• Lyme Disease

    Terry Gehlhausen, DO  Deaconess Clinic, Oakland City
    Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in the United States.  More than 100,000 cases have been reported since the disease was first discovered in 1982.  The disease is spread by the bite of a deer tick.

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  • Diabetes: Let's Get Serious

    Dr. Errin Weisman, Deaconess Clinic Family Medicine 
    What disease can rob you of your vision, freeze up your GI tract, steal your sense of touch, obliterate your kidneys and wreak havoc on your blood vessels causing strokes or heart attacks? DIABETES

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  • Father's Day

    Dr. Ron Pyle, Neonatologist at The Women's Hospital
    A day to remember for some, a day to reflect for others and hopefully a day to celebrate all our fathers and what they mean to us. For me, it is a day to say thank you to my hero, my role model, my father. It is also a day to measure how I’m doing as a Dad.
     

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  • Top 20 Water Safety Tips for Children

    Dr. Taniza Karim, Deaconess Clinic Pediatrician 
    While enjoying the water is a memorable part of summer, water is one of the most ominous hazards your child will encounter. Young children can drown in only a few inches of water, even if they’ve had swimming instruction.  For youngsters in middle childhood, drowning ranks behind only motor-vehicle accidents as the leading cause of death.

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  • Sun Safety Tips for Children

    Dr. Taniza Karim, Deaconess Clinic Pediatrician 
    Summer brings warmer weather and lots of opportunities for outdoor activities. With the fun also comes the risk of sunburns and skin damage. Follow these tips for a healthy and fun summer.

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  • Child Summer Safety Tips

    Dr. Taniza Karim, Deaconess Clinic Pediatrician 
    The summer months are a special time during childhood.  Outdoor activities, vacations, camps, etc. all lead to lifelong memories. Discover the top ways to keep your children safe this summer and what habits to encourage (and avoid) during this long break from school.

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  • A New Life Through Weight Loss Surgery

    My name is Sandy, and I am a gastric bypass patient of Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions. I underwent surgery in September 2014 and am 116 pounds lighter than I was a year ago!  I’m so excited to share my story. If I can help and inspire someone in the same way that I’ve been inspired by this process and the staff at Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions, then I’ll have made a difference.

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  • Clogged Arteries

    Clogged arteries are the result of plaque buildup on the smooth, inner walls of the vessel. Plaque in the arteries is made up of cholesterol, calcium and blood clots. Buildup takes place over time, but due to various factors, including diet, lifestyle habits, high blood pressure, tobacco smoking and even genetics, it can happen at a faster rate and a younger age.

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  • Atrial Fibrillation - causes, symptoms and treatment

    Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is a serious heart condition where an irregular, often rapid, heart rate commonly causes poor blood flow in the heart, which can significantly increase the risk of stroke and heart problems.   

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  • Heave Those Hives: Five Ways to Combat the Itch

    By Majed Koleilat, MD  Allergy/Immunology, Pediatric Allergy/Immunology
    Those tingling red swollen bumps that you may mistake for mosquito bites might just be urticaria (hives). Characterized by sudden itchy red bumps that change shape and turn white if pressed (called blanching), hives are uncomfortable, annoying and troublesome.    

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  • 7 Reasons to Shop at Your Local Farmers Market

    It's spring again, and that means it's time for local Farmers Markets to open. They have become very popular in past years, but did you know there's health benefits to frequenting a Farmers Market near you? 

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  • The Learning Curve: Youth Baseball Pitching Guidelines & Perspectives

    Youth baseball injuries are increasing at an alarming rate despite a growing knowledge of how injuries occur.  Several reasons for this increased injury rate have been postulated (i.e. throwing curveballs too young, inadequate and/or incorrect instruction, sport specialization, etc.), but when you dig into the data, there seems to be a simple, overwhelming reason why youth pitchers are getting injured – OVERUSE. 
     

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  • Managing Spring Allergies

    Dr. Anne McLaughlin, Deaconess Clinic Allergist 
    Does this spring find you sneezing, sniffling and itching?  You’re in good company right now, in large part due to the high tree pollen counts.  This year’s allergy season is a little bit late due to the cold winter; however, once it started, it hit suddenly and hard.

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  • Eating Clean, Feeling Good

    Dr. Emily Krajec, Deaconess Clinic Family Medicine 
    Do you feel like food controls you? Are you looking for a solution to weight issues or to your overall health? Are you exercising but not seeing or feeling the results you want?  If so, I want to share with you about eating clean. 

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  • Ditch the Itch! New Treatments for Eczema

    By Clay Davis, MD, Dermatology Deaconess Clinic
    Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is often a chronic skin condition that can have a significant impact on quality of life.  The condition is characterized by an itchy pink, dry rash that often leads to cycles of itching and scratching that are hard to break. 

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