National Senior Health & Fitness Week

Join the Center for Health & Fitness for National Center Health & Fitness Week, the nation’s largest health event encouraging all older adults to take action toward maintaining and improving their health. Enjoy FREE classes, educational lectures and assessments.

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Boomers are going bionic, and they want joint replacements to let them do it all

Baby boomers, determined to keep moving no matter what wear and tear and arthritis have wrought, are fueling a surge in joint replacements. Taking advantage of improved artificial joints and surgical methods, aging Americans are getting so many new hips, knees, shoulders, and ankles that orthopedic surgeons are having trouble meeting the demand.

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Osteoarthritis Frequently Asked Questions

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common disorder that affects the joints and is caused by a loss of cartilage. Cartilage is the covering over the ends of bones that serve to provide a smooth gliding surface. When this cartilage surface is lost or destroyed, the underlying bone becomes exposed. As the disease progresses, more cartilage is lost and eventually bone rubs against bone within the joint.

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Top Five Internet Sensations

As The New York Times reports, "It would be fair to argue that the internet was, for the most part, a rancid stew of awful in 2017. But it wasn’t all bad. Let’s not forget those flashes of light, the videos and memes that brought genuine joy into the world. There were moments of goodness and humanity, and they deserve to remembered."  Check out the internet sensations here: Five Times the Internet Was Fun