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  • Dealing With Grief During the Holidays

    The holiday season can be very difficult for someone grieving the loss of a loved one.  An expert from Deaconess VNA Hospice shares tips on making the holidays easier for yourself, or for someone you love.
     

  • Managing Holiday Stress

    Janie Chappell, Deaconess Cross Pointe
     

    Holiday-related stress and depression are common, particularly among women who are always feeling that they need to be “everything to everyone.” As a result, we neglect our own emotional and even physical well-being. Here are some tips on how to prevent and deal with stress and depression over the holidays.

  • 10 Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

    Deborah Pfeiffer, MS, RD, Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions
     
    The holiday season is filled with traditions — and amazing food! How are you supposed to choose nutrition over homemade desserts and family favorites? The simple answer is planning. (Recipes are also included.)
     

  • Managing Time with Multiple Children

    Carrye D., MD, WHCPC

    Tips and tricks to keep in mind when strategizing time management with children..

     

  • Are E-Cigarettes/Vaping “Better” Than Regular Cigarettes?

    David Ryon, MD, Deaconess Pulmonary and Critical Care
     
    As a doctor specializing in lung diseases, I have seen the negative outcomes resulting from tobacco use. Many patients ask me if “vaping” is better than cigarettes. I tell them the answer is complex.
     

  • Tasty Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

    Deborah Pfeiffer, MS, RD, Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions

    Thanksgiving is a time to count our blessings and visit with family and friends. It’s also a time to enjoy holiday foods. With just a little bit of effort, you can eat your favorite dishes and still achieve your goals for better health. Don’t believe me? Keep reading. (I share some great recipes too!)

  • Men’s Cancer Screenings

    David Moore, MD, Deaconess Clinic Urology 

    The annual “No Shave November” campaign supports prostate and testicular cancer awareness and provides a great opportunity to share information related to cancer screenings for men.
     

  • Screening for Lung Cancer Saves Lives

    Jugesh Cheema, MD, Radiologist, Evansville Radiology
    Jessica Waggoner, BSN, RN, Deaconess Cancer Services Nurse Navigator


    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, killing more Americans than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined. Fortunately, there is a screening tool available for those at risk for lung cancer, but many people don’t take advantage of this option.

  • The Importance of Infant Massage

    Lorien A., MPT, OCS, High Pointe Therapy Manager

    Infant massage is a great way that you can help your baby with fussiness and bond at the same time! Our licensed and highly trained therapists at High Pointe Therapy use infant massage to treat common causes of discomfort!

  • Safe Sleep

    Mary Stephens, RN, Director of Newborn Services at The Women's Hospital

    Learning about SUIDS (Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome) and safe sleep for babies is important for all caregivers, not just for parents. SUIDS is the leading cause of death among babies between 1 month and 1 year of age. It is important for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, babysitters, childcare providers, and anyone else who might care for babies to learn more.

  • More Fiber = More Gas?

    Carolyn Burns, Clinical Dietitian, Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions

    Eating a diet filled with fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains is great for our health, but can sometimes lead to bloating, gas, and other abdominal discomfort. Learn tips on making healthy food choices while still being able to go out in public.
     

  • Do You Know the Early Warning Signs of Low-T?

    Adam Becker, MD, Deaconess Clinic Urology

    Low sex drive, depressive mood, decreased muscle mass, fatigue... these are all signs of low T, or low testosterone.  

  • Resources for Diagnosing & Treating Breast Cancer

    Sheila Seiler, Komen Evansville Tri-State, and Jennifer Small, Manager, Deaconess Breast Services

    Too often, women are skipping their mammograms because they either think they can’t afford the mammogram, or are scared of the cost of treating breast cancer if diagnosed. 

  • Homemade Baby Food Done Right

    Jennifer D., RD Dietetics and Nutrition Manager at The Women's Hospital

    When your baby’s doctor says it is time to introduce new baby foods, you may consider whether you will feed your baby store bought fruits and veggies from the jars as most of you probably were, or if you will try making homemade baby food. With homemade baby food, you can ensure that you know exactly what is going into your baby’s body. But, there are proper steps you should take to make sure the food they are eating is safe!

