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    Health Matters

    Health matters—to all of us. In this space, we’ll share information with you on a regular basis. We’ll give you tips from our medical staff about certain things. We’ll give details about new initiatives. We’ll share other information that matters not only to your health, but to you.
     
    The Importance of Nurse Practitioners
    Aug 22, 2014 by Kim Kurey, APRN
    When I was younger and visited a doctor's office, the competent, compassionate care I received from a nurse practitioner influenced me greatly, and I decided to pursue the same career. I'm glad I did. Today, my job is not only personally...
    Enjoy Summer -- But Take Precautions
    Jun 19, 2014 by Dr. Joseph Gadbaw
    With outdoor recreational activities in full swing, it's important to remember to take precautions to reduce your exposure to a disease that spreads from infected ticks. Yes, you guessed it: Lyme disease. The Lyme disease bacterium is...
    Protect Your Brain
    Apr 25, 2014 by Dr. Oliver Mayorga
    As director of a major emergency department, few things are more troubling than seeing a head injury that most likely could have been prevented. Wearing one's helmet is common sense, of course, but it often runs up against the "it won't...
    If You Think Spring, Think Safety!
    Apr 17, 2014 by Dr. Katherine Hesse
    As a pediatric emergency doctor, preventable injuries are a concerning and unfortunately recurring theme for many of my patients. With the arrival of spring, it's worth reviewing a few basic safety tips that can help your child safely enjoy...
    Clearer Than Ever Before
    Mar 28, 2014 by Dr. Arun Basu
    People often worry about things they cannot see, but there's good news for all of us when it comes to the mysteries of the human body and the fight against disease: We can see inside you better than ever before. Even as a radiologist, it is...
    PAs an Integral Part of Healthcare
    Mar 21, 2014 by Art Welch, PA
    If you visit a doctor's office these days, it's increasingly likely that the person who performs your initial exam will be neither a doctor nor a nurse. It's also probable that if you have surgery, your surgeon won't be the only person...
    March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
    Mar 14, 2014 by Dr. Alan Greenwald
    Colon cancer is the second most common cancer in non-smokers in the United States – second only to prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women. That's the bad news. But there's good news, too. Colon cancer, if found early, is...
    The Importance of Primary Care
    Mar 07, 2014 by Dr. William Kober
    People often wonder: why see a doctor if you're not sick? As a primary care physician, my easy answer is the automotive analogy. You don't check the oil in your car after it breaks down. We top off the fluids precisely because we want to...
    Get Heart Healthy
    Feb 28, 2014 by Dr. Valerie Popkin
    February is American Heart Health Month – an ideal time to consider if you and your loved ones are doing the right things to prevent heart disease, the nation's leading cause of death for both men and women. Heart disease results in...
    Hospitalists: Caring for Our Community
    Feb 21, 2014 by Dr. Ken Donovan
    No one wants to be in the hospital, but if you find yourself there one day, the doctor who cares for you is most likely going to be a "Hospitalist," and I'd like to tell you what that means. Hospital care, like every aspect of healthcare,...