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Alternatives to Joint Surgery

Dear Dr. Raff, I am 70 years old and have tremendous pain in my knee and hip. My orthopedist says I need a joint replacement, but I dislike surgery. Are there any other alternatives? This is an important question especially for those over 60 years – old who suffer from severe ankle, knee, hip, lower…

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Beware of Flu Shots

Flu vaccine is one of the weakest, giving protection for 2-3 months against specific strains of flu. Those over 60 years of age tend to have weaker immune system, which have protection for up to 6 weeks, and only in 65-75% of people. Flu shots should be taken as late as possible, end of November…

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