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The Healing Podcast - Brought to you by MarinHealth

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The Benefits of Sports Medicine From a prima ballerina to a high school football player, to a weekend mountain biker in his fifties, sports medicine doctors work with professional and amateur athletes of all ages. Sedentary people who want to start working out safely can also benefit from seeing a Sports Medicine doctor. In this podcast, Dr. Kristin Wingfield, a Clinical Professor at UCSF Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, discusses the types of injuries she treats and how her specialty helps people prevent, move through, and recover from movement-related injuries.
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The Benefits of Sports Medicine From a prima ballerina to a high school football player, to a weekend mountain biker in his fifties, sports medicine doctors work with professional and amateur athletes of all ages. Sedentary people who want to start working out safely can also benefit from seeing a Sports Medicine doctor. In this podcast, Dr. Kristin Wingfield, a Clinical Professor at UCSF Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, discusses the types of injuries she treats and how her specialty helps people prevent, move through, and recover from movement-related injuries.
Enhancing Surgical Precision With VELYS Total Knee Replacement When it comes to joint replacement, precision is everything. The right angle, the right fit, the right implant–all are essential for a good outcome.VELYS robotic-assisted knee replacement is a state-of-the-art alternative, not just to manual surgery but to older robotic knee replacement technologies.Dr. Jeff Barry, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Clinical Fellowship Director, Division of Adult Reconstruction at MarinHealth, has performed many knee replacements. Here, he explains the advantages the VELYS procedure poses for both patients and physicians. While not appropriate in every case, VELYS robotic knee replacement is an important addition to an orthopedic surgeon’s tool kit.
Prevention: the Best Way to Strike Out Stroke Stroke is the #5 cause of death and the #1 cause of long-term disability in the US. Fortunately, 80% of strokes are treatable and preventable. Knowing the symptoms of stroke and your risk factors for having one is important, but lifestyle modifications are the key to prevention.Nicole Pacha and Maureen “Mo” Stull are Registered Nurses and Stroke Program Coordinators at MarinHealth Medical Center. In this podcast, they detail how to reduce your stroke risk, from rethinking your diet to enhancing communication with your doctor to get the most out of your medical appointments.
Preventing and Managing Lymphedema Living with lymphedema is challenging. Without proper management, the condition progresses, limiting motion, strength, and stability. Because lymphedema is usually caused by bodily trauma such as lymph node removal, surgery, radiation, pr infection, patients may not be in the best of health when they first start treatment. They need hands on physical therapy, support, and encouragement to keep the condition under control.Jennifer Fernandez and Michelle Haas are both certified lymphedema therapists at MarinHealth. In this podcast, they cover the difference between primary and secondary lymphedema, the types of therapies they provide, and the importance of personalizing treatment to the individual.
Understanding Transient Ischemic Attacks Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack? The symptoms are the same, and both require an immediate visit to the Emergency Department. In fact, a person if you are admitted to the hospital with a Transient Ischemic Attack, or TIA, you will get a full stroke workup. If a TIA goes untreated, there is a 10% chance of having a stroke within three months.In this podcast, Dr. Ilkcan Cokgor, a neurologist and a member of the medical staff at MarinHealth, explains the difference between a TIA and a stroke. Find out why medical professionals don’t use the term “mini stroke” to describe a TIA. Learn the difference between ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. And be sure to learn the signs of stroke–the life you save could be your own.
Avoiding a Secondary Stroke If you’ve had a stroke, chances are fear of a recurrence is always in the back of your mind. The current recurrence rate for US stroke survivors is around 10% yet many of these secondary strokes could have been avoided. That’s why it’s wise to do all you can to maintain a healthy lifestyle.Dr. Ilkcan Cokgor, a Neurologist and member of the medical staff at MarinHealth, has some good advice to help you stay well. Some of the topics covered in this podcast include the risk factors for a secondary stroke, the difference between ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, and the importance of staying on your medication.
TPA: Life-saving Stroke Treatment “Time is brain.” That’s the adage doctors use when they talk about surviving a stroke with minimal damage to the brain. If the patient is having an ischemic stroke, the kind that is caused by a blood clot, doctors have a four-and-a-half-hour window from the onset of the stroke to administer TPA. So, what is TPA and how does it work?As a member of the medical staff at MarinHealth, neurologist Ilkan Cokgor is an expert in the treatment of stroke. In this podcast, she explains how stroke patients are evaluated, when TPA is an appropriate treatment, and when interventional neurology can be used to remove a clot.
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