  • 10 Tips for a Pumping Mom

    There are many reasons that a mom may be unable to breastfeed directly and needs to use a breast pump to remove her milk instead. Maybe mom has a baby with a medical issue that doesn’t allow her to nurse the baby. Regardless of the reason, it is important for a mom to remove milk during the times her baby would normally feed. This will help her body continue to make milk. To protect her milk supply, a mom should pump as often as her baby would nurse. Please use these helpful tips when using a breast pump for milk expression.

  • 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! 

  • Mom, I’m Hungry! Understanding Your Baby’s Feeding Cues

    Once you are home from the hospital, your daily routine will most likely revolve around feeding your baby. How do you know if your baby wants to eat or not?  If you know what to look for or “feeding cues,” can make this easier to figure out when baby is hungry.

  • Endometriosis: New Options to Control Pain

    Constantine Scordalakes, MD

    Pain from endometriosis can be persistent and uncontrolled. The few medication options available today still leave many women in pain to battle through their endometriosis symptoms.

  • What is GBS and What Does it Mean for Me and My Baby?

    What are Group B streptococci (GBS)?  What is Group B streptococci infection? 

  • Adult Vaccines

    Rebekah Basham, PA, Deaconess Clinic Mary Street

    Most people are aware pediatric vaccinations are very important and prevent serious diseases and related complications. However, people often forget there are adult vaccinations and boosters that are recommended to keep us healthy and prevent complications associated with certain infections. 

  • What to Expect Your First Night Home

    Being home with your baby for the very first time can be both exciting and unnerving. You have left the protective cocoon of the hospital. I had a huge stack of discharge paperwork and a fond farewell from the nurses and staff. I thought to myself…I am expected to know how to do all of this and take care of a baby!?! The answer is yes. 

  • 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.

  • The Keto Diet—The Facts, How It Works, Is It Safe?

    Mary Ann Bieker, MD, Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Downtown
     
    Americans seem to try one trendy diet after another. Recently, a low carbohydrate diet called Ketogenic (Keto) has gained popularity.
     

  • Treating Pain in Pregnancy with Therapy

    Pregnancy can cause many discomforts to a woman’s body. Consulting with your doctor is an important first step when suffering from pain. Your doctor may recommend physical therapy for managing your pain.

  • Working Mom Life

    Wendy S., RN, BSN, CLC, Maternal Care Educator at The Women's Hospital

    Making arrangements to get kids to and from school, attending school functions (these happen much more than I remember as a child), preparing meals, yard work on the weekends, projects due for school…and the list goes on…

  • Schedule Online Now – Making Health Care More Convenient

    Amanda Bohleber, MD, Deaconess Clinic Medical Director
     
    It’s never been easier to schedule an appointment with a Deaconess doctor or service. Online scheduling is convenient, helps busy families and people on the go, and improves access to the care you need--when and where you need it.
     

  • Find a Class for Everyone in your Growing Family

    Christy H., RN, BSN, Maternal Care Educator at The Women's Hospital

    The Women’s Hospital has classes for everyone, whether you’re expecting your first child or just need a refresher on certain skills. All of our classes are taught by experienced professionals in their area of expertise. Therefore, you are sure to receive the most up-to-date, accurate information on the topics you are most interested in.
     

  • 8 Healthy & Fit Summer Vacation Tips

    Helen Schnarr, Clinical Dietitian, Deaconess 

    Vacation is a great time to reduce stress and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. It’s not, however, the time to turn back on healthy lifestyle changes you worked on through the winter and spring months. Here are a few ways to maintain healthy habits when you’re out of town and out of your normal routine.
     

  • Infant Photography

    Elizabeth W., Clerical Specialist

    When you are selecting a photographer to capture your sweet baby’s milestones, there are many things to look for. Everyone wants the best quality of pictures, but we also want someone who is gentle with our baby. Choosing the right person for this can be a challenge.


