• Sandal Season: Getting Your Toes in Tip-Top Shape

    Brandt Dodson, DPM              
    Advertisements begin every summer for the new swimsuit fashions.  But what about sandal season?  For many, warm weather creates an uncomfortable notion of displaying nails that are yellow and thickened from the ravages of nail fungus.  Nail fungus, or onychomycosis, can affect up to 18% of the population.
    Some estimates suggest that nearly one quarter of adults will develop nail fungus by age 40 and the incidence increases with age.  Nearly half of seniors will be diagnosed with toenail fungus.  
     

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  • Influencing Influenza – Is It Possible?

    By Michelle Galen, MD Family Medicine Deaconess Clinic 
    Every year, parents, school nurses and physicians dread flu season.  For most, influenza is an inconvenience characterized by missed work, a trip to the drug store and hours of daytime television.  However, for others, influenza can be deadly.  According to The World Health Organization, up to 500,000 people die every year from the flu.  

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  • How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

    Courtney Guerra RRT, RPSGT, RST, CSE, CPFT, Deaconess Sleep Center
    We just “sprang forward,” giving us more daylight hours in the evening, but depriving us of an hour of sleep, and altering our sleep/wake schedule for several days. It’s times like this that we’re reminded that getting a good night’s sleep is a critical part of living a healthy life.  Sleep is when our bodies repair, and inadequate sleep has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, weight gain and depression.

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  • 10 Choices to Add Years to Your Life

    Terry Gehlhausen, DO Deaconess Clinic Family Medicine
    People who follow a few simple steps to improve their health have less cancer and heart disease compared to other Americans, and their overall death rate is significantly reduced compared to other people under age 65. Here are ten choices you can make that will lead to a longer and healthier life:

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  • All About Water

    Rebekah Basham, PA Deaconess Clinic
    We’ve all heard how important it is to drink water, but how much is the right amount? What about caffeine, sports drinks, and weight loss? With all the information floating around, it’s time to get the facts on your water intake. 

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  • Preventing Cancer - Lifestyle Factors That Reduce Your Risk

    The thought of cancer can be concerning. Learn what lifestyle factors play key roles in cancer development and what you can do to lower your overall cancer risk.

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  • The Women's Hospital and Project Reveal

    Project Reveal and The Women’s Hospital have partnered together to bring a local television series to women in Evansville and surrounding communities. The series will be documentary-style and feature real women and their stories. The goal of Project Reveal is to be real, inspiring, creative and diverse. The series will launch in the Spring and air in varied time slots on WNIN and WEVV. 

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  • Preventing Cancer - 4 Specific Types

    According to recent studies, it’s believed that up to 1/3 of cancers can be prevented through specific actions and lifestyle modifications. Learn what the four most preventable cancers are and what you can do to lower your risk. 

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  • Fight the Mites! Six Medical Advances to Beat Dust Mite Allergies

    Majed Koleilat, MD  Allergy/Immunology, Pediatric Allergy/Immunology 
    According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, dust mites are the single most common cause of household allergies…provoking sneezing, runny or stuffy noses, and itchy or watery eyes. Most people with this allergy aren’t allergic to dust particles, but to tiny animals called dust mites.  

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  • 10 Good-for-You Date Ideas

    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you may be scrambling to come up with a great date idea. While the old standbys of flowers and chocolate are always popular, it may be time to spice things up a bit and think outside-the-box with some healthy date alternatives. Here are some date ideas to get you and your special someone active and healthy. 

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  • Can the new weight loss drugs really help you lose weight?

    Dr. Mark Graves, Deaconess Clinic Internal Medicine
    According to the CDC, more than one third of American adults are obese.  Since the obesity epidemic began, Americans have tried an endless amount of techniques to drop extra pounds.  From group meetings to home delivered meals to medically supervised weight loss, the battle of the bulge has yet to be conquered.  The onslaught of programs, clinics and plans has left us confused and, more importantly, still obese.  

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  • 8 Steps to Living Heart Healthy

    Terry Gehlhausen, DO, Deaconess Clinic Family Medicine
    Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in this country.  Here are some suggestions to reduce your risk of heart disease so you can celebrate more Valentine’s Days together with your loved ones.

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  • Easy Ways to Cut Calories

    Terry Gehlausen, DO Deaconess Clinic Family Medicine
    Most of us picked up a little extra fat around the middle over the holidays. Here are a few simple ways to eliminate those pounds:

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  • When To See a Doctor vs.Treat at Home

    Greg Rodocker, Deaconess Clinic Family Medicine
    Deciding when to see a doctor, whether for your own, a family member or a child’s illness, can be a difficult decision.   You know that sometimes a “virus is just a virus,” and that you just need to rest, drink lots of fluids, and give it a few days. But sometimes an illness needs treatment, whether through antibiotics or other medications and symptom care.

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  • The Well-Stocked Medicine Cabinet

    Dr. Jung Smith, Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic 
    I think it’s wise to have a stash of basic medications for everyone in the family, so I want to share information about various over-the-counter medications, to help you decide what you should have in YOUR well-stocked medicine cabinet.

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