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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...

by Gabriele Pedicelli, M.D.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 1:21pm

A: Many patients ask about the differences between a CT (Computed Tomography) scan and an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan: “Which is better?” or, “Should I have one over the other?” While the machines look similar, what occurs is quite different.

A CT scanner sends X-ray beams through the body as it moves through an arc taking many...

by Nicole Blevins, RPSGT, Sleep Technologist
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 10:52am

Like most Americans, you probably do not sleep the 7-9 hours each night that the National Sleep Foundation recommends. It is also safe to assume that you have, or know someone who has, one or more of the leading causes of death in the US according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) including heart disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease (such...

by Tara Raudebaugh, MSN, RN
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 4:18pm

No one likes to be rushed… not even your unborn baby. The length of pregnancy is often thought of as ten months. The medical community refers to pregnancy length in weeks…40 weeks. Let’s face it… as pregnancy nears the end, physical discomfort often increases! The anticipation of meeting your new little “he” or “she” can be exciting and overwhelming. While getting the...

by Carol Inkrott, RD, LD, CDE
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 2:53pm

Make a plan to stay organized and “in control” this holiday season by:

-- Keep a running list of errands, groceries and gifts. Plan to finish as many things in fewer trips
-- Grocery shop when full or stash healthy snacks in car or purse like nuts, whole grain crackers or dried fruit to eat before entering store. Shopping on an empty stomach and without a...

Jianming Han, MD, PhD
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 4:43pm

A. Vitamin D is very important for bone health, as it is essential for promoting calcium absorption in the stomach. Typical diseases caused by vitamin D deficiency are Rickets in children and osteomalacia (soft bones) in adults.

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased risk for cancer (particularly colon, prostate, and breast); hypertension, and...

AlexSandra Davis, RN, BSN, MPA, CPM
Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 11:55am

A: Some reasons many patients are non-compliant with their medications include: forgetfulness (they forget to take it or get it refilled), they don't like the side effects, or they don't understand what the medication is for and how to take it.

Other factors that interfere with medication management include, poor vision, being unable to open medication...

 by Lisa Naidu, RST, RPSGT, Sleep Technologist
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 9:15am

A. Studies have shown that drowsiness effects result in slower reaction times, impaired judgment and vision, decline in attention to important signs, road changes, and the actions of other vehicles, decreased alertness, which can prevent someone from seeing an obstacle and avoiding a crash, increased moodiness and aggressive behavior, problems with processing...