Over 1 million patients develop sepsis each year in the United States. Sepsis is the body’s potentially deadly response to an infection, characterized by widespread inflammation. It damages healthy tissues and causes blood clots that harm the blood vessels, interrupts … Read More
For the sixth time, Wooster Community Hospital has been named to the list of the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals®. The annual list identifies the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of over 3,000 hospitals in the U.S., recognizing … Read More
Systemic lupus erythematosus usually referred to as lupus, is an autoimmune disease that causes harm to a variety of organs in the body. It affects 1 in every 2,000 individuals, and it is more common in women and in those … Read More
The Civil War, Pearl Harbor, 9/11 … America has faced many adversities in its history and has managed to emerge stronger in the aftermath.
But how do you fight and defeat an invisible medical enemy – especially one as seemingly … Read More
If you’ve never been examined by a hospitalist, don’t feel slighted. In fact, it could be a reason to celebrate, since hospitalists only see patients in the hospital. And chances are, if you had been seen by a hospitalist, you … Read More
You wouldn’t buy a used car without going through inspection, nor would you select a bottle without a label to serve your dinner guests. The same is true of our bodies. To understand the composition of your body is to … Read More
Clotting is a necessary function for healthy blood; it prevents excess blood from being lost during injury or accident, and it can create bruising, where healing takes place. When it comes to clotting causing problems, most people are aware of … Read More
Many people think you have to be experiencing a medical emergency to go to the hospital. While it’s true that a hospital’s emergency room is the place to go if you believe you’re experiencing life-threatening symptoms, many patients go to … Read More
Temporal arteritis is when blood vessels in and around the scalp become inflamed. “Temporal” because it occurs around the temples – the flat surfaces on either side of the forehead – and “arteritis” meaning inflammation of the arteries, the blood … Read More
Parents of newborns often want to take advantage of the respite from work during maternity leave. Plus, because the mother is no longer pregnant, air travel is finally possible again.
But what about the newest member of the family? How … Read More