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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.

  • HPV and Cervical Cancer

    Audrey Cornelius, PA-C, Oncology Physician Assistant

    January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Cervical Cancer is primarily caused by HPV—this stands for Human Papilloma Virus.  Currently, in the United States alone, there are 80 million people infected with HPV, and 14 million more become infected each year.

  • 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.
     

  • Avoiding Weight Gain This Holiday Season

    The holidays are upon us, and this year has been very different for all of us with the pandemic. Although our holiday gatherings will likely look different (and smaller!) this year, weight gain from holiday meals can still affect us so it is still important to set goals for yourself. 
     

  • Preventing Sprains & Strains at the Workplace

    As the colder weather trickles in, bringing with it snow, ice, illnesses, high patient census, and increased workload, instead of practicing more self-care, we tend to feel rushed and fatigued leading to us taking more shortcuts and trying to find the easiest way to do things.

  • Ready to Quit Smoking?

    Why do I still smoke? How can I quit? These are questions that most smokers ask themselves almost daily. We are all familiar with the hazards of smoking, but there is still nothing easy about quitting.  The fear of developing lung cancer, strokes, heart disease, emphysema, and other lung diseases often doesn’t do enough to help people quit because nicotine is an addiction. 
     

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