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JointMedica’s Polymotion Hip Resurfacing System Granted Breakthrough Device Designation

Exactech has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a Breakthrough Device Designation for JointMedica’s Polymotion Hip Resurfacing System. Exactech, a minority shareholder of JointMedica Limited, is collaborating with the United...

Paragon 28 Expands Soft Tissue Portfolio

Paragon 28 Inc., a medical device company exclusively focused on the foot and ankle orthopedic market, has announced an expansion of its soft-tissue portfolio with the launch of its Grappler Suture Anchor System. The Grappler Suture Anchor System provides surgeons an...

National Medical Billing Services Acquires Medi-Corp Inc.

National Medical Billing Services, a health care revenue cycle management (RCM) company serving the surgical market, has acquired Medi-Corp Inc., a nationwide RCM services provider specializing in anesthesia, ASCs and pain management. “This partnership will further...

Ga. Governor Signs Surgical Smoke Legislation

Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp recently signed several bills designed to benefit health care providers and patients in Georgia. The new laws will also strengthen the state's health care system, according to a news release. One piece of legislation signed into law by...

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Let’s Beat the Odds

Let’s Beat the Odds

A new report finds that less than 7% of adults in the U.S. practice all five of the healthy behaviors recommended by public health organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Cancer Society.

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The MIND Diet

The MIND Diet

By Charlyn Fargo There’s a new diet plan that may help you remember things. It’s appropriately nicknamed the MIND diet. It stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. A study at Rush University found people who followed the diet closely had...

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Habits to Cultivate

Habits to Cultivate

By Charlyn Fargo This shelter-in-place time has had me thinking about habits – the things I do on a daily basis to stay healthy. I think it’s because so many habits were changed unexpectedly – driving to work, going to the gym, eating out. My daily commute is now up...

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Cooking Inspiration

Cooking Inspiration

By Charlyn Fargo We still are not yet operating at the “normal” we all knew before COVID-19. You may be at a stalemate for what to cook, what to buy and how to continue fixing your meals at home. Here are some tips to help you continue to navigate this new lifestyle...

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Another Win for the Mediterranean Diet

Another Win for the Mediterranean Diet

By Charlyn Fargo Here’s yet another reason to try the Mediterranean diet, which is actually not a strict diet at all but a pattern of eating that focuses on fresh, whole foods and avoids highly processed foods. New research finds it may support healthy aging. And who...

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Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

By Charlyn Fargo For those of us spending more time at home, the refrigerator may be a little too accessible, making it easier to snack a little more often. Whether we’re working from home or not, what we put into our bodies counts. And the little steps we take – or...

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