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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:53am

Since your hip is a ball and socket joint, problems can arise when they are not working smoothly together. This problem can cause a condition known as Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI). FAI occurs when the head of your femur bone does not have full range of motion within the socket (acetabulum). Over time this can cause a breakdown of the cartilage that lines the...

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:51am

ECP is a safe, non-invasive, non-surgical treatment for patients with angina and certain heart failures.   ECP reduces or eliminates angina, increases energy and stamina and can help you get back to living your life again. You may be a candidate if:

 

  • you have chest pain or a certain heart failure
  • your heart meds no...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:50am

The primary goal of a Cardiac Rehabilitation program is to help the patient achieve his/her optimal physical, psychological, and social functioning through exercise training and education on lifestyle change. Cardiac Rehabilitation is an important part of the care for the patients who have undergone acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), after invasive coronary...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 10:01am

A: Wooster Community Hospital has always been an industry leader when it comes to promoting its community’s health and well-being.  This includes encouraging sound nutritional choices, partaking in regular exercise, and living an overall healthy lifestyle.  Becoming a Certified Medical Fitness Center is a seal of approval that the department meets...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 9:54am

A:  This is a question that we hear on a rather frequent basis. Our response is as follows: The patient always has the right to choose where they receive their care. This is clearly stated in Medicare policy and rules, for example.

Should a patient find themselves in this situation – which can certainly be uncomfortable to deal with – they need...

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 1:48pm

The Health Insurance Marketplace Exchange (Marketplace) is a new way to help you obtain the health insurance that you need at hopefully an affordable price. When using the Marketplace, you will be required to provide certain information about your income and the size of your household to calculate your monthly premium. The lower priced premium plans have higher...

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 1:40pm

WCH has recently installed a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine, also known simply as MRI. An MRI is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to generate pictures of the inside of your body.  This new machine offers many great benefits for WCH patients. The scanner first allows for faster scan times. Another feature improving patient...

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 1:37pm

If you are having any joint pain in your knees, it is important to seek medical attention from your doctor. If you are under the age of 40 then you may be a candidate for a form of knee preservation surgery known as cartilage restoration. Cartilage restoration consists of multiple surgical techniques to include microfracture, osteochondral autograft transplant,...

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 1:28pm

Some of the most life threatening diseases deal with the heart and it is essential to have an annual exam where your doctor can check your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.  Having abnormally high blood pressure and cholesterol can be a sign of heart disease and simple management through general cardiology has been shown to help prevent heart attacks. General...

 by Jessica Glenbocki OTR/L, MOT
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 9:06am

A:  Though it may seem gift buying is all about satisfying an “I want,” the truth is there’s more to buying toys than being on top of the latest kid trend. Toys that allow your child to develop fine and gross motor skills, motivate them to explore their environment, and learn sharing and turn taking skills are important for all...