Where are the women in orthopedics?
The orthopedic industry is ever-changing, with new robots and surgical techniques seemingly always around the corner. But one aspect of this vibrant industry hasn't changed much since its conception — the lack of women in the operating rooms. Orthopedics has the least amount of female physicians when compared to other specialties, with just 10 percent of women making up the orthopedic workforce, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report 2023," and that number shrinks when examining the number of women of color in the field. Five orthopedic surgeons from the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, a networking organization for female orthopedic surgeons, connected with Becker's to discuss why there are so few women in orthopedics.Source: Becker's Orthopedic Review
Achilles Tendinitis: What Is It, and What Are the Treatments?
Chronic tendon issues are a frequent source of pain and can limit activity. They become more common with age, weight and certain activities, and early and appropriate diagnosis by a doctor is critical to get the best outcomes. The Achilles tendon is the biggest tendon in the human body. It connects the calf to the foot, and it is responsible for push-off power. The tendon is critical for stability during standing, walking, running and other activities. During muscle contraction, the tendon functions as a rope. It has elasticity to generate the tension required to handle the force of six times a person’s body weight.Source: U.S. News & World Report
The Benefits Of Walking Just 10 Minutes A Day
It can feel intimidating to commit to an ongoing fitness plan, especially one that meets recommended guidelines in the U.S. The CDC recommends 150 minutes of moderate physical activity each week. While a single burst of short exercise — in this case, a 10-minute walk — won’t meet these moderate physical activity recommendations, you could still reach the goal by taking three 10-minute brisk walks each day.Source: Reporter Health
2023 “Top Doctors” List Features 12 Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation Faculty
Each year, Connecticut Magazine recognizes exceptional physicians in its annual “Top Doctors” issue. The 2023 list features more than 250 Yale Medicine physicians who were selected by their peers as the best in their fields, which includes 12 members of the Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation faculty.
Tips for staying safe on the road during Motorcycle Awareness Month
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and with the summer season on the way, more motorcyclists will be heading out on the Connecticut roads and highways. These safety reminders are for everyone on the road. Whether you’re driving in a vehicle or a motorcycle, everyone needs to be cautious and share the road.Source: WTNH
What Is Sciatica? Symptoms, Causes And Treatment
About 10% of people in the U.S. per year experience sciatica, which refers to pain caused by a compressed nerve in the lower spine that typically radiates from the low back down the leg(s), according to the CDC. Sciatica usually develops in people between the ages 30 and 50, but it can also affect younger people who may have nerve damage from an incident, such as a sports injury or a car accident, and older adults with conditions like arthritis. Although sciatica is common, various treatments may provide relief for sciatica pain and discomfort, according to experts.Source: Forbes Health
Austrian Scholar Working with Yale to Quantify Patient Recovery Benchmarks
Wolfgang Grosek is a visiting Marshall Plan Scholar from the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) Entrepreneurial School in Austria who is conducting research at Yale thanks to a collaborative project between the School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS) and the School of Medicine. Grosek’s research project, which is entitled “Digitalization of the Physical Performance Test and Training,” will serve as the foundation for his master’s thesis in the field of mechatronics and smart technologies with a focus on electrical engineering at MCI. The research also has the potential to dramatically impact physical medicine and rehabilitation in orthopaedics.
This Is the Absolute Best Workout for Brain Fog, According to a Physiatrist and Neuropsychologist
Sometimes our brains don’t work quite as efficiently as we would like them to. Whether a side effect of an illness, like long COVID, or related to stress, lack of sleep or simply getting older, brain fog has become an increasingly more common medical term to describe feelings of fogginess, sluggishness and even forgetfulness. The good news is simple healthy habits, like exercise, can help improve brain fog. But knowing what types of exercises to do is key.Source: Parade
Connecticut Magazine’s 2023 “Top Doctors” issue recognizes 81 Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center physicians
Each year, Connecticut Magazine recognizes some of the state’s best physicians, who provide exceptional care for patients, with its annual “Top Doctors” issue. This year’s list includes 82 physicians from Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the state.
