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A common question Twin Cities Orthopedic Specialist and Osceola Medical Center Orthopedic Medical Direction Steven Meisterling, MD, hears is 'can I improve my joint health?' In this video, Dr. Meisterling explains if you can improve joint health or if you should instead focus on preserving your joint health.

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Oftentimes we get asked by patients, 'what can I do to prepare for a joint replacement and what should I expect after surgery in term of rehabilitation.' Robert Seiberlich, Osceola Medical Center's rehab manager, explains why rehab is important before and after a joint replacement surgery.

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Oftentimes we get asked by patients, 'can exercise ease arthritis pain.' Robert Seiberlich, Osceola Medical Center's rehab manager, explains why exercise is important, how to get started with an exercise routine and when you should discuss arthritis pain with your health-care provider.

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A common question our experts frequently get asked is "is hot or cold therapy better for aching joints?' This week, Robert Seiberlich, Osceola Medical Center's rehab manager, explains when you should use hot or cold therapy, as well as when you should discuss your achy joints with your health-care provider.

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Oftentimes we get asked by patients, 'why do joints pop and crack.' This week, Robert Seiberlich, Osceola Medical Center's rehab manager, explains three reasons why you would experience these noises and when you should discuss it with your health-care provider.

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As the weather changes, you might be experiencing more leg pain while moving outdoors. What’s causing this, you might be asking yourself?

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Kelly Macken-Marble of Wyoming, MN, has been named chief executive officer of Osceola Medical Center.

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Coming up on a year with the Osceola Community Health Foundation, Director Jill Leahy reflects on the Foundation, the transition through the pandemic, successes and challenges, and giving during these tipsy-turvey times.

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Raising a baby can be stressful with the late nights, lack of sleep and common illnesses. When parents can’t afford basic needs for their child, it can become dire. That is the situation for one in three families in the United States who report having a diaper need. 

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Acne is very common disease that affects 85 percent of teenagers. It is frustrating for most of us, but effects everyone differently. Having good hygiene is an important part of treatment, so start washing your face to make sure creams and their active ingredients can be effective. Any gentle cleanser will work, however, OMC's Dermatologist Dr. Pappas, of St. Paul Dermatology, Ltd. recommends using Dove soap, Cetaphil cleanser, or CeraVe cleanser. Another thing to consider is if what you are eating is causing your acne. Recent studies suggest that dairy products can affect acne, however, most of this research does not show marked improvements after dietary restrictions. Instead, we recommend eating a well-balanced diet.

Acne treatments are available to treat existing pimples and prevent new ones from developing. The two types of acne have different treatment plans, so it is important to understand which one, if not both, you have.

Inflammatory Pimples

These are red bumps and underground lesions that come to white pustular heads, often referred to as cysts or in medicine-nodules. We call these “underground pimples” or “subterranean pimples.” Your dermatologist may recommend the following treatment options to consider:

  • Benzyl peroxide creams
  • Antibiotic lotions and antibiotic pills
  • Birth control pills and other hormonal therapies including spironolactone
  • Red light, blue light and lasers
  • Finacea, also known as azelex*
  • Accutane

 

 

Comedones

These are plugged pores, referred to as blackheads and whiteheads. Whiteheads are red pimples that come to a white pustular head when the skin closes over the pore opening. These tend to feel like small sand pebbles under your skin. Your dermatologist may recommend the following treatment options to consider:

  • Differenin, also known as adapalene cream
  • Retin-A, also known as tretinoin cream
  • Tazorac, also known as tazarotene
  • Finacea, also known as azelex (This product is an effective treatment for both inflammatory pimples and comedones)

 


About Anastasios Pappas, MD

Anastasios Pappas, MD, is a board certified Dermatologist of St. Paul Dermatology, Ltd. in St. Paul, MN. As a dermatologist, he diagnosis and treats diseases of the skin, such as acne, hair loss, skin cancer, eczema, psoriasis and MOHS surgery. Dr. Pappas and his staff offer down to earth care in a personable fashion, combining experience, knowledge and technology. His philosophy is “if it matters to you, it means everything to us."

In addition to starting a practice at Osceola Medical Center in 2019, Dr. Pappas sees patients from his practice, St. Paul Dermatology, Ltd. in St. Paul, MN. In the past, he has practiced in the St. Croix Valley area and is very excited to provide care to former patients and community.

Osceola Medical Center is committed to helping you find the right provider; someone that you and your family can trust. For more provider bio information, visit us on our website at https://myomc.org/staff. To schedule a dermatology appointment with Dr. Pappas, call us today at 715-294-5680.

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