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Don’t Be Afraid Of The Weight Room

Don’t Be Afraid Of The Weight Room

This month, we’ve learned how important it is to live a healthy lifestyle and keep our bones strong. One of the main ways to do so is to perform weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises. Many women find it difficult to imagine even walking into the weight room at the gym, but…


Exactech Technology Improves Knee Replacement Surgery

Exactech Technology Improves Knee Replacement Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Mark Petty talked with WCJB-TV20 News Anchor Emily Burris about the growing number of patients who turn to knee replacement surgery to end their knee pain. Not only are the numbers of knee replacement surgeries increasing, but the number of younger patients receiving them is increasing, as…


Wondering If You Might Have Osteoporosis? Get Tested.

Wondering If You Might Have Osteoporosis? Get Tested.

Bone Mineral Density Testing Osteoporosis is a disease that causes your bones to become weak and brittle. Osteoporosis is a silent disease, which means you may not know your bones are thinning until they actually break. There is a way for you to know whether or not your bones are…


Advancements In Knee Replacement Surgery

Advancements In Knee Replacement Surgery

Sometimes you need more than just the basics. That’s what Edward Lacombe, a knee replacement surgery patient, found out when his knee replacement surgery required something more advanced. Orthopaedic surgeons at North Florida Regional Medical Center, like Dr. Mark Petty, now use Exactech to improve the precision of knee replacement…


Are Your Children’s Bones Growing Strong?

Are Your Children’s Bones Growing Strong?

Bone is living, growing tissue. For most, peak bone mass is reached during their late teens and early twenties. This means that in order to prepare, your body should be as healthy as possible during your childhood. Once you have reached your peak bone mass, your bone mass only decreases…


Can You Decipher The Myths From The Facts?

Can You Decipher The Myths From The Facts?

There are a lot of myths out there that relate to your health. How can you determine what is a myth and what is a fact? Do your research and talk to your doctor so you are the most prepared you can be. When it comes to bone and joint…


Just One Thing – Myths vs. Facts

Just One Thing – Myths vs. Facts

Don’t be fooled. There are plenty of myths floating around out there about bone and joint health. They can be misleading. Myths can be unnecessarily scary or – on the flip side – they can give us false confidence. We need to take a stand and be active when it…


How These Stars Keep Shining

How These Stars Keep Shining

Did you know that if you have low bone mass or osteoporosis, you’re in very fancy company? Osteoporosis can affect anyone, male or female, young or old. Even celebrities are not immune to this condition. These women have been affected by low bone mass and have decided to take their…


Exercising For Strong Bones

Exercising For Strong Bones

I have good news, and I have bad news. The bad news is, as we age, our bodies decline. But the good news is, we can be in charge, in part, of how quickly or how slowly our bodies decline. Most people exercise to increase muscle size or strength, but…


Just One Thing – You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!

Just One Thing – You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!

Over the years, women have found ways to be healthier and stronger. We’ve truly come a long way. But we still have further to go when it comes to our health. Ladies, let’s get together to find new ways to get healthier and live longer. Join us for Women and…


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