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Repairing knee cartilage now can prevent osteoarthritis, joint replacement later

Knee

Articular cartilage — the soft white cartilage that covers the ends of the bones and helps joints to move smoothly — is vital to the structure and function of knee joints. It also helps to absorb the forces throughout the knee. Once damaged, cartilage is unable to repair itself and the joint cartilage gradually wears away.

Children susceptible to mood changes in winter

Seasonal affective disorder in children

As the hours of sunlight and average temperature outside drop, our moods or attitudes can do the same.

When our mood is significantly affected by a seasonal change, it is called depression with a seasonal pattern. You often may hear this condition referred to as the winter blues or winter depression, as it is most prevalent in the fall and winter months from November to March.

How to ensure kids' toys are safe when buying gifts

Christmas toy safety

As children write their holiday wish lists, it’s important for adults to know that most toys are not one-size-fits-all. Catalogs, television commercials, store displays and online advertising inundate us with images of the latest toys and gadgets, but not every toy is right for every child. Make sure you and other gift-givers are safety smart before you hit the stores this holiday season. 

Cardiology services update: Manhattan hospital outlines optimized cardiology program

Recently, there have been articles and letters to the editor regarding the change in cardiology services available at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. One of the primary goals in this recent decision was to provide more consistent local cardiology care to patients at Ascension Via Christi Hospital. We would like to address some of the concerns we’ve heard and hopefully, provide some clarification to the recent changes that were put into effect this month. 

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