• 7 Guidelines to Healthy Weight Loss

    Dietary changes will reduce your risk of breast, colon, and prostate cancers, and also reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 80%! Read this blog for seven “guidelines” to give your body a “tune up.”

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  • Back to School for College Students

    Young adults heading to college—or back to college—have unique health needs such as diet, sleep, exercise, illnesses, stress, mental health and immunizations/testing. 

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  • Understanding ADHD

    ADHD is a common condition, but is often misunderstood. Currently, it’s believed 9% of children ages 3-17 and 2-4% of adults have ADHD. 

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  • Breath of Fresh Air

    Quitting smoking can be incredibly challenging. Some past smokers say that quitting was one of the hardest things they’ve ever done, but also one of the things they’re most proud of doing. Deaconess now offers a new tool in the challenge to quit smoking.

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  • 4 Steps to Safe Backpack Use

    Whether it’s back to school time for your child, or you’re planning a long hike, check out these helpful tips to ensure you know how to safely wear a backpack and promote good posture and spinal health. 

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  • No Bubble Gum Medicine Today


    Doctors are now writing fewer prescriptions for antibiotics for young children. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recommend an end to routine antibiotic prescriptions. 

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  • Back to School Tips

    It’s back-to-school time, which means it’s a great time for some back-to-school tips from a Deaconess Clinic pediatrician. Learn more about getting into a routine, helping your child sleep at night, and school-smart nutrition.

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  • School Physicals and Getting Back into a School Routine

    If your child is just beginning school, they will definitely need a physical and proof of immunizations prior to attending. 

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  • Summer Safety Tips

    If you have kids, you’re likely dealing with some safety worries associated with summer activities. 
    Here are some tips to help your family have a safe and fun summer. 

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  • Visiting the Hospital with Parkinson's: Time Well Spent

    The day arrived for my Joint Replacement Camp at Deaconess Gateway and although I was proactive in preparing for this appointment, my anxiety level was still high. As my anxiety worsened my Parkinson's Disease symptoms worsened which in turn worsened my anxiety.  It was a vicious cycle!

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  • Weekend Warrior to Total Knee

    The normal human knee will tolerate the stresses of life – walking, lifting, running, sports, even extreme sports without wearing out enough to ever require a total joint; but, not every knee is normal.  There are many circumstances that cause a knee to wear out and get osteoarthritis.  Plus, the life expectancy in the year 1900 was about 50 – now it is in to the late 80’s; so, we have over 30 extra years to get osteoarthritis.

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  • Clearing Up the Question about Hip Fractures: When to Replace, When to Fix.

    Hip fractures in the United States represent an epidemic of disease.  As of 2003, there were 2.25 million hip fractures in the world.  Hip fractures are increasing at a rate of approximately 8% every year due to the population aging and increased activity of our seniors and the community.

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  • Defining Arthritis

     Arthritis is a very common condition, affecting as many as half of all Americans in their lifetime. In my more than 20 years of practice, I’ve seen thousands of patients who are suffering from arthritis. It can be a painful and debilitating disease. However, arthritis is a broad term that describes one of several conditions.

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  • What You Need to Know About Heroin

    Heroin use is on the rise in our area and many towns across the United States because heroin is a cheaper alternative for people who are addicted to or are abusing prescription painkillers. These painkillers are becoming harder to get, and are therefore becoming very expensive if obtained illegally.

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  • Health Screenings Men Need - When & Why

    Health screenings help doctors and other providers detect conditions at earlier, more treatable stages.  Whether we’re screening for blood glucose (for diabetes), cholesterol (for heart disease) or PSA (for prostate cancer), the goal of all screenings is to bring attention to a problem or a developing problem.

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