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Less Pain, Faster Recovery

Quad Cities’ Top Experts Transform Total Joint Surgery Utilizing Mako SmartRobotics™   Submitted by Mississippi Valley Surgery Center   When patients move easier, with less pain and can return to their favorite activities it’s nothing short of life-changing. These transformative success stories have become the standard for total joint surgeons at Orthopaedic Specialists located on […]

I Hear You. “I Know What Keeps You Up at Night.”

By Heidi Huiskamp Collins, Founder and CEO of Huiskamp Collins Investments, LLC   You might already work with a financial advisor. He or she might have rolled over your 401(k), sold you an annuity, or maybe set up a college savings plan for your children or grandchildren. I bet they make sure you get your […]

Recover & Return

By Alexander Germanis   The human body is capable of some truly incredible physical feats. Some people run 100-mile endurance races, some compete in grueling triathlons, and others can perform gravity-defying gymnastics. Amazing skills are not limited to the athletic world, of course. Musicians and artists often utilize tremendous dexterity to perform complex concertos or […]

You May BE the Cure Someone Is Waiting for!

Submitted by BE THE MATCH   Maureen Leuba’s journey battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia was a defining moment in her life. She is not alone. Every three minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer or other blood disease that requires a blood stem cell transplant to survive. Unfortunately, 70 percent of […]

Communication and Education: A Patient’s Guide To Outpatient Procedures

Submitted by Mississippi Valley Surgery Center   Scheduling, planning, and preparing for a surgical procedure can be nerve-wracking and intimidating. That’s true of simple procedures like a child getting their tonsils out, as well as more complex surgeries like a total joint replacement. By the time a patient is referred for a surgery, there’s already […]

Pain Management And Anesthesiology

Successful Outpatient Procedures Rely on Compassionate Care and Expertise Of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists   Submitted by Mississippi Valley Surgery Center   Anesthesia plays a crucial role in every outpatient surgery. While that may seem obvious, there’s more that goes into anesthesia than just putting a patient to sleep for a procedure. Certified registered nurse […]

Can You Lengthen Your Life?

Researchers Explore How To Stay Healthy Longer Want the secret to living a longer and healthier life? Scientists have found ways to prolong the healthy lifespans of worms, mice, and even monkeys. Their work has revealed exciting new clues about the biology of aging. But solid evidence still shows that the best way to boost […]

Autoimmune Diseases – What You Need to Know

Your immune system is supposed to keep you healthy. What happens when it turns against you? Autoimmune conditions can cause symptoms like pain and swelling in the muscles and joints. Your immune system’s job is to keep you healthy by detecting and fighting harmful intruders such as bacteria and viruses. If you have an autoimmune […]

MIGRAINE: What You Need to Know

Migraine is a neurological condition (meaning that it’s a disease of the nervous system) that is associated with severe headaches and other symptoms in the nervous system and body. Migraine headaches can be very intense, often causing pain that throbs and pulses. Headaches aren’t the only symptom that can affect people with migraine: unlike other […]

What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that causes damage in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the arms and legs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. MS is thought to be an immune-mediated disease in which the body’s […]