Spread Fun, Not Flu
Kathryn Ekstrom, MD, Pediatrics & Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Morganfield
I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time to be sick with the flu. A week or more of serious body aches, coughing, fever, etc. is not how I want to spend my time. Be prepared by getting your flu vaccine before flu season starts!
Getting More Fruit Into Your Diet
Emily Fortner, Clinical Dietitian, Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions
One of the best parts of summer are the seasonal, delicious fruits. Early summer gives us sweet strawberries; later we get to enjoy plump grapes, vibrant berries, juicy peaches...the list goes on and on!
Learn Your Heart Risk with Heart Scan
R. Scott Starrett, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Deaconess Heart Group
If you’re concerned about your risk for heart disease, a heart scan may be helpful for you. Deaconess is excited to now offer this new screening option to the community for only $49. As a physician, I know that this test has the potential to prevent heart attacks and save lives.
Sizzle Without Guilt: 7 Tips for Healthy Summer Cookouts
Helen Schnarr, Clinical Dietitian, Deaconess
Summer means picnics, barbeques, and other outdoor social events. It also means lots of yummy foods, many of which are not so healthy. Here are some tips--and recipes!--to help you enjoy a guilt-free summer without compromising fun or your weight loss goals.
Chronic Kidney Disease
Narothama Reddy, MD, Deaconess Clinic Nephrology
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is very common—affecting about 14 percent of the US adult population. It’s closely related to diabetes and high blood pressure, and can cause serious complications.
Managing the Pain of Shingles
Deaconess Comprehensive Pain Centers
Shingles is a common, painful rash that will affect up to 1 in 5 people. Identifying and treating shingles quickly can prevent further pain and long-term complications.
What Is Palliative Care?
Perhaps you’ve heard the term “palliative care” but weren’t sure what it meant. Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with chronic illnesses, focusing on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a chronic illness regardless of the diagnosis. The overall goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.
Heartburn or GERD?
Andrew Benton, MD Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Gateway
When is heartburn more than just heartburn? The quick answer is when the heartburn happens two or more times per week over several weeks, your taco dinner with hot sauce isn’t to blame and it may be time to talk to your doctor about GERD.
Know Where to Go For Care
Amanda Bohleber, MD, Medical Director, Deaconess Clinic
A doctor—and mom—shares her tips for choosing the right care at the right time at the right place.
Making the Most of Your Doctor’s Appointment
Ankita Bahuva, MD, Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Downtown
Your doctors’ appointments are an important and valuable time to connect with your doctor, share your perspective and information, and learn from your doctor’s expertise. The best appointments happen when patients are very prepared.
Fighting Chronic Fatigue
Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Downtown
Chronic fatigue is a condition that causes someone to be extremely tired—to the point that they can’t function in their daily life. It is also often misunderstood.
Emergency Preparedness for Patients with Health Problems
Jim Hays, Deaconess Home Medical Equipment, and Tom Fite, R.Ph, Manager, Deaconess Family Pharmacy
Recent national disasters have caused many people to give more thought to emergency preparedness. As September is Emergency Preparedness Month, it’s a great time to be thinking about being disaster ready.
Health Screenings Men Need - When & Why
Michael Luy, MD, Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Downtown
Health screenings help doctors and other providers detect conditions at earlier, more treatable stages.
Type II Diabetes: Managing Your Options
Mark Graves, MD, Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic
According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 29 million Americans have diabetes and of those 29 million, one in four people do not know they have diabetes.
A Doctor’s Perspective on Managing Type II Diabetes—for Herself and Her Patients
Dr. Leslie Strouse, Internal Medicine
Type II diabetes is an increasingly-common condition here in the Tri-State, with as many as 1 in 9 older adults having the disease. I have been managing my own diabetes for more than a decade now. So as both a physician and patient with the condition, I have a unique perspective on what it means to manage diabetes.
Diabetes: Let's Get Serious
Dr. Erin 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
Jane Hackert, Certified Diabetes Educator, Deaconess Diabetes Center
Diabetes is a serious condition that is becoming more and more common. Diabetes, which is marked by elevated blood glucose and the body’s inability to use that blood glucose, affects more than 25.8 million people in the U.S., about 8.3% of the population.