The beautiful summer season presents a welcome opportunity for eating a bouquet of colorful fruits and vegetables, many of which are packed full of vitamins, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties. Reds: Red produce usually gets its color from natural plant pigments called “lycopene” and “anthocyanins.” According to research reported by NDSU and the American Cancer Society, a…

According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, there are approximately 8.9 million fractures every single year due to weakened bones from osteoporosis. This adds up to roughly one fracture every three seconds. Women start to be at a higher risk for developing osteoporosis starting at age 45 to 55, and men range between 45 and 50. This age is…

Over 54 million adults in the United States who have arthritis or an arthritis-related condition. This works out to around 23% of the population. Unfortunately, there isn’t one concrete way to prevent arthritis. But, while you may not be able to prevent it completely, there are things you can do to reduce your risk of…

The statistics are staggering. Osteoarthritis (wear and tear on the knee that gradually tears down the cartilage), is effecting an estimated 10 million Americans, making it one of the main causes of disability in the United States. The most common cause is obesity, and as a result, Americans over the age of 50 will together…

What You Should Know About Bilateral Hip Replacement Surgery and The Direct Superior Approach  The thought of having surgery is absolutely terrifying for most people, and in the specific case of bilateral hip replacement surgery the level of anxiety among patients who are presented with the option is catapulted to new heights. The good news…

Dancing with Dr. Roger: Knee Surgery. It’s funny how you make adjustments when you live with a health condition for a long time. Mary Eisentrager has made all kinds of concessions as her knees have deteriorated in recent years. Locally, she gave up hiking in the Indian Canyons, which had been a favored pastime. When…

Q: Dr. Roger, thank you for helping me get back on my feet after my broken hip last year. I am back to doing my usual activities, but I am afraid of falling again. What is the best way for me to prevent another fall and hip fracture? A: We naturally become more prone to…

YOUR KNEE REPLACEMENT – WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HAVE THE BEST POSSIBLE RESULTS If you find yourself with knee pain, joint replacement is probably far down on the list of your most desired solutions. However, the newest knee replacement surgery procedures are less painful, offer better mobility solutions with a faster recovery time than…

(PALM DESERT) – Earlier this year, 64-year-old Canadian business executive Trevor Temple was facing hip replacement — and he was more than a little wary. The owner of AT Designs, a custom award and promotional company — with offices and manufacturing in both Toronto and Indio, California —  Mr. Temple is an active member of…

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