     

  • Why is it Important to Know My Family Medical History

    Christine H., Genetic Counselor at Tri State Perinatology

    Knowing one’s family medical history allows a person to take steps to reduce his or her risk. You should address any concerns you have about your family history with your physician or another qualified healthcare professional such as a genetics counselor.

  • Flat Head Syndrome

    Lorien A., MPT, OCS

    Positional Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome) - How do we help and prevent it?

  • Moms Support Circle

    Rachel Beier, BSN, RNC-OB, Maternal Care Advisor at The Women's Hospital

    Due to hormone changes after pregnancy, it is common to experience feelings of anxiety, sadness, or overwhelmed. The Women’s Hospital would like to assist you in your recovery with Mom’s Support Circle, our free, self-help group.

  • An Infertility Story: Journey to Baby Topper

    Valerie Topper, CNM, Boston IVF at The Women's Hospital

    70 pills, 46 shots, 112 vaginal suppositories, numerous vaginal ultrasounds, and 2 years and 4 month’s time…


     

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Reality That Must Be Discussed

    Rebecca Hopper, MD, Pediatrics/Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Henderson

    About 20 million United States citizens get a sexually transmitted infection each year, with 15 to 24-year-olds accounting for half of all new STIs. Protecting yourself against sexually transmitted infections is important and should be achieved not through fear, but rather education.

  • The Facts about Endometriosis

    Daniel Griffin, MD, FACOG, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Boston IVF at The Women's Hospital

    Endometriosis is a common condition in which part of the uterine lining or glands are located outside of the uterus. Typically the glandular tissue is located in the pelvis and abdomen. The most common symptoms of endometriosis are painful menstrual cycles, pain with intercourse, infertility or an ovarian mass. Learn about the most common treatments for Endometriosis.

  • One Place for Breast Cancer Treatment

    Melody Littrell, Manager of Women’s Oncology & Breast Programs, The Women’s Hospital

    When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, she has many needs and concerns. One of the most important things she wants to know is that she’ll get the best care, beginning as quickly as possible. That’s why The Women’s Hospital and Deaconess Cancer Services decided to develop the Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Clinic.
     

  • Women and Heart Disease: Pregnancy Induced Heart Failure

    Courtney Hoppenjans,OB and Heart Patient, Deaconess Health System

    Courtney Hoppenjans, OB and Heart patient, shares her 2014 story about pregnancy induced heart failure. Learn about why women should listen to their bodies and how the amazing teams from The Heart Hospital and The Women's Hospital helped save Courtney and her baby's life.
     

  • Minimizing Visitors in the Hospital

    Gretchen Moody, RN, IBCLC, Community Education, Lactation and Patient Experience Coordinator

    Can you believe it’s here? The day that your baby is born has finally arrived! Friends and family are excited and eager to meet the new addition to your family. Grandmas can’t wait to get their hands on that sweet baby and they will…in time.





     

  • Keeping Resolutions in the New Year

    Sara Bueltel, RD, CD, Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions

    It’s that time of year again! New Year’s Day is around the corner and many of us are starting to think about making a resolution. But how do you stick to your resolution and not give up before Valentine’s Day? We’ve listed some tips below on how to make and keep momentum toward your New Year’s resolution throughout the year.

  • Staying Healthy Through The Holidays

    Mary Ann Bieker, MD, Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Downtown

    The holiday season is upon us.  Learn tips for staying healthy and avoiding illness so you and your family can be well from now into the new year.
     

  • Healthy Holiday Tips from The Heart Hospital

    The Deaconess Heart Group

    Learn about these healthy tips and why they’re important to you. 

  • Dear New Mom, Don't Forget About YOU

    Constantine Scordalakes, MD, Women's Health Care P.C.

    The postpartum period—the days and weeks after giving birth--involves many emotional and physical changes for you as a new mother.  It also involves learning how to care for your newborn and how to function with the new demands at home. Adequate rest, good nutrition, and support from family and friends are crucial during the first few weeks after delivery to allow you to rebuild your strength.


     

  • 10 Baby Necessities: What Are They?

