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Dry January: Alcohol’s Effect on the Bones

As Wisconsinites, alcohol consumption is deeply engrained within our social gatherings, celebrations, and relaxation. In the New Year, some of us may experiment with “Dry January” after a holiday season of drinking. A month of skipping drinks gives our bodies a chance to rest, and we can reflect on our relationship with drinking alcohol.     Besides […]

Have a Happy Healthy Holiday and New Year | Tips to Keep Winter Joint Pain Away

While the winter season is full of festive fun, it can also bring winter joint aches and pains. The cold makes our muscles tense up. This tension can lead to less mobility and flexibility in the joints. To some degree, feeling slower and stiffer in the winter is natural. It doesn’t help that the holiday […]

Navigating the Court: A Guide to Common Basketball Injuries and How to Stay in the Game

Basketball is an exhilarating sport that demands speed, agility, and teamwork. As fans, we celebrate the awe-inspiring dunks, precision three-pointers, and strategic plays that define the game. However, the fast-paced nature of the game exposes players to various injuries.    At the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin, basketball season also means we see an increase in sprains, […]

Surviving Cold and Flu Season: 4 Healthy Habits to Stay Well

As the leaves change color and the temperature begins to drop, we enter the time of year when cold and flu viruses seem to lurk around every corner. While you may be well-versed in the basics of sneezing etiquette, your everyday habits can also play a significant role in helping to prevent seasonal illnesses.    […]

Restorative Rest: Tips for Healthy Sleep and Reducing Back Pain

Do you wake up stiff and groggy? Even if you’re not a morning person, it’s important to start your day off on the right foot. A good day begins with a restful night of sleep and waking up pain-free with plenty of energy to take on your day. If you’re having trouble sleeping, you may […]

5 Secrets to Staying Fit During the Holidays – Holiday Fitness Tips

‘Tis the season for fun, festivities, and extra time with friends and family. It’s almost inevitable that your regular health and fitness routine will take the backseat during this season of cheer. But keeping on track with fitness during the holiday season doesn’t mean giving up all the indulgences, and keeping active is well worth […]

A Year In Review: Patient Testimonials

A rewarding highlight of this past year has been receiving positive testimonials from our patients. Whether they’ve been through a Google review, a survey response, or an in-person comment, hearing about your positive experiences with your care means so much to our hardworking staff. Plus, your feedback is a part of what helps us be […]

New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Bone Density

With the new year comes new goals. It’s the time of year when many people set up New Year’s Resolutions to step toward improving their health. If you’ve decided to set new goals this year, it’s important to keep in mind that many common health goals like improving your diet, exercise routine and forming healthy […]

8 Tips to Stay Healthy During the Holidays and Keep Up Traditions

The holidays mean delicious food, extra indulgence, and gatherings with friends and family. It can also mean that you have many resolutions to get back on track by the time the new year rolls around. This year, what if you take a different approach? Staying healthy during the holidays doesn’t mean giving up on the […]