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    Dr. Jacklyn Oakley, Family Medicine & Obstetrics, Deaconess Clinic Gateway

    Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of our health. The food we eat can determine how well and even how long we live. This is a topic I care so much about because food really can be medicine—or toxic--depending on what we eat.

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  • Colon Screening Saves Lives – A Patient’s Perspective

    Grant Glackman, patient and Dr. Rubin Bahuva, Deaconess Clinic Gastroenterologist

    You’ve heard that colon cancer screening saves lives. In this article, a patient shares his story about how a routine colonoscopy may’ve saved his life at the age of 61. He and his doctor together explain what a colonoscopy is, and why it’s important.  

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  • Sports Injuries – Knowing How To Treat, When To Get Medical Care

    Daren Vertein, RN, FNP-BC, Deaconess Urgent Care and James Boulware, MA, ATC, LAT, Orthopaedic Associates Walk-In/Urgent Care

    Any sporting event, practice or training can lead to injuries.  Some injuries are minor, but others need urgent medical care. Below we discuss helpful information about how to handle a variety of common injuries resulting from nearly any sport.

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  • How To Talk To Your Kids About Sex

    Jason Hays, LCSW and Beth Petersen, PsyD, Deaconess Clinic Behavioral Health

    This blog is about the talk that no one wants to have: The Talk…the talk with your kids about sex, where babies come from, etc.

    But one of the first points we want to make is that this shouldn’t just be one talk—to really help your kids understand sexuality, and make good choices, there should be open communication over many years, and many discussions should be had.

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  • Being Smart About Online Health Information

    Gail Lee, Deaconess Health Science Librarian

    Researching health topics online can be frustrating, confusing and even scary, as it can be hard to know if information you find is correct and accurate. This article will empower you know how to find quality health information, and to recognize potentially bad sources of information.

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  • How To Talk To Your Teenager About Sex

    Jason Hays, LCSW, Deaconess Clinic Behavioral Health

    Many parents find it difficult to talk with their children about sex—they don’t want to say the wrong things, or have to think back about decisions they made as teenagers.  Teens may also be embarrassed, not trust their parent's advice, or prefer not to talk with their parents about it. But sex is an important topic to talk about.

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  • Atrial Fibrillation - causes, symptoms and treatment

    Chandra Kumbar, MD,  The Heart Group,  Electrophysiologist

    I have been practicing as a physician in Evansville for over a decade and greatly enjoy my work in the cardiology field, my colleagues, and patients at The Heart Hospital at Deaconess Gateway. In my role as a heart rhythm specialist with The Heart Group, I treat patients who have irregular heart rhythms. The most common heart rhythm issue, and the one I would like to talk about, is Atrial Fibrillation, or “AFib.” 

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  • Signs of a Sleep Disorder

    Ashtin Collins, FNP, and Lorie Hessler, FNP, ACNP nurse practitioners at Deaconess Sleep Center;  Wendy Isaacs, RRT, RPSGT, lead education coordinator, Deaconess Sleep Center
     
    Excessive snoring…daytime sleepiness…never feeling rested…sound familiar?  These are all signs of a sleep disorder.  

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  • A Cancer Vaccine – Preventing Cervical and Head and Neck Cancers Through HPV Immunization

    By Dr. Jacklyn Oakley, Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Gateway Professional Building

    HPV—the Human Papilloma virus—is a major topic of conversation across numerous aspects of the medical field.  Why?  There are several reasons:

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  • Getting Organized for Better Health

    Gabriella Eddings, BS, CHC, Wellness Coach, Deaconess Employee Wellness

    Every January 1 many people are motivated and excited for a fresh start. But about a week in, we sometimes start to weigh if our resolutions are really worth the effort. Lack of motivation, busy schedules and stress are just some of the reasons we abandon our resolutions and start to rationalize how we were living before December 31. So how do we keep that motivation going throughout the year, or even throughout the entire month of January?  

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Understanding and Preparing for Your Mammogram
Mammograms are key to early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Learn what a mammogram is and how you can prepare for yours.
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Migraines: an In-Depth Report
A migraine is a common type of headache that may occur with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light. In many people, a throbbing pain is felt on one side of the head. Migraines often occur more frequently in women than men. Migraines may also run in families.
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Fibrocystic Breast Disease
Fibrocystic breast changes is a commonly used phrase to describe painful, lumpy breasts. The exact cause is unknown, but hormones can make a woman's breast feel swollen, lumpy, or painful before or after menstruation each month.
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