Blog Posts in 2020

Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: The Power of Positive Self-Talk

I read a quote recently from the great poet and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson, who once said: “Self-trust is the essence of heroism.” To some, that statement may seem like common sense ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: My Coronavirus Manifesto: Survive and Thrive

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to dramatically alter the world we once knew, we are experiencing a crisis of epic health and economic proportions. With the intense spread of COVID-19 to more ...
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Reopening America Safely and With Optimism: How Can We Create a New and Greater Normal

As individual states and counties throughout the nation begin to rollout or enact plans for reopening post Coronavirus shutdowns, we are all reentering what has become a whole new world. Let’s ...
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U.S. News & World Report: Understanding Knee Cysts

A KNEE CYST, ALSO KNOWN as a popliteal cyst, is a fluid-filled lump that usually causes swelling behind the knee. The condition can lead to a feeling of tightness around the knee. It can also result ...
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U.S. News & World Report: The Coronavirus Pandemic: Together, We Will Win

THESE ARE UNCERTAIN times for our collective humanity. On a local, statewide, national and global scale, people across the world are united in defeating the current enemy that is the coronavirus. ...
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Understanding LCL Injuries

Not as common as isolated ACL or MCL injuries, but they can wreak just as much havoc on the knees. The collateral ligaments can be found on either side of the knee, with the MCL (short for medial ...
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Understanding Hamstring Injuries in Baseball Players

Though common, these types of injury can be a major career setback for professional athletes. Hamstring injuries are common in athletes, especially baseball players. Whereas some sports injuries in ...
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Health Concerns - When is it Time for a Second Opinion

There are no hard and fast rules on this one, but these tips can help. As a provider of specialty surgical treatment for people with knee injuries or knee-related conditions, I am one of those doctors ...
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