• YOUR DIET and Your Hearing

    Ann B. Raibley, Certified Clinical Audiologist

    We’ll be starting 2015 very soon. As always, thoughts go to plans for a healthier lifestyle. Protecting your ears from hazardous noise and keeping ear infections at bay are fundamental ways to minimize hearing loss.

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  • Managing Holiday Stress

    Janie Chappell, Deaconess Cross Pointe
    Stress and depression can make your holiday miserable. It’s common, particularly among women who are always feeling that they need to be “everything to everyone.” As a result, we neglect our own emotional and even physical well-being. Here are some tips on how to prevent and deal with stress and depression over the holidays.
     

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  • Managing Dry Winter Skin

    Dr. Robert Martin, Deaconess Clinic Dermatologist
    With the arrival of winter often comes the development of dry skin. Anyone can develop dry skin, but the cold climate of the winter months, accompanied by the dry heat indoors, can aggravate the condition.  Also, those long, hot showers and baths that can feel so good usually end up causing even more problems.

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  • Dr Weisman’s recommended Reading List

    As I have transitioned from training to full-fledged practice, I have found that there is a lot of good (and bad) literature published in the last few years that I knew nothing about! I’m getting linked in to local libraries and discovering new books as well as re-reading old ones. I wanted to share some of my favorites including ones that have been helpful in my own life.

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  • Alcohol and Seniors

    When does drinking become a problem? The aging population is not immune to alcohol abuse.  For men and women 65 years of age or older, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse considers one drink per day to be the maximum amount for “moderate” alcohol use. 

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  • Reality Check Time - Today is a new day!

    By Dr. Errin Weisman
    Ever get in a rut and seem stuck? Women often feel pounded down to the ground to the point that they can’t muscle the energy to get up. Their spirits are weary and souls tarnished.  Drained women, worn-out moms, and fading ladies sometimes need a good restart. Learn quick tips to revitalize, rejuvenate, renew, and refresh you.

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  • Lung Cancer

    Mary Gaffney, RN, Lung Cancer Nurse Navigator
    Did you know that lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the United States? More people die of lung cancer than of breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. There are a number of reasons that lung cancer doesn’t get as much attention as some other cancers, but probably the biggest one is the stigma associated with lung cancer. 

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  • 9 Tips for Making Healthy Choices During the Holidays

    Family dinners and holiday parties are just around the corner. If you don’t have a plan for balancing food choices with enjoying the festivities, you may find yourself really frustrated. Try these 9 tips for making healthy holiday choices and you may find yourself having a Happy New Year

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  • Preparing For Your Cancer Journey

    Learning that you or someone you love has cancer is a life-changing moment. After hearing the word “cancer,” people are often overwhelmed, anxious and fearful.  You may feel paralyzed and numb, not knowing what to do next. There are many aspects to preparing for your cancer journey—medical, financial, physical, and emotional.  

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  • Free Lung Cancer Screenings for Veterans

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This is such an important awareness initiative, because many people don’t realize that lung cancer is so prevalent and deadly.  More people die of lung cancer than of breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. Also, Veterans are at an even higher risk of lung cancer due to the prevalence of smoking in the Armed Services.  

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  • 6 Tips to Keep You Fit This Fall

    The winds of autumn are upon us, and they have already blown away the heat and humidity of summer. It's time to prepare for a new season, and the same applies to your health.

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  • All About Influenza

    We are nearing Influenza “flu” season again. The ideal time to get immunized is before flu viruses start circulating. It takes approximately 2 weeks for your body to process the vaccine and make an effective number of antibodies, so getting vaccinated before the flu hits is key. While seasonal flu outbreaks may occur as early as October, most years we see a peak in January or later.

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  • Breast Cancer Resources for Tri-State Women

    Kathy Dockery, Director of the Deaconess Breast Center and Sally Britt, Community Outreach Coordinator for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Evansville/Tri-State affiliate talk about resources for women with breast cancer.

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  • Fall Prevention

    Complications due to falls are the leading cause of death from injury in seniors age 65 and older. Prevention of falls in the home is so important. You’re protecting someone’s vitality, independence and life. 

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  • Confronting Misinformation on the Web

    How many of you have jumped on the web, google searched your condition, symptoms, etc. Then spent the next few hours reading about how you probably have the worst diagnosis possible on WebMD  and the like. 

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