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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.

  • Planning & Goal-Setting to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

    Deborah Pfeiffer, MS, RD, Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions

    When your goal is weight loss, this time of the year can be a difficult time, as high-calorie, great-tasting food seems to be everywhere!  Here are some tips that can help you navigate through the weeks ahead.
     

  • Medication Assisted Treatment Program for Opioid Addiction

    Donna Lilly, MS, LCSW, LCAC, Chemical Dependency Treatment Coordinator, Deaconess Cross Pointe

    Discussions about the opioid crisis are everywhere. You may have heard stories on the news, read articles posted on social media, or had first-hand experience with a friend or loved one. Learn about a program at Deaconess Cross Pointe that helps people addicted to opioids (heroin, prescription pain pills, etc.) and move into recovery.
     

  • What Is Palliative Care?

    Dr. Anna Dauer, Deaconess Palliative Care Medical Director, and Andrea Lantz, LCSW, Palliative Care Clinical Social Worker

    Perhaps you’ve heard the term “palliative care” but weren’t sure what it meant. Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with chronic illnesses, focusing on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a chronic illness regardless of the diagnosis. The overall goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.
     

  • Choosing Toys for Young Children

    Teresa Martelli, MD, Deaconess Clinic Gateway Pediatrics

    Choosing toys for a young child this holiday season?  Learn more about open ended toys, and why they’re important for developing minds.
     

  • Heartburn or GERD?

    Andrew Benton, MD Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Gateway

    When is heartburn more than just heartburn? The quick answer is when the heartburn happens two or more times per week over several weeks, your taco dinner with hot sauce isn’t to blame and it may be time to talk to your doctor about GERD.
     

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