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Articles by Sharp Grossmont Hospital Health News Team

Neuropathy is one of the most common medical problems you may not know about. Affecting close to 20 million Americans, peripheral neuropathy — nerve disease or damage — causes pain and suffering in the form of burning, tingling, numbness and pain.

When noninvasive treatments no longer relieve chronic hip or knee pain, patients are referred by their doctor for total joint replacement. While the results can be life-changing for people living with daily pain, it is a serious procedure that carries risks.

It has been said that in war, there are no unwounded soldiers. Sometimes, the deepest wounds are the ones we can’t see. 

Many veterans who return from combat face a new internal battle that continues long after their war has ended. And while they may look fine on the outside, something inside of them has changed forever. We now have a name for what they experience: post-traumatic stress disorder, often referred to as PTSD.

Summer calls for day trips to the park or beach, which involve carefully packing the car with chairs, towels, sunscreen, hats, games and a perfect combination of snacks. 

However, a long day away from home does not mean you have to resort to greasy pizza, salty chips and boiled hot dogs from local vendors. Instead, with a little preparation and these tips from Sharp HealthCare dietitians, you can pack a healthy and delicious picnic for the whole family.

It’s early Saturday morning at Grossmont Center Food Court. Daphne Miller, a perky woman with cropped blonde hair, leads a group of seniors in a series of exercises while upbeat music plays out of a portable speaker. Dressed in sweats, sneakers and T-shirts, the seniors are here to pump up the cardio as part of the Grossmont Mall Walkers program.

Crayons, small blocks, peanuts and beads—all are things that Dr. Corrie Clay, a board-certified pediatrician affiliated with Sharp Grossmont Hospital, has removed from kids’ noses. One of those noses, wedged with a pebble, belonged to her preschool son. “Children are naturally curious,” she says. “They just want to see what will happen.”

While the U.S. continues its battle with the bulge, side effects of the obesity epidemic are also on the rise — some of which can be life threatening. One of these conditions is sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is a common chronic disorder that not only disrupts our much-cherished slumber time, but also affects our health in other ways. There are different types of sleep apnea, but the most common is obstructive sleep apnea or OSA.

Dogs are known as man’s best friend, but that friendship can be tested when your furry pal is more aggressive animal than ally. A dog bite can be painful, upsetting and even deadly if not properly treated.

SPECIAL TO THE EAST COUNTY CALIFORNIAN

It has been proven by medical science that participating in arts and crafts cannot only be rewarding, but also has many self-health benefits. As we celebrate National Craft Month, the staff at Sharp Grossmont Hospital realizes the importance of utilizing arts and crafts that not only benefit the person creating the craft, but with its many opportunities to take that craft and turn it into a gift of love and healing benefits the patients that Sharp Grossmont serves on a daily basis..