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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.

  • Quiz: Is it Time to See a Doctor About Your Joint Pain?

    From Deaconess Bone & Joint Care, in association with Orthopaedic Associates

    Pain in your knees, hips, shoulders or ankles can interfere with your daily life. This simple "yes or no" questionnaire can help you determine if it’s time to see an orthopedic doctor.
     

  • Preventing Firearm Injuries is Focus of National Trauma Awareness Month 2019

    Since 1988, May of each year is designated as National Trauma Awareness Month. The American Trauma Society works with its partners to choose a new focus for injury and violence prevention and awareness. This year’s focus is Firearm Injury Prevention.

  • 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.

  • What Everyone Should Know About Skin Cancer

    According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. People of all races can develop skin cancer. However, certain people are more likely to develop skin cancer. Some skin cancer risk factors include:

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