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by Dr. Eric Richman
1 year 27 weeks ago

A: Podiatrists have the ability to discover indications of PAD in a foot exam before serious problems occur. PAD is a narrowing or clogging of arteries in the legs caused by plaque. Due to the blocking of blood vessels in the legs, patients with PAD are more prone to foot complications. Cuts, sores, or blisters will be slow to heal due to the lack of blood flow. Early...

by Jeremy Brantner, HealthPoint Exercise Physiologist
1 year 28 weeks ago

A. While working with athletes keep in mind that in addition to making your practices productive, you need to help protect them against potential injuries. A few key factors for coaches to remember in the summer months: 1. Provide athletes multiple fluid breaks as they will dehydrate easily during conditioning. Remember, participants will need to increase fluids and...

Written by Jeremy Brantner, MS, Exercise Physiologist at HealthPoint
1 year 30 weeks ago

A. While working with athletes keep in mind that in addition to making your practices productive, you need to help protect them against potential injuries.

A few key factors for coaches to remember as fall begins:

1. Provide athletes multiple fluid breaks as they will dehydrate easily during conditioning. Remember, participants will need to increase...

Lisa Naidu, RPSGT, Sleep Technologist, answers this question
1 year 33 weeks ago

A. Getting the proper amount of sleep is essential to your physical health and emotional well-being and is just as important to the body as food and water. Sleep needs change over a person’s lifetime. Children and adolescents need more sleep than adults, typically 10-11 hours, while adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per night.

Written by James Freehahn, CRT, RCP Pulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist
1 year 35 weeks ago

Q. My husband was just referred for pulmonary rehab. What does that involve?

A. Pulmonary rehab is a treatment plan for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a restrictive lung disease or other ongoing breathing problems. It is tailored to meet each patient's individual needs with the goal of improving their quality of life for someone...

Christopher Ranney, M.D.
1 year 39 weeks ago

Q: I worry about my children playing sports and getting a concussion. How can I tell if a bump to the head is serious?

A: Concussions are a traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head or body that interferes with the normal function of the brain. The severity of a traumatic brain injury can range from "mild", with a brief change in mental status or...

by Diane Rowe, BSN, RN, CDE
1 year 40 weeks ago

Q. My father and I have diabetes. I've heard about programs where we can learn how to manage our diabetes. Will Medicare cover this for Dad? Will my insurance cover it?

A. It sounds like you have heard about Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT). These programs help patients discover how to live safely with diabetes day by day. They learn about balanced...

Richard Ransom, DPM
1 year 42 weeks ago

Q: I am an avid golfer, and recently I’ve noticed pain in my great toe joint to the degree that it’s affecting my swing. What can I do?

The Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Center
1 year 45 weeks ago

Q. I'm caring for my grandmother who is diabetic and doesn't move around much. How do I prevent bed sores?

A. This can be challenging, but there are some things you can do:

Pay attention to her overall health: People with chronic wounds often have other underlying conditions such as diabetes, peripheral arterial disease, vascular disease or radiation...

Tongue thrust and braces
1 year 46 weeks ago

Q. My dentist said my child will need braces before but before she can get them, her tongue thrust must be corrected. What is tongue thrust?