• 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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  • Medicare 101 - Part One Two

    There is alot of confusion related to Medicare and Medicare supplement plans. This two part series answers several of the questions you or your family members might have.

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  • Medicare 101 - Part One

    There is alot of confusion related to Medicare and Medicare supplement plans. This two part series answers several of the questions you or your family members might have.

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  • New Allergy Treatment: Sublingual Immunotherapy

    Allergy season is in full swing.  Most of the tree allergy season is past, but now people who are allergic to grasses are starting to suffer. The options to treat allergies--for decades—have been the use of antihistamine medications and intranasal steroids/antihistamines to help reduce symptoms, as well as allergy shots (immunotherapy) which help your body stop reacting to allergens.

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  • Medical Weight Loss, Polly's Story

    Like so many people, Polly struggled with my weight for years, trying many diets only to lose some weight and regain it, and more.  At her heaviest, she actually weighed over 300 pounds. 

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  • Vaccinating Your Child

    Vaccinations.  They’re considered to be one of the biggest, most important medical advancements ever made against the spread of infectious disease.  They save lives and prevent so much suffering. But what do you really know about vaccines?

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  • 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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