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If You Need Another Reason to Quit Smoking It’s This

 Each year, more than 480,000 deaths occur in the United States due to a preventable cause – cigarette smoking (source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention). We know that smoking increases the chance for strokes, coronary heart disease, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer and harms every organ in our bodies. Smoking also has a negative…read more


Foot Surgery as a Teen Leads to a Career in Podiatry

Get to know Kelly John, DPM, MHA When choosing a physician, it’s important to know not only their credentials, but why they do what they do. You can read our physicians’ bios on our website, but we thought we’d dig a little deeper to find out what makes them tick. Why did they choose their…read more


Hip Arthroscopy Gets Patients Back to Normal Activity Faster

A version of the following article first appeared in the Rockford Chamber of Commerce’s February issue of The Voice. Does sitting in a chair at work all day aggravate your hip? What about climbing stairs, flexing at the hip, or getting in a low chair?  Pain from these types of simple activities can be tell-tale signs…read more


Exercise for Older Adults – Just Do It!

Exercise at any age is important for health, vitality and overall wellbeing. By incorporating consistent, daily activity with various endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility exercises, people age 65 and older have a better chance of preventing injuries associated with age and preventing chronic diseases. And while the benefits of exercise most often outweigh the risks,…read more


March is Brain Injury Awareness Month – What You Need to Know About TBI

It’s a growing problem in the U.S. and it’s showing no signs of decreasing. The number of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) is rising at an alarming rate in sports, recreational activities and through military service. TBI occurs when trauma to the head inflicts damage to the way the brain functions. This can happen due to…read more


Get to Know Ryan Enke, MD

When choosing a physician, it’s important to know not only their credentials, but also why they do what they do. You can read our physicians’ bios on our website. However, we thought we’d dig a little deeper to find out what makes them tick. Why did they choose their specialty? When was the moment in…read more