Health Headlines: Can gardening replace your daily workout?
Can gardening replace your daily workout, and what’s more important, how many steps you take or your pace? Plus, what to know about returning to a sport after an injury. Dr. Liz Gardner, a Yale Medicine orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Yale School of Medicine, talks about these topics with Lisa Carberg.Source: WTNH
The 10 Best Electrolyte Powders Of 2023 To Keep Your Body Hydrated
Doctors, nutritionists, and fitness experts unanimously agree that staying hydrated is a crucial component of overall health. Hydration impacts energy levels, brain function, digestion, muscle health, skin health, sleep, and more. Still, research shows 75% of Americans struggle with hydration. Because mineral balance is key to hydration pathways in our body, the best electrolyte powders can be used to help you stay hydrated and replenish some nutrients you may be lacking. Yale Medicine physician, Jennifer Hankenson, MD, explains.Source: mindbodygreen
Can You Be Too Old or Young for a Hip Replacement?
It’s a harsh but undeniable truth that our bodies will suffer a little wear and tear over time. We’ve all gotten used to a few extra creaks as the years go on — but some of these changes can be hard to live with, especially if they’re accompanied by debilitating pain. One of the more common (and most inconvenient) of these developments is issues with our hips. The good news is that, in some cases at least, there’s a (relatively) simple solution.Source: Katie Couric Media
When to Use Heat—and When to Use Ice—for Sore Muscles, Back Pain, and More
Heat and ice work in very different ways to help ease discomfort and promote recovery. Ice or cold therapies numb the area and constrict the blood vessels, causing less circulation to the area and generally decreasing any swelling. Heat, on the other hand, increases the blood flow and loosens up the surrounding joints and muscles. Not every ache and pain should be treated exactly the same way, so the guidance for when to use which modality—hot vs. cold—isn’t always the same either.Source: Real Simple
Ree Drummond Says This Is the Most Surprising Factor That Led to Her 55-Pound Weight Loss Journey
Ree Drummond, AKA The Pioneer Woman, has been incredibly candid about her weight struggles. Last year the 54-year-old revealed exactly how she lost 55 pounds in just over a year after tipping the scale at her “highest weight ever”–and no, it didn’t involve popping a weight loss pill or following a specific diet. Yale Medicine physician, Jennifer Hankenson, MD, explains why her approach is so effective.Source: Parade
What Kind of Doctor Treats Muscle Pain?
Nearly all of us feel muscle pain at some point in our lives. Maybe you pulled your hamstring during a tough workout, or a weekend of yardwork strained a seldom-used muscle. Or maybe you’re recovering from the flu and COVID-19, for which muscle pain can be a symptom. But, if your muscle soreness doesn’t have a clear cause, don’t wait too long to talk to your clinician.Source: HealthCentral
Five Questions with Connecticut Whale Team Physician, Mark Dundas, MD
Team physicians are medically licensed providers who are either a medical doctor (MD) or doctor of osteopathy (DO) and are responsible for the overall medical care for athletes competing in individual, team, and mass participation sporting events. Mark Dundas, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics at Yale School of Medicine and a physiatrist with Yale Medicine, offers an inside look to what it is like serving as the team physician for the Connecticut Whale Women’s Professional Hockey Team.
How To Tell if You Have a Concussion
Parents, coaches and athletes should learn to recognize the signs of a concussion. Usually associated with football, concussions can happen with many other sports including soccer, hockey, gymnastics and cheerleading. A concussion is a subtype of a mild traumatic brain injury and does not require imaging or lab tests for a diagnosis. Instead, healthcare professionals can identify a concussion based on the rapid onset of neurological symptoms following a blow to the head or body. Samantha Smith, MD talks about treatments and safety precautions.Source: Yale New Haven Health