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Ankle Arthritis Causing You Trouble? –– Physicians' Clinic of Iowa

Ankle Arthritis Causing You Trouble?

By Dr. Scott Ekroth, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa

Ankle arthritis can be a debilitating problem for active adults, especially when symptoms interfere with daily activities. While not as common as arthritis in the hip or the knee, many individuals undergo the same symptoms of pain, stiffness, loss of motion, and catching in their ankle joints. […]

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Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction: The importance of awareness –– Physicians' Clinic of Iowa

Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction: The importance of Awareness –– Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa
By Dr. Kahlil Andrews, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine

A diagnosis of breast cancer can be a very emotionally overwhelming experience. Add to that the mountain of information you receive from medical and radiation oncologists, breast surgeons, medical geneticists, and plastic and reconstructive surgeons and it’s likely your head is spinning. For those feeling “information overload,” here’s what you need to know post-mastectomy. […]

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Varicose Veins—Not Just a Cosmetic Problem

Varicose Veins—Not Just a Cosmetic Problem

By Dr. David Lawrence, FACS, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine

Varicose veins are a frequent and distressing problem that affects millions of people each year. However, these bulging and unsightly veins are more than just a cosmetic problem. Varicose veins can cause a variety of symptoms such as pain, fatigue, aching, itching, burning, and heaviness. […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: What to Expect – Physicians' Clinic of Iowa

Rheumatoid Arthritis: What to Expect
By Sarah Sebetka, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease, in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue, specifically synovium—the thin membrane that lines the joints. When attacked, fluid builds up in the joints causing inflammation and pain. […]

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Don't ignore osteoporosis – Physicians' Clinic of Iowa, LIVING WELL Magazine

Osteoporosis: Don’t ignore it!

By Dr. Ritu Munjal, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa—Osteoporosis & Bone Health, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine

It’s another new year and when you think about staying healthy, you probably think about making lifestyle changes to prevent conditions like heart disease or stroke. However, keeping your bones healthy to prevent osteoporosis should be at the top of your to-do list this year. […]

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Physicians' Clinic of Iowa–Hematology & Oncology on a breakthrough cancer therapy

Local Men Are Among First in Iowa to Receive Breakthrough Cancer Therapy

Men living with advanced prostate cancer now have an innovative treatment option new to Iowa, and now at Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa—Hematology & Oncology.

Courtesy Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa—Hematology & Oncology, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine
According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in the U.S. and the third most common cancer worldwide. […]