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Joint Care & Replacement

Tender, Swollen Joints? Evaluating and Treating Early May Prevent Long-term Debilitating Damage

Pictured above left to right, Laura Grantham, PA-C; Reshad Mahmud, MD; Daniel Moon, MD, Valley's three newest rheumatology providers.  There’s a misconception that inflammatory conditions affect mostly older patients, but they often impact much younger people in their prime—in their 20s and 30s. By catching inflammation of the joints early, rh...

Neck & Back Care

Preventing Low Back Pain While You’re Expecting— Tips for Pregnancy Posture

by Janelle Trippany DPT, CLT-LANA, PRPC, Lymphedema and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist III, Valley Medical Center Rehabilitation Services Good posture is always important, but during pregnancy it’s essential. As your belly expands during pregnancy, your center of gravity shifts. The natural tendency is to allow your pelvis to tilt forward, causing...

Orthopedics

Reproductive Lead Shielding No Longer Needed for X-ray or CT Appointments

Do you have an upcoming X-ray or CT appointment? Thanks to advances in technology, gonadal (testicles and ovaries) and fetal (baby) lead apron shields are no longer necessary, per the American College of Radiology and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.