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November 26, 2019

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OrthoAtlanta physicians, staff and guests welcomed new physicians, Dr. Travis W. Littleton, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity, and Dr. Felix A. Rodriguez-del Rio, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle during an open house event held at the OrthoAtlanta Piedmont West office on October 24, 2019. The event was attended by many area medical, business and community members.

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The holidays provide time for gathering with family and friends, but the temptation can be great to splurge with overstuffed buffet tables, multi-course meals, and bountiful desserts. Healthy eating, including a focus on bone health, shouldn’t take a holiday.  By learning about the best foods for healthy bones and also those to avoid, you'll be surprised at how easy it is to incorporate healthy recipes and food selections into your holiday meal planning, party trays and buffet table noshing. Consider these healthy holiday eating tips that can help support healthy bones.

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Health Tip: Dealing With Stress by Writing
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Hitting the Highway This Holiday Season? Buckle Up in Front and Back
If you're among the millions of Americans planning to take to the road this holiday season, remember to make everybody in your vehicle buckle up. Each year, hundreds of unbelted back seat passengers are killed in crashes, according to a new Govern ...

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AHA News: Sweet Potatoes Are a Holiday Dish to Be Thankful For
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AHA News: Regular Fasting Could Lead to Longer, Healthier Life
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