5 of the best ways to protect your joints—a local orthopedic expert weighs in

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exercise at Railroad Park to protect your joints
However you choose to take care of your body, it’s important to be mindful of the long-term impact on your joints. Photo via Railroad Park’s Facebook

Now that spring is here, it only makes sense to get out and move. No matter your favorite form of movement, it’s important to protect your joints at any age. We reached out to Dr. Thomas E. Powell, affiliated with Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, for his top tips on staying healthy this spring and beyond. Here’s what he said.

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4 women physicians at Brookwood Baptist Health offer 5 pro tips for how to live your best life

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“I love getting a mammogram!” said no woman ever, but it sure does give you peace of mind, and a chance at early detection if there’s a problem. Photo via Brookwood Baptist Health

March is Women’s History Month, so we thought it would be a good time to ask women physicians for their women’s health pro tips. Here’s what four doctors with Brookwood Baptist Health had to say.

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Learn about the most common heart rhythm problem in the country + save a life

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Electrophysiologists can be an essential part of some patients’ heart health team. Photo via Brookwood Baptist Medical Center’s Facebook

If you read one thing today, make it this. I first heard about atrial fibrillation (or AFib) after my Mom had a stroke. Thankfully, she’s fine now. But when I spoke to two heart rhythm specialists with Brookwood Baptist Health, they said sadly, that’s the way most people learn of this potentially deadly, yet treatable, condition. Keep reading for the basics. The life you save might be your own—or that of someone you love.

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Sleepless in Birmingham? Find out from local experts what you can do

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Tired of tossing and turning? Photo via Brookwood Baptist Medical Center’s Facebook

How often do you wake up feeling more tired in the morning than the night before? Lack of quality sleep impacts way more than your mood—it can have major long-term health consequences. To find out how to sleep like a baby, we talked with the experts at Brookwood Baptist Health.

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