162018Jan
Blog: Living With A Pacemaker

Blog: Living With A Pacemaker

A pacemaker is a small device that your cardiologist implants in your chest or abdomen. It has a battery, a computerized generator, and wires with electrodes at the tips. Once implanted, the electrodes sense your heart’s electrical activity and send data through the wires back to the heart. Your cardiologist will program your pacemaker based…

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102018Jan
Blog: Orthopedics, We’ll Get You on the Move!

Blog: Orthopedics, We’ll Get You on the Move!

Are you hobbling from one activity to another? Limiting your movements to prevent pain? Taking too many over-the-counter pain relievers? Your body is telling you it needs help. Listen to it. Ignoring your symptoms is not going to make them go away. If you have joint or muscle problems, you are not alone. Musculoskeletal problems…

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82018Jan
News: Welcome Stephanie Wingerter, CRNP!

News: Welcome Stephanie Wingerter, CRNP!

Please join us in welcoming Stephanie Wingerter, CRNP to our Urology Team! Stephanie Wingerter is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who is originally from Waterford, PA. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Penn State University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, she received her Master…

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42018Jan
Medical: Overcoming Back Pain

Medical: Overcoming Back Pain

Back pain—if you have never experienced it, you are lucky (and you are among the minority). Back pain is one of the most common medical complaints. About one out of every four adults experience back pain for at least 1 day in any 3-month period. Three main causes of back pain: Disease (both hereditary and…

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122017Dec
Blog: Silent Night?

Blog: Silent Night?

Does your partner keep you up half the night sounding like a bulldozer or a freight train? You aren’t alone.  Almost half of adult’s snore occasionally, and 25% snore regularly.  Occasional snoring is not dangerous, but chronic snoring may require medical attention.  Snoring can be stressful on a relationship and leave a bed partner fatigued,…

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282017Nov
Blog: Laughter is the Best Medicine

Blog: Laughter is the Best Medicine

Laughter is the best medicine. When was the last time YOU laughed? Why laughing is good for you: Laughing actually produces positive physical changes in your body that boost your health immediately and over the long term, according to the Mayo Clinic. For example, laughing: Releases endorphins and dopamine, which are feel-good hormones Relieves stress…

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212017Nov
Healthy Living: Knee Replacements Lasting Twice As Long at IRMC Physician Group Orthopedics

Healthy Living: Knee Replacements Lasting Twice As Long at IRMC Physician Group Orthopedics

IRMC Physician Group Orthopedics now performing innovative, custom total knee replacements. The new custom total knee replacements are unique to each individual patient and last twice as long as any other knee replacement option. We are using products from Smith & Nephew Orthopedics, such as the Visionaire custom cutting blocks and the Oxinium technology. The…

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172017Nov
Avoid Wrinkles in Your Date Night Plans with Dermatologist Yousuf Qureshi, M.D.

Avoid Wrinkles in Your Date Night Plans with Dermatologist Yousuf Qureshi, M.D.

Have you heard the news? Botox is not just for women anymore. The wives of Brett Braun (Kate) and Nathan Kovalchick (Karen) watch as their husbands have their first “Brotox” procedure done by Harvard Medical School trained Dermatologist, Yousuf Qureshi, M.D. It took the wives some time to convince their husbands “this stuff really works!” You may…

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