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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 4:20pm

On Nov. 16, 2009, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued new mammography recommendations for breast cancer screening.1 Their controversial recommendations affected women of all ages, as they suggested no screening mammography for women 40 to 49 years old, biennial screening for women 50 to 74 years old, and ending screening at 74 years old .By...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 4:17pm

Rehabilitation is treatment designed to promote recovery from injury, illness, or disease back to as normal a condition as possible. Inpatient treatment in a hospital setting provides opportunity for recovery like no other outpatient or skilled nursing facility can offer. Regaining strength. Improving mobility. Performing activities of daily living independently...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 4:11pm

With the return of warm weather, the spring sports season is wrapping up and Summer is beginning.  We all want our children to enjoy this wonderful time of year without the risk of injury and pain.  The common injuries seen during this time of year are:

Baseball and Softball

Shoulder/Elbow Injuries...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 4:07pm

Hypothermia occurs when the body temperature is abnormally low; causing the body to lose heat faster that it can be produced.  This can occur quickly or over time through exposure.  For example, someone who is outside when the temperature is extremely low can be affected by hypothermia quickly.  A person who is exposed to cool temperatures for a long...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 4:03pm

The National Cancer institute reports that 1.2 million new cases of invasive cancer will be diagnosed this year.  Half of these patients will receive radiation therapy as part of their management; however, 5% will develop late effects of radiation.

There are two types of injury associated with radiation therapy.  Acute radiation dermatitis which is a...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 3:55pm

When we talk about vitamin D, we think of bone. 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 (...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 3:53pm

Incontinence or the involuntary loss of urine is a common problem in both men and women.  There are several types of incontinence, namely: stress incontinence, urge incontinence, total incontinence, and overflow incontinence.  It is essential to establish the type of incontinence, as treatment is different for each type.

Stress Incontinence:...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 3:49pm

 There are plenty of places to take pleasure in all the foods we’re told to avoid the rest of the year. Many are high fat, high calorie choices, but some are better than others!

Let’s consider the options…

  • Share with a friend; most servings can be split between two or three people!
  • Drink plain water; helps to...
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 3:47pm

For many patients, bypass surgery and stents have not relieved chest pain and other debilitating heart conditions.  For some, another surgery is not an option; so many people continue to suffer with chest pain, congestive heart failure, or other heart related conditions.  There is another alternative out there that may just be the answer.  External...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 3:37pm

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a disease in which the body cannot regulate the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Glucose is necessary in order to have the energy to perform daily activities, but too much glucose causes complications. The blood glucose level is regulated by a hormone called insulin. People with diabetes either do not produce enough insulin (Type 1...