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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.

  • How To Help Someone in an Abusive Situation

    Heather Phelps, LCSW, Deaconess Cross Pointe

    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.

  • In the Know About Knee Pain

    Dr. Daniel Emerson, Orthopaedic Associates, Deaconess Joint Replacement Program

    If you suffer from knee pain, you’re not alone.  Out of approximately 320 million people living in the United States, more than 40 million suffer some form of arthritis.

  • What All Women Should Know About Mammograms and Their Breast Health

    Michael Daugherty, MD, Deaconess Breast Services

    Breast cancer will develop in 1 in 8 American women in her lifetime. For 2020, it is estimated greater than 276,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and over 42,000 will die from breast cancer.

  • Treating Chronic Pain

    Brittney Fulcher, NP, Deaconess Comprehensive Pain Center​​

    It is estimated that 50 million adults suffer from chronic pain in the United States. This pain can be mild or severe, episodic or continuous, merely inconvenient or totally incapacitating. Chronic pain is pain that persists for longer than 3-6 months.
     

  • Suicide: Get the Facts

    Janie Chappell, Deaconess Cross Pointe

    Suicide is a leading cause of death in American teenagers, and the rate of suicide in middle aged adults has gone up more than 30% in the past decade. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an increase in mental health issues which could add an estimated additional 70,000 deaths due to despair-suicide and alcohol-related suicides. 

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