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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.

  • Antibiotics – What, When, Why (and Why Not)

    Christi Pagett, MD, Deaconess Clinic West

    Antibiotics are a marvel of modern medicine and have saved millions of lives.  However, the overuse of antibiotics is harmful. Learn about proper use of antibiotics, preventing illnesses, and how to treat illnesses that don’t require antibiotics.
     

  • How To Help Someone in an Abusive Situation

    Heather Phelps, LCSW, Deaconess Cross Pointe

    Maybe you know someone who you think is in an abusive relationship, but you don’t know how to help her (or him). We want to help you know how to help someone you care about….what to do and say, and what NOT to do and say.

  • In the Know About Knee Pain

    Dr. Daniel Emerson, Orthopaedic Associates, Deaconess Joint Replacement Program

    If you suffer from knee pain, you’re not alone.  Out of approximately 320 million people living in the United States, more than 40 million suffer some form of arthritis.

  • What All Women Should Know About Mammograms and Their Breast Health

    Michael Daugherty, MD, Deaconess Breast Services

    Breast cancer will develop in 1 in 8 American women in her lifetime. For 2020, it is estimated greater than 276,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and over 42,000 will die from breast cancer.

  • Treating Chronic Pain

    Brittney Fulcher, NP, Deaconess Comprehensive Pain Center​​

    It is estimated that 50 million adults suffer from chronic pain in the United States. This pain can be mild or severe, episodic or continuous, merely inconvenient or totally incapacitating. Chronic pain is pain that persists for longer than 3-6 months.
     

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