What is CRISPR and Why You Need to Know

There is and up and coming technology in the medical field that is set to do things only imagined, and it is coming at us rapidly. Crispr is a novel gene-editing technology, changing the DNA of genes inside the body, potentially curing disease, instead of using medicines that treat symptoms/diseases. For example, medicines are used treat sickle cell anemia; the patient is never cured and endures many hospital visits to stay alive. Crispr targets the root of the disease in the gene, thus making a cure possible when it couldn’t previously be imagined. The technology is easy to use, making it desirable for many applications. In the orthopedic world, there are studies being started to improve osteoarthritis and improve bone/cartilage repair. It is exciting to hear about the amazing possibilities using Crispr. Read more in the recent article from the Wall Street Journal here:

Gene Editing Will Change Medicine—and Maybe Health Investing Too – WSJ

Paragon Orthopedic Center is Moving!

Today is the last day in the clinic most people in Southern Oregon have known as Paragon’s home for the last decade and a half! If you have been in the Ramsey Avenue building over the past week, you will have noticed the bare-bones appearance as the progressive move has proceeded. (Pun intended.) After months of transforming the new building, it is set to open on Monday, December 18th and our staff could not be more excited! Luckily, if you show up at the wrong building, it’s just a short walk across the street. You can’t miss the Southern Oregon Orthopedics sign across Nebraska Avenue. Patients will notice much more room and comfort, as well as modern upgrades. Physical therapy will be right in the same building for your convenience! Feel free to stop by for a look: 1780 Nebraska Avenue in Grants Pass.

Grants Pass Parade 2023 and Paragon’s Float: A Rainy Hit!

Despite the drenching rains, the crowds came out to celebrate the Christmas season on Saturday. Paragon Orthopedics arrived early with a spot at the beginning of the parade and you could not miss the ginormous skeleton coming down 6th Street. Confusion gave way to smiles as people realized it was fitting for an orthopedic clinic to have a float with a 12-foot, seasonally dressed bony statue as their centerpiece. Not to be missed was Mr. Bones at the back, kicking his feet up in a recliner next to the fireplace. Well done to Carl and staff who put in many rainy hours creating this festive float!

ATTENTION: Dogs are Good For Your Health!

There are few people who would deny dogs are fun animals, but did you know there are actual health benefits from owning one? The Mayo Clinic has an article that details how they:

  • get you moving
  • help your weight
  • promote socialization
  • help manage anxiety and stress
  • combat loneliness

If you don’t already own one, make sure you read the exciting details of this article and maybe you might consider adopting a dog. Josephine County Animal Shelter has many adorable pets available today, like Sisco and baby FlipFlop!
Adoptable Pets | animal-shelter (jocoshelter.com)

Read the article here:
Dogs are good for your health – Mayo Clinic Health System