    Jenna Andrews, Community Engagement, and Experienced Mom

    You are in Babies R Us. Your husband has the scanner gun because, let’s be honest, the only way you could get him to join you was by promising he could play with the scanner gun. The haunting memory of registering for your wedding gifts 9 months prior is coming back. You are overwhelmed. You have never had a baby before! How are you supposed to know what you need?!

  • Painful Bladder--Could It Be Interstitial Cystitis?

    Amanda Phelps-Jones, WHNP-BCPelvic Health & Wellness Center at The Women’s Hospital

    Interstitial cystitis (I.C.) is a problem with the lining of the bladder and is often called painful bladder syndrome or irritable bladder – and for good reasons, it's painful! I.C. occurs mostly in women, is underdiagnosed and often mistaken for a urinary tract infection.
     

  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss

    Laura Lackey, BSN, RNC-OB, CPLC Bereavement Coordinator, The Women's Hospital

    October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month.  The loss of a pregnancy or baby is a life changing event.  No matter the gestational age of the little one, you may hurt physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  The loss of a little one is not something families “just get over.”  Families grieve and mourn and eventually learn to live a “new normal” life. 

  • Flu Vaccinations and Pregnant Women

    Carrye Daum, MDOB/GYN, Women’s Healthcare P.C.

    The flu shot has traditionally been an important part of a pregnant woman’s prenatal care. This year, the flu shot has become a controversial issue due to a recent study and proposed association between the flu shot and miscarriage.  Learn more about the study and flu vaccinations so you are knowledgeable and informed.

     

  • What All Women Should Know About Mammograms

    Marc Johnson, MD and Janine Morris, MD, Radiologists, Deaconess Breast Services

    Breast cancer will develop in 1 in 8 American women in her lifetime, so it’s very important that women be informed about options and recommendations for early detection.  
     

  • 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

    Ankita Bahuva, MD, 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.
     

  • Which Cancer Screenings You Need, When, and WHY

    Mohammed Allaw, MD Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Gateway Professional Building

    Cancer screening recommendations can be confusing for many people--in my 20 years of practicing primary care medicine for adults, thousands of patients have had questions about various cancer screenings. 

    In this article, I’ll focus on breast, prostate, lung, colon and skin cancer screenings.

  • An Urgent Need to Solve Your Annoying Problem – Overactive Bladder

    Adam Becker, MD, Urology, Deaconess Clinic

    Do you experience frequent urination or a persistent “urgent feeling” to urinate? If so, then you may have a urinary disorder known as Overactive Bladder (OAB).


     

  • 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.

  • Be Motorcycle Aware!

    Lu Weil, Injury Prevention Coordinator, Deaconess Regional Trauma Center

    Motorcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle driver on the road. This means they are entitled to their space on the road, no matter the size of their ride. This also means that they must follow the same road laws as other vehicles, including keeping a safe distance from other vehicles. Remember to “share the road” with motorcyclists, and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe. 

  • FYI on UTIs

    Dr. Vivien Tucker, Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Darmstadt

    In my career I’ve treated thousands of urinary tract infections. They’re very common, can be quite painful, and can cause serious complications if untreated. 

  • 10 Things Your Doctor Wishes Men Would Do To Protect Their Health: Part 1

    Michael W. Luy, MD, Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Downtown
     
    June is Men’s Health Month, a time for men to reflect on ways they can better care for themselves to be at their best for themselves and their families.

  • The "Sweetness" of Motherhood from a Professional Doctor and Amateur Baker

    Dr. Darla Grossman, Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic West
     
    As Mother’s Day approaches, it is a good time to count blessings and lick a spoonful of icing from the bowl. Motherhood (and grandmotherhood, I am discovering), actually has many sweet moments, and is like mixing, baking and putting together a cake.

  • Mommy Guilt....Let it Go!

    Kimberly Foster, MD, OB/GYN, Women's Health Care P.C.

    As an OB/GYN physician (and mother of 5 boys), I am given the awesome opportunity to take care of expecting families. The majority of the articles for expecting moms are focused on our “first-time-moms”. As we approach Mother's Day, I want to focus on moms that are experienced or “veteran-mommies.”
     

