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Quality health information can help you make informed decisions for yourself and your family.  YourHealth, the Deaconess virtual resource center, helps you be a smart, empowered patient.

From health education and information provided by Deaconess doctors and experts, to community and local resources, YourHealth connects you to the knowledge you need.

  • Who Decides, and When? - Understanding Advance Directives.

    Peggy Matacale, Chaplain, Deaconess Religious Life, and Candace Foster, Deaconess Privacy Officer

    Here at Deaconess, patients and family members are making decisions on others’ behalf every single day.  Sometimes the situation is sudden, such as after a car crash. In other situations, a family member has been in a gradual decline. But in all circumstances it can be a difficult time, so having the right information, with the desired decision-makers, is very important.

  • Joint Replacement FAQs

    Brooke Kline, PA-C, and Sarah Booth, MSN, FNP-C, Orthopaedic Associates 
     
    When someone is considering joint replacement, many questions come to mind about what to expect from the overall process—before surgery, during the hospital stay, and afterwards. 

  • Know Your Risk for Oral, Head & Neck Cancers

    Jessica Waggoner, BSN, RN, Oncology Nurse Navigator for Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

    April is Oral, Head and Neck Cancers Awareness Month--an appropriate time to share information about these serious cancers. While not common, these types of cancers are on the rise, especially in young adults.
     

  • Carb Counting for Diabetics

    Counting carbohydrates, or carbs, can help people with diabetes manage blood sugar easier. Counting carbs is important for people with diabetes because it can help them stay healthy, feel better, and prevent or delay diabetes complications.  

  • Managing Spring Allergies

    Anne McLaughlin, MD, Deaconess Clinic Allergist 

    Are you sneezing, sniffling and itching?  If not, you may be soon because spring is here!

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