HealthLeader

An Online Wellness Magazine produced by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Health Topics - Bones / Joints

Ergonomics Makeover: Make sure your job “fits” you

Sitting all day can be hazardous to your health — and possibly your livelihood....

Children and Arthritis: Though somewhat rare, children can experience painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints

When her 13-year-old son Cole started limping on and off for several months and resisted going anywhere that required a lot of walking, Dana Blount knew something was wrong. “He had a seventh-grade physical and he could not bend over to touch his knees, much less his toes,” she recalls....

The Tipping Point: Nonhealing wounds can give clues to a major problem

When an infection appeared on the back of his right ankle where he had recently had surgery, Guy Tidmore, 62, who lives in Flower Mound just north of Dallas, was concerned. An orthopedic surgeon evaluated the infection, determined that the origin was near the center of an Achilles surgery and operated to remove the infection....

Bone Matters: How broken bones heal themselves, and what you can do to help

If you’ve never broken a bone yourself, you certainly know someone who has. Maybe your child took a spill from a bike, or your mother turned an ankle while mowing the lawn. Broken bones are common. Each year, about 6 million Americans break a bone....