  • Infertility Awareness

    Daniel Griffin, MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Boston IVF at The Women's Hospital

    At the end of April each year, we observe National Infertility Awareness Week. Often times, as a fertility specialist (reproductive endocrinologist), I am asked when people should consider fertility care and treatment, if referrals are necessary and what to expect. Below are my answers to a few of the most common questions I get with regard to fertility care and treatment.

  • 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.

  • The Baby is Here! Now What?

    Karla Kitch, MD, Deaconess Pediatric Hospitalist

    You’ve carefully followed your obstetrician’s instructions, and delivered a healthy baby… but now the BIG questions start to pop up. Usually these questions come to mind when it’s least convenient to you and often after your pediatrician’s office has closed for the day.  Here are some things to consider for these first few sweet but exhausting weeks!  

  • Health Benefits of Giving

    We all know that it’s “good” to give. Giving to charitable causes helps these organizations to continue functioning, providing services, and helping the community. But did you know that giving is actually good for your physical and mental health? 

  • No, It’s Not “Normal” and You Don’t Have to “Live With It” - Treating Incontinence, Pelvic Pain and More

    Amanda Phelps-Jones, WHNP-BC of the Pelvic Health and Wellness Center at The Women’s Hospital
     
    Incontinence, pelvic pain and other issues should not be considered “normal” or something you simply “have to live with.”  Pelvic health problems happen to many women, and are often related to pregnancy and childbirth, weakening pelvic muscles and tissue changes related to menopause and aging, and several other causes.

  • How To Help Someone in an Abusive Situation

    Heather Phelps, Therapist, Deaconess Cross Pointe, and Leslie James-Wilhite, Crisis Response Advocate, and Rachel Gumble, Community Engagement Director, Albion Fellow Bacon Center

    Maybe you know someone who you think is in an abusive relationship, but you don’t know how to help her (or him). We want to help you know how to help someone you care about….what to do and say, and what NOT to do and say.

  • Women And Bone Health

    Kim Snyder, PT, Clinic Director, High Pointe Therapy at The Women's Hospital

    Women seem to be very conscientious about getting routine exams completed.  Whether it is a mammogram, yearly physical, and colonoscopy or bone density.  When getting the results we are relieved when everything is negative or normal.

  • 10 Things Doctors Wish Men Would Do To Protect Their Health – Part 2

    Michael W. Luy, MD, Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Downtown
     
    In Part One of this article, I discussed making the most of your doctor’s visit, the dangers of tobacco, the benefits of exercise and sleep, and how you can best monitor your salt intake.

  • Five Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays

    Sarah Perdue, The Women's Hospital 

    Staying healthy during the holidays is never easy. Here are 5 ways to make it through the holidays and stay healthy.

  • Cold or Flu - What To Do?

    Dr. Carla Essling, Family Medicine Physician, Deaconess Clinic Gateway Professional Building  

    Cold symptoms are usually milder in nature than those of the flu—but can make you pretty miserable. Cold symptoms also start more gradually than flu symptoms. 

  • Holidays and Stress

    Sarah Kluender, LCSW

    Holidays are supposed to be a great fun time filled with comfort & joy...holly jolly feel good time.  Those dealing with depression or anxiety may not experience it that way.  The holidays can bring on more difficulty for already stressed out people with the expectation to do more and more things when already feeling bad. 

  • Pelvic Pain

    Dr. Francis McDonnell, and Brittany Fulcher, NP, of the Deaconess Comprehensive Pain Centers

    Pelvic pain, especially among women, is a common condition that can significantly impact the quality of your life. Pelvic pain has numerous causes, which also means that there are numerous treatments available, depending on the cause and type of pain.
     

  • Single out Shingles: New Medical Advances for Combating Shingles

    Dr. James Gutman, Family Medicine Deaconess Clinic

    Chicken-pox are nearly a childhood rite of passage… Quarantine from others, being doused in calamine lotion and strong inclinations to take a hairbrush to those itchy miserable lesions.  The varicella virus (or chickenpox) primes patients to develop herpes zoster later on in life.

