My Health Articles

  • Women And Bone Health

    Kim Snyder, PT, Clinic Director, High Pointe Therapy at The Women's Hospital

    Women seem to be very conscientious about getting routine exams completed.  Whether it is a mammogram, yearly physical, and colonoscopy or bone density.  When getting the results we are relieved when everything is negative or normal.

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  • 10 Things Doctors Wish Men Would Do To Protect Their Health: Part 1

    William R. Smith MD, Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Downtown
     
    June is Men’s Health Month, a time for men to reflect on ways they can better care for themselves to be at their best for themselves and their families.
     
    If you could ask your doctor what he or she wishes you would do to protect your health, you’d probably get many answers. 

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  • 10 Things Doctors Wish Men Would Do To Protect Their Health – Part 2

    William R. Smith MD, Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Downtown
     

    In Part One (link?) of this article, I discussed making the most of your doctor’s visit, the dangers of tobacco, the benefits of exercise and sleep, and how you can best monitor your salt intake.

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  • The Survivorship Journey

    Claire Sutherby BSN, RN, CMSRN, Oncology Survivorship Nurse Navigator

    Earlier this month, Deaconess celebrated National Cancer Survivors Day with a special party for cancer survivors and their family and friends.   We celebrated because being a cancer survivor is a special thing!

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  • Fussy Baby? May Be The Formula

    Wm. Michael Crecelius, MD Pediatrics, Deaconess Clinic  

    New parents are familiar with getting little sleep, middle-of-the-night feedings and round-the-clock supervision of infants.  The term “fussy” is often used with babies who experience gastrointestinal distress, bloating, spitting up, constipation or diarrhea after eating.  

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  • Happy Father’s Day! Two Physicians Share Their Prospectives As Fathers

    From Deaconess Clinic Doctors Robert Martin and Bradley Scheu

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  • Keeping Kids Busy and Active During the Summer

    By Deaconess MyHealth editorial staff
     
    School is out, the weather is warm, and you need to keep the kids busy.  Hours on the couch watching TV or playing video games isn’t something that will keep their bodies healthy.
    Here are some suggestions on local ideas that will keep the kiddos busy and moving:

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  • Mole Mystery

    Spirit of Women, Spiritofwomen.com 

    Are you seeing spots? The average person has between 10 and 40 moles, though the number can vary drastically. The number of moles that you have can change throughout your life, as new moles can develop and some may disappear as you age.

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  • Physician Q&A - Father's Day

    Dr. C. Brennan Fitzpatrick, MD, MFM Medical Director, Perinatology Tri-State Perinatology at The Women’s Hospital

    With Father’s Day quickly approaching, we have featured a physician who is also a father.  Here is a quick review of questions to get some answers that reflect the personal side of one of our Dr. Fitzpatrick. 

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  • Drug / Alcohol Addictions and Mental Illness: Co-occurring Disorders

    Donna Lilly, MS, LCSW, LCAC, Chemical Dependency Coordinator, Deaconess Cross Pointe

    Co-occurring disorders are very common and are characterized by a co-existing mental disorder and a chemical dependency/addiction. 

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  • In the Know About Knee Pain

    Dr. Daniel Emerson, Orthopaedic Associates, Deaconess Joint Replacement Program

    If you suffer from knee pain, you’re not alone.  Out of approximately 320 million people living in the United States, more than 40 million suffer some form of arthritis.

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  • Addressing Acne: New Strategies for an Age-Old Problem

    Michelle Galen, MD Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic 

    Pimples and blemishes can be a stubborn problem, even past the teenage years. Learn more about treatment options.

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  • How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

    Getting a good night’s sleep is a critical part of living a healthy life.  Sleep is when our bodies repair themselves, and inadequate sleep has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, weight gain and depression.

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  • Autism: Knowing the Signs and the Importance of Early Intervention

    Sara Dillon, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Certified Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist, Deaconess Riley Children’s Services

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disability.  Many people don’t understand autism and the importance of recognizing signs and symptoms in young children so they can get the early help they need.   

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  • Alcohol – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Donna Lilly, LCSW, LCAC, SAP, Chemical Dependency Treatment Coordinator, Deaconess Cross Pointe and Lynn Schnautz, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS, NP-C, Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist, The Heart Hospital

    There can be a lot of confusion about alcohol and its effects on your health.  How much alcohol—and what kind—is good for you?

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