in moderation. Is it even possible to eat healthy during the holidays? Yes! And…

Warning Signs You Might Have Gallbladder Disease

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Your gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that sits below your liver on the right upper-side of your abdomen. Although it plays an important role in your digestive system, acting as a storage reservoir of bile produced by the liver, it is possible for you to live without it. This is a good thing as gallbladder…

Move More at Work

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Science shows that being more physically active has many benefits for your heart, brain and overall well-being. Take advantage of all your opportunities to sit less and move more while you work. Every minute you move adds up, so make it count! Make it a habit to take the stairs instead of the elevator, for…

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

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Getting enough sleep at night can be challenging. However, getting adequate sleep is important for your body to function properly. Research suggests that chronic lack of sleep is associated with long-term health consequences such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and possibly a shorter life. Lack of sleep can also affect your weight and…

6 Tips for Managing Stress

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With pressure from school, work, family, money, and health, it isn’t surprising that people of all ages can be stressed, sometimes without even realizing it! A small amount of stress can be good, but too much of it can cause health problems. Recognizing and managing stress can be a challenge, but it is important in…