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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.

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • Use Your Slow Cooker to Make Healthy Eating an Easy Choice

    Carolyn Burns, Clinical Dietitian, Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions

    As a dietitian, the most common reason people give for not sticking to a healthy eating routine is a lack of time for meal preparation. When people tell me this, I like to tell them about the benefits of using a slow cooker.

  • Winter Is A Great Time for Allergy Testing

    Jason White, MD, & Shannon Vickers, NP, Deaconess Clinic Allergy
     
    Many people know they have allergies because at of sneezing, itching and other symptoms that make miserable (especially if they happen at the same time each year). However, figuring out what allergens are the problem can be a guessing game without testing.  Winter can be a great time for allergy testing. 

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