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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.

  • Defining Arthritis

    Dr. Mujtaba Tapal, MD, Rheumatologist, Deaconess Clinic Downtown

    Arthritis is a very common condition, affecting as many as half of all Americans in their lifetime. In my more than 20 years of practice, I’ve seen thousands of patients who are suffering from arthritis. It can be a painful and debilitating disease. However, arthritis is a broad term that describes one of several conditions.

  • 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. 

  • Who Decides, and When? - Understanding Advance Directives.

    Peggy Matacale, Chaplain, Deaconess Religious Life, and Candace Foster, Deaconess Privacy Officer

    Here at Deaconess, patients and family members are making decisions on others’ behalf every single day.  Sometimes the situation is sudden, such as after a car crash. In other situations, a family member has been in a gradual decline. But in all circumstances it can be a difficult time, so having the right information, with the desired decision-makers, is very important.

  • Joint Replacement FAQs

    Brooke Kline, PA-C, and Sarah Booth, MSN, FNP-C, Orthopaedic Associates 
     
    When someone is considering joint replacement, many questions come to mind about what to expect from the overall process—before surgery, during the hospital stay, and afterwards. 

  • Know Your Risk for Oral, Head & Neck Cancers

    Jessica Waggoner, BSN, RN, Oncology Nurse Navigator for Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

    April is Oral, Head and Neck Cancers Awareness Month--an appropriate time to share information about these serious cancers. While not common, these types of cancers are on the rise, especially in young adults.
     

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