If you are in Paragon Orthopedic Center anytime soon, please wish Shelby Logan, one of our wicked smart Physician’s Assistants, a very happy birthday. We like to celebrate all the birthdays in the office with cake, and Shelby was open to any kind, so she got a green tea cake with a nice spring-green glaze. Cake makes a birthday sweeter! Happy birthday Shelby!
Music has the ability to change our mood, but can it change our health? Studies show that music has many benefits, including helping us learn better, improving our memory, help with mental illness, lowering anxiety, and even managing pain. Paragon Orthopedic Center would encourage you to read up and understand how music can manage pain. The mind is an amazing tool and if music can decrease the use of post-operative pain medicines, it would benefit your recovery in the short and long term. An article by Healthline.com has details about these benefits and many more. Did you know that the oldest musical instrument discovered in southern Germany is over 40,000 years old? Humans have understood there are advantages to music for a very long time.
Yoga uses your own weight as you perform the various poses, which can help build stronger bones. It also helps you with balance and flexibility as you move through the poses. Having better flexibility and balance can reduce accidents and falls. Paragon Orthopedic Center is big on accident prevention. Maybe yoga appeals to you for a healthier body and if so, this is information for you. There are some yoga poses that are better than others for building your bones. Here is an article showing you nine poses that strengthen bones with detailed instructions about each. Don’t miss the best ways to increase bone density at the end of the article.
St. Patrick’s Day is a chance for some to wear too many green pieces of clothing at the same time, drink green beer, and maybe find a wee bit of luck in the day. We are grateful for Saint Patrick, who was taken to Ireland as a slave at 16 for six years, escaped and returned to his homeland, Britain, and then returned to Ireland as a missionary. There are many myths about St. Patrick, but one that remains strong is how he used the three-leaf clover, or shamrock, to explain the Holy Trinity. Therein lies the reason we wear green. Why March 17th, you ask? It is the day of St. Patrick’s death. Why corned beef? It was a cheap and readily available meat to the Irish who came to New England, and a boiled meal became a tradition for them. Check out IrishCentral.com for all sorts of facts and myths about St. Patrick’s Day, and don’t forget to wear green today!
As promised, here is the March Paragon Press newsletter that discusses the new very high-tech option for your knee surgery in Grants Pass. Check it out and learn about the cutting edge technology right here in our town!
This month, the Paragon Orthopedic Center’s newsletter will reveal a high-tech way to have your knee surgery done right here in Grants Pass! Be on the lookout for it this week and learn how wonderful it is that the people of Southern Oregon will have this option for knee surgeries. Paragon Orthopedic Center stays on the cutting edge!
If you consider that food is energy, then you can conclude you need more food at the beginning of the day as you set off to work than you do at the end of the day, when less energy is needed as you slow down toward sleep. Some Europeans, like Spaniards and Germans, have dietary habits that correspond to this theory by eating their heaviest meal at lunch, consuming a light dinner when you don’t need much energy until you go to bed. In an Op-Ed piece written by a dietician, eating more early and less at night is discussed with research that backs it up, as well as thoughts about how snacking fits into the day. You might find what Ms. Tallmadge has to say helpful to control unhealthy food urges and develop an eating plan that can help you lose excess weight. Read more here:
Dr. Bents spends time at meetings around the country to stay up to date on the most modern orthopedic techniques that benefit you as a patient. He spent the past weekend in Denver at a hip arthroscopy lab working with elite surgeons, learning cutting edge techniques in labral repair and augmentation.