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Posted: Dec 31, 2019

What to Expect after Heart Surgery

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

On average, recovering from minimally invasive cardiac surgery takes 2 to 4 weeks — versus the 6 to 12 weeks’ recovery for an open-heart procedure. But each patient journey is unique. Find out what you can expect after MICS and other minimally invasive heart procedures.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2019

Knee Replacement Recovery: What to Expect

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

Thanks to advances in technology — like the robotic surgical assistant ROSA — recovery times for knee replacement surgeries have been drastically reduced. So what kind of recovery and rehab can patients expect after a Total Knee Arthroplasty these days? We talked with SMH medical experts to find out.

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Posted: Jun 18, 2019

More Middle-aged Patients Getting Joints Replaced

Written by Senior Communications Editor Kim Savage

Improvements in implants and surgical techniques are prompting more people to choose joint replacement surgery at increasingly younger ages. But how young is too young? Orthopedic surgeons Edward Stolarski, MD, and Sean Dingle, MD, weigh in.

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Posted: Apr 16, 2019

Relief for New & Pregnant Moms

Written by SMH Physical Therapist Kristi Kliebert

Pregnancy brings about many wondrous changes in a woman’s body — some exciting and others not so much. Sometimes, there’s just no relief for pregnancy-related issues. But thankfully, there is a way to prevent or remedy urinary incontinence during pregnancy and after birth.

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Posted: Feb 13, 2019

Tuning in to the Healing Power of Music

Written by SMH Oncology Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

Music is a powerful medium that crosses all boundaries to move us in infinite ways and to connect us, with each other and with ourselves. Whether it’s lyrical or instrumental, heard or felt, live or a recording, music is a universal language and an instrument of healing. Find out how therapeutic music and Music Therapy are helping patients and caregivers.

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