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

  • Tick Bites Can Cause Meat Allergies: All About Alpha-Gal

    Dr. Anne McLaughlin, Deaconess Clinic Allergy

    Food allergies and sensitivities are a common diagnosis in my office. Over the past eight years, I have seen a large increase in patients with a mammal meat allergy, caused by tick bites; specifically, this is an allergy to a carbohydrate in mammal meat called alpha-gal.
     

  • Stroke: Reduce Your Risk and Know the Signs

    Deaconess Primary Stroke Center

    Stroke is the leading cause of long-term adult disability and the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Because of these serious statistics, we want everyone to know more about stroke risk factors, stroke signs and symptoms, and the importance of immediate treatment if a stroke is suspected.

  • Beating Bunions

    Jason Denton, DPM, Deaconess Clinic Podiatry

    Every day in my practice, I see patients who are suffering from large, painful bunions. The condition is common, affecting as many as 1/3 of all adults. Many times bunions don’t require professional treatment, but when they do, a podiatrist can play an important role in addressing the issue.
     

  • Managing Spring Allergies

    Anne McLaughlin, MD, Deaconess Clinic Allergist 

    Are you sneezing, sniffling and itching?  If not, you may be soon.  Even though winter has lasted a long time this year, the spring will be upon us in the near future.  

  • What To Expect With Allergy Shots

    Majed Koleilat, MD, & Shannon Vickers, NP, Deaconess Clinic Allergy
     
    If your allergy symptoms aren’t always managed through medications and avoidance, a next step may be allergy immunotherapy (allergy injections).  Allergy injections, commonly called allergy shots, are a way to make you less allergic to certain allergens.

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