Category Archives: Orthopedic Surgery

Keep Your Bones Healthy with Nutrition

By: DeAnne Yon Bruner, RD, LDN, LNHA, Registered Dietitian, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Osteoporosis is the disease process when a person’s bones become weak and brittle due to the loss of too much bone, not making enough bone or a combination of both. The National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that about 54 million Americans will be affected…
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Fall Prevention Awareness

By: Teresa Hunter, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Did you know that falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in older adults in Florida? How about the fact that one in three older adults falls every year? Or that 20-30% of falls results in a serious injury that often has…
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Want to Prevent Osteoporosis? Start EARLY!

There is an all too familiar scenario playing out these days across the country. Children, and especially adolescents, are not getting enough calcium and vitamin D at a time in their lives when they need it to fuel the incredible increase in bone density occurring as they grow.   They are, therefore, increasing their risk of…
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Osteoporosis, a Silent Public Health Epidemic

By: Hank Hutchinson, M.D. [caption id="attachment_9214" align="alignright" width="139"] Hank Hutchinson, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon with Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic and a member of the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare medical staff.[/caption] The statistics are alarming.  An estimated 9 million adults in the U.S. have osteoporosis, and over 48 million adults have low bone mass according to the…
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