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Hoag Orthopedic Institute Co-Hosts 10th Annual Orthopedic Nursing Symposium with the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses on October 1

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IRVINE, Calif. - Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI), one of the largest providers of orthopedic care in the nation, has been named a “2017 Top Workplace” by The Orange County Register, making it one of the only hospitals included in the 2017 rankings.

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The Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Rothman Institute invites medical students to apply for a funded one-year clinical research fellowship, starting in the summer of 2019. The Shoulder and Elbow service at the Rothman Institute values superior patient care, excellence in education, and research productivity. In line with these goals, we are seeking driven and self-motivated students that are interested in pursuing a career in Orthopaedic Surgery. Preference will be given to students who have completed their 3rd year of medical school. The opportunity requires strong interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate effectively across a broad spectrum of individuals, and elite-level organizational skills.

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Don't always trust the label; ketone salt supplements may do more harm than good when it comes to athletic performance. Ketone salts are a dietary supplement that "encourage" the body to derive its energy by burning fats. This supplement is meant to promote weight loss, and some say that it might boost athletic performance. But is that true?You may have heard of the ketogenic, or "keto," diet, which is based on fat- and protein-loaded foods and intented to eliminate carbohydrates as much as possible. The keto diet works by causing ketosis, which is a process that relies on burning fat to derive energy, rather than taking the calories from carbohydrates.

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The iliac crest is the most prominent part of the ilium, the largest of the three bones that make up the bony pelvis or hip bone.It is the curved part at the top of the hop that sits close to the skin and forms the wing-like part of the pelvis on which a person will sometimes rest their hands. Pain in the iliac crest can also radiate to other areas of the body, including the back, abdomen, and groin. The location where it is felt depends on what is causing the pain. Contents of this article:What is the iliac crest?How does iliac crest pain feel?Causes of iliac crest painTreating iliac crest painExercises and stretchesOutlook

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Researchers have developed a hydrogel that they believe could help to treat rheumatoid arthritis. A simple yet effective new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis may be in sight; researchers have now created a hydrogel that could absorb the excess joint fluid that arises with disease, as well as deliver medications to affected joints.Created by researchers from the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in the Republic of Korea, the gel works by responding to nitric oxide, which is a gas that has been linked to the development of rheumatoid arthritis.

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New research suggests that a little weekly exercise could lower the risk of depression. A new study that examined data from almost 34,000 people has found that as little as 1 hour of exercise each week, regardless of intensity, can help to prevent depression.Depression is a very common disorder, affecting around 6.7 percent of adults in the United States per year. The economic burden of this disease was estimated to be $210.5 billion in 2010 alone. At a global level, the World Health Organization (WHO) calculate that more than 300 million people live with the disorder.

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A hammer toe is a potentially painful deformity of the second, third, or fourth toes, where the toe bends upward at the joint, resembling a hammer.When a hammer toe causes pain, and other treatments fail, surgery may be the only option for correcting the joint. Contents of this article:What is hammer toe?Types of hammer toe surgeryWhat to expectRecoveryOutlook What is hammer toe? Hammer toe is when the toe bends upwards at the joint. A hammer toe causes the toe to bend at the first joint, which is called the proximal interphalangeal joint. The problem usually begins with a muscle imbalance.

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Retrolisthesis is an uncommon joint dysfunction that occurs when a single vertebra in the back slips backward along or underneath a disc.Retrolisthesis is the opposite of spondylolisthesis, which occurs when a vertebra slips forward. Retrolisthesis occurs in the neck and shoulder area, known as the cervical spine, or the lower back, known as the lumbar spine. Retrolisthesis occurs less often in the center area of the spine or the thoracic spine, although it is possible. Contents of this article:Types of retrolisthesisCausesSymptomsDiagnosisTreatment optionsLifestyle remedies for retrolisthesisCan it be prevented?Takeaway Types of retrolisthesis

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Heat exhaustion occurs when the body becomes dehydrated and is unable to regulate its internal body temperature.The condition is not usually considered life-threatening and is treatable with fluids and rest. In this article, we look at the symptoms and treatment of heat exhaustion, as well as how to prevent it. Contents of this article:What is heat exhaustion?CausesSymptomsComplicationsTreatmentPrevention What is heat exhaustion? A combination of exercise and warm weather may cause heat exhaustion. Normally, the body gets rid of excess internal heat by pumping blood to the surface of the skin and releasing sweat.

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