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Colon Screening Saves Lives – A Patient’s Perspective
Grant Glackman, patient and Dr. Rubin Bahuva, Deaconess Clinic Gastroenterologist
You’ve heard that colon cancer screening saves lives. In this article, a patient shares his story about how a routine colonoscopy may’ve saved his life at the age of 61. He and his doctor together explain what a colonoscopy is, and why it’s important.
Sports Injuries – Knowing How To Treat, When To Get Medical Care
Daren Vertein, RN, FNP-BC, Deaconess Urgent Care and James Boulware, MA, ATC, LAT, Orthopaedic Associates Walk-In/Urgent Care
Any sporting event, practice or training can lead to injuries. Some injuries are minor, but others need urgent medical care. Below we discuss helpful information about how to handle a variety of common injuries resulting from nearly any sport.
How To Talk To Your Kids About Sex
Jason Hays, LCSW and Beth Petersen, PsyD, Deaconess Clinic Behavioral Health
This blog is about the talk that no one wants to have: The Talk…the talk with your kids about sex, where babies come from, etc.
But one of the first points we want to make is that this shouldn’t just be one talk—to really help your kids understand sexuality, and make good choices, there should be open communication over many years, and many discussions should be had.