• Tips for Aging Healthier & Happier

    By Becky Richardville, MSW, LCSW, Care Coordinator at Deaconess Primary Care for Seniors
    Growing older is a privilege, but let’s face it—aging definitely brings about changes in our bodies and minds.

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  • All About Head Lice

    Dr. Nancy Grauso-Eby, Deaconess Clinic Pediatrician
    Anyone can get head lice.  Head lice are most common in preschool- and elementary school-aged children. It doesn’t matter how clean your home or hair may be.  It doesn’t matter where children and families live, play and work. 

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  • Shingles

    Dr. James Gutmann, Family Medicine Physician at Deaconess Clinic Mt. Pleasant
    In my 26 years of practicing family medicine, I have treated hundreds of patients with shingles and seen how painful and debilitating it can be. My goal in writing this article is to help people either learn how to potentially avoid shingles, OR help them know what to do if they get shingles. 

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  • Pelvic Pain

    Dr. Francis McDonnell, and Brittany Fulcher, NP, of the Deaconess Comprehensive Pain Centers
    Pelvic pain, especially among women, is a common condition that can significantly impact the quality of your life. Pelvic pain has numerous causes, which also means that there are numerous treatments available, depending on the cause and type of pain. 

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  • Clean Eating in the Summer

    Dr. Emily Krajec, Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Princeton
    Summer months naturally lend themselves to clean eating. It’s important to know how to take advantage of this. Summer also brings cookouts, traveling, and family vacations. It is possible to continue clean eating by remembering a few tips and tricks. 

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  • Managing Fall Allergy Season

    Dr. Jason White, Deaconess Clinic Allergy & Immunology
    As we head into the autumn season, people who haven’t had any sneezes and sniffles all year may begin to experience allergies.  

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  • Single out Shingles: New Medical Advances for Combating Shingles

    Dr. James Gutman, Family Medicine Deaconess Clinic
    Chickenpox are nearly a childhood rite of passage…  Quarantine from others, being doused in calamine lotion and strong inclinations to take a hairbrush to those itchy miserable lesions.  The varicella virus (or chickenpox) primes patients to develop herpes zoster later on in life.

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  • Understanding Your Thyroid

    Dr. Hisham Allababidi, Deaconess Clinic Endocrinologist  
    As an endocrinologist, I help manage issues related to hormones in the body. I see many patients with thyroid disorders, which can lead to a variety of health issues

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  • Healthy Golf Facts

    Do you like to golf? Golf is a great low-risk injury sport for all ages. Here are a few healthy golf facts for you to know next time you're out on the course.

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  • Who Decides, and When? - Understanding Advance Directives.

    Peggy Matacale, Chaplain, Deaconess Religious Life, and Candace Foster, Deaconess Privacy Officer
    Here at Deaconess, patients and family members are making decisions on others’ behalf every single day.  Sometimes the situation is sudden, such as after a car crash.  In other situations, a family member has been in a gradual decline. But in all circumstances it can be a difficult time, so having the right information, with the desired decision-makers, is very important.

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  • Protecting Your Family From Bug Bites

    Dr. Nancy Grauso-Eby, Pediatrician, Deaconess Clinic West
    Summer time means being outside.  And sometimes, that means that insects think that we’re delicious, and begin to bite.
     Fortunately, most bites by mosquitos, flies, fleas and even ticks do NOT cause disease. That being said, the best thing to do for your kids and yourself is to try to prevent the bite in the first place.

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  • Love the Skin You’re In: Four Ways to Combat Psoriasis

    Dr. Clay Davis, Dermatologist, Deaconess Clinic 
    Psoriasis isn’t just an annoying skin condition – it can be a lifelong issue that requires constant management, supervision and treatment.  Psoriasis sufferers experience an accelerated skin cell cycle resulting in scaly patches that are typically dry, itchy and painful.  Psoriasis can affect the nails, scalp and areas with sensitive skin like the underarms.  

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  • Lyme Disease

    Terry Gehlhausen, DO  Deaconess Clinic, Oakland City
    Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in the United States.  More than 100,000 cases have been reported since the disease was first discovered in 1982.  The disease is spread by the bite of a deer tick.

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  • Diabetes: Let's Get Serious

    Dr. Errin Weisman, Deaconess Clinic Family Medicine 
    What disease can rob you of your vision, freeze up your GI tract, steal your sense of touch, obliterate your kidneys and wreak havoc on your blood vessels causing strokes or heart attacks? DIABETES

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  • Father's Day

    Dr. Ron Pyle, Neonatologist at The Women's Hospital
    A day to remember for some, a day to reflect for others and hopefully a day to celebrate all our fathers and what they mean to us. For me, it is a day to say thank you to my hero, my role model, my father. It is also a day to measure how I’m doing as a Dad.

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