Recent Articles

Tara Raudebaugh, RN, MSN, Manager of The Women's Pavilion
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 9:16am

A.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is a baby born with a birth defect every 4.5 minutes. Most birth defects occur during the first three month of pregnancy can happen before the mother even knows she is pregnant. While not always preventable, you can lower your risk for having a baby with a birth defect by:

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Tim Breiner, MS, RCEP
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 10:44am

A.  Even though your surgery created bypasses around the blocked arteries in your heart the disease process that led to those blockages can continue.  Those bypass grafts are more likely to stay open if you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Not only will cardiac rehab help you recover from the surgery but the classes you attend and the support you receive...

Tim Breiner, MS, RCEP
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 9:02am

A:  ECP therapy (external counterpulsation therapy) is an alternative to treating blocked coronary arteries that does not involve surgery.  This non-invasive procedure can help someone who suffers from chronic chest pain.  During an ECP treatment the patient lies on an exam table while a series of three blood pressure cuffs wrapped around each leg is...

Michele Messam, CIC
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 4:25pm

A:  The flu season has already arrived in Wayne County.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we're seeing the earliest start to the flu season (excluding the H1N1 pandemic) since 2003. The flu season can be unpredictable but with an early start it could be a hard hit year.

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness...

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 3:19pm

HealthPoint is now offering a "Kids Korner" option to parents who are Health & Wellness members at HealthPoint!  The "Kids Korner" service is free to Health & Wellness members.

Formerly called Child Watch, "Kids Korner" is perfect for parents on the go!  With no reservation required, you can drop off your...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 9:52am

Each year, many of us pledge to exercise more and lose weight.  As a Personal Trainer, my goal is to get you to sustain your pledge long enough that you develop habits to reach your goals.  Three successful tips that I’ve observed in personal training clients who have success reaching their goal are:  setting realistic goals, making exercise a...

by Monique Arsenault, Program Director
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 4:12pm

A. If you suffer from a chronic wound that hasn’t healed in 30 days or a medical condition such as diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, bone infections, radiation skin irritations or vascular disorders resulting in poor blood circulation, your doctor may prescribe hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO).

The Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Healing Center uses HBO to...

James Freehahn, CRT, RCP
Monday, January 14, 2013 - 12:27pm

A.   Treatment for COPD can include a variety of things.  The first step would be to make lifestyle changes.

Lifestyle changes can include:

  • Quit Smoking - If you...
by James Freehahn, CRT, RCP
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 4:10pm

A.   Treatment for COPD can include a variety of things.  The first step would be to make lifestyle changes.

Lifestyle changes can include:

  • Quit Smoking - If you smoke, the best thing you can to do prevent more damage to your lungs is to quit. To help you quit,...
by Gabriele Pedicelli, M.D.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 1:34pm

A.  They sound similar – so which one is better?

It depends on what part of your body your doctor is interested in and the reason for the exam. Radiologists are the doctors who specialize in reading these images and collaborate with your doctor to determine what issue they want to diagnose.

For example, doctors will ask for a CT scan when they...