     

  • Understanding Your Thyroid

    Dr. Hisham Allababidi, Deaconess Clinic Endocrinologist 

    As an endocrinologist, I help manage issues related to hormones in the body. I see many patients with thyroid disorders, which can lead to a variety of health issues
     

  • Healthy Golf Facts

    Deaconess Health Systems

    Do you like to golf? Golf is a great low-risk injury sport for all ages. Here are a few healthy golf facts for you to know next time you're out on the course.

  • 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.





     

  • Don’t Let Uterine Fibroids Limit Your Life

    Constantine Scordalakes, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Up to 25% of women have uterine fibroids but many are unaware because they often can occur without symptoms.  However, uterine fibroids can cause a myriad of symptoms including but not limited to constipation, frequent urination, heavy menstrual bleeding or prolonged menstrual periods, pain or pressure in the pelvic region, backache or difficulty emptying the bladder. 
     

  • 10 Choices to Add Years to Your Life

    Terry Gehlhausen, DO, Deaconess Clinic Family Medicine

    People who follow a few simple steps to improve their health have less cancer and heart disease compared to other Americans, and their overall death rate is significantly reduced compared to other people under age 65. Here are ten choices you can make that will lead to a longer and healthier life:

  • The Women's Hospital and Project Reveal

    The Womens Hospital

    Project Reveal and The Women’s Hospital have partnered together to bring a local television series to women in Evansville and surrounding communities. The series will be documentary-style and feature real women and their stories. The goal of Project Reveal is to be real, inspiring, creative and diverse. The series will launch in the Spring and air in varied time slots on WNIN and WEVV. 

  • 10 Good-for-You Date Ideas

    Deaconess Health Editorial Staff

    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you may be scrambling to come up with a great date idea. While the old standbys of flowers and chocolate are always popular, it may be time to spice things up a bit and think outside-the-box with some healthy date alternatives. Here are some date ideas to get you and your special someone active and healthy. 

  • The Well-Stocked Medicine Cabinet

    Dr. Jung Smith, Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic

    I think it’s wise to have a stash of basic medications for everyone in the family, so I want to share information about various over-the-counter medications, to help you decide what you should have in YOUR well-stocked medicine cabinet.

  • Health Screenings Men Need - When & Why

    Dr. Paul Siami, Deaconess Clinic Urology​

    Health screenings help doctors and other providers detect conditions at earlier, more treatable stages.  Whether we’re screening for blood glucose (for diabetes), cholesterol (for heart disease) or PSA (for prostate cancer), the goal of all screenings is to bring attention to a problem or a developing problem.

     

  • Cervical Cancer Screening and the HPV Vaccine

    Dr. Lauren Veazey, Family Practice Physician at Deaconess Clinic Mt. Pleasant.

    We’ve come a long way with cervical cancer.  Cervical cancer used to be the number one cancer killer of American women.  That number has gone down in recent years due to improved screening methods, but there are still improvements to be made.

  • What Women Need to Know About Their Heart Health

    Dr. Prasanna Yelamanchili, Cardiologist, The Deaconess Heart Group​

    Women sometimes think that they aren’t at risk for heart disease, but that simply isn’t true. More women die of heart disease and stroke than all cancers combined. One in four women die of heart-related problems compared to 1 in 30 by breast cancer.  Also, 2/3 of women who die of a heart attack had no prior symptoms of heart disease, and women die twice as often after a heart attack as compared to men.


     

  • Men's Cancers & the Importance of Early Detection

    Dr. Joseph Klink, Deaconess Clinic Urology/Oncologist

    There are two cancers that are exclusive to men—prostate and testicular cancers.  Like all cancers, catching them early means the best chance of a good prognosis.
     

  • Get a Vasectomy, Be Her Hero

    Dr. Paul Siami, Deaconess Clinic Urology​

    Once a couple has decided that their family is complete, or a man simply knows that he doesn’t want future children, vasectomy is an option to consider. Vasectomy is highly effective and is covered by insurance.
     

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