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Understanding the Pros and Cons of Reverse Shoulder Replacement

June 28, 2022

Arthritis can lead to pain, swelling, and inflammation in a person’s joints. When a patient has arthritis in their shoulder, even basic tasks can become difficult, such as lifting a box or reaching up to a high cabinet. One option for treating severe shoulder pain and arthritis is reverse total shoulder replacement surgery. Learn more […]

A physical therapist treats a patient with an injured knee.

Why You Should Not Delay Torn ACL Treatment

June 16, 2022

A torn ACL can cause pain, swelling, and instability in the knee joint. A patient with an ACL injury may struggle with walking, jogging, or playing the sports they enjoy. While some patients with minor ACL injuries can find relief through physical therapy, physicians are increasingly recommending reconstruction surgery to treat major ACL tears. Learn […]

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Male Breast Cancer: Why Men Should Perform a Self-Exam

June 8, 2022

Breast cancer does not just affect women: men can develop the disease, too. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in every 100 breast cancer diagnoses in the United States is found in a male patient. Fortunately, early detection can make breast cancer easier to treat. Learn more in this […]

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Colon Cancer Symptoms You Could Be Missing

June 4, 2022

Colon cancer occurs when malignant cells grow in the large intestine. Since cancer can begin in the colon or rectum, these often are grouped and referred to as colorectal cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 106,180 people will develop colon cancer in 2022. The good news is that colon cancer rates have dropped […]

A patient holds a pained knee

What Is the Best Age to Have a Knee Replacement?

June 3, 2022

When patients experience knee pain, one solution might be knee replacement surgery. But what is the best age to have a knee replacement? Since not all knee pain springs from the same source, your individual diagnosis is an important element. Other factors include your current mobility and pain levels, as well as the prognosis. Orthopedics […]

A patient wears a knee brace

How to Sleep after ACL Surgery and Other Tips for a Good Night of Rest

May 31, 2022

If you plan to undergo surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament of your knee, or ACL, this is a good time to think about how to take care of yourself after discharge. Make plans with caretakers for traveling to medical appointments and checkups, line up equipment you will need, and even rearrange furniture to maximize […]

Zenna Family Names Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

May 27, 2022

Hospital Leadership, Zenna Family Participated in Naming and Ribbon Cutting of RUMC’s NICU May 27, 2022 –Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) held a ribbon cutting Wednesday May 25 at 4:00 pm on the third floor to name its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  Dr. Daniel J. Messina, PdD, FACHE and Chief Executive Officer of RUMC, announced the […]

Resources for New York Families Amid Infant Formula Shortages

May 24, 2022

As a result of Abbott Nutrition’s voluntary recall of certain powdered infant formulas, there is an infant formula shortage. If you or someone you know can’t find infant formula for your baby, please see the resources below.  MANUFACTURE HOTLINES: ➡️ Gerber’s MyGerber Baby Expert ( reach a certified nutrition or lactation consultant by phone, text, […]

Richmond University Medical Center Marks May As Mental Health Awareness Month

May 18, 2022

Hospital Leadership, Community Leaders Tied Ribbons in Recognition of Those Struggling with Mental Illness Since 1949, America has observed May is Mental Health Month. On May 17, Richmond University Medical Center leadership, staff, and community leaders tied ribbons around trees on hospital property to bring attention to the needs of individuals who struggle with mental […]

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Movements and Activities to Avoid after Knee Replacement Surgery

May 13, 2022

After the initial physical therapy and rehabilitation services that follow knee replacement surgery, patients may have questions about their activities and movements going forward. They may ask themselves questions such as: How much is too much exercise? When can I start playing tennis again? How long will it take me to feel normal again? The […]