Recently, we sat down with IRMC Physician Group’s general surgeons to learn a little bit about the da Vinci Xi robot, Indiana Regional Medical Center’s newest innovative technology. Here is what we learned:
It’s right around the corner. That’s right — flu season. And like clockwork, the familiar muscle aches, coughs, chills, headaches, runny noses, sneezes and sore throats return, too. With the kids back in school, there’s also a much greater chance that they could catch a bug and bring it home to share with the rest of the family.
Bloating. Constipation. Diarrhea. Heartburn. Stomach cramps. Many men are quite familiar with the misery of digestive issues.
Ian McNichol was about 13 or 14, playing shortstop for his baseball team, when he sustained his first serious blow to the head. He lost a pop-up in the sun, and the ball struck him square in the right eye. Four years later, he was hit in the face again while playing baseball. Both incidents resulted in concussions.
Jonathan “Jon” Levitt spent the last years of his promising young life battling the grips of a merciless addiction to opioids. Jon was an attractive and athletic young man. He excelled in sports, particularly hockey, was academically successful throughout his high school years, with a particular fondness for history, and was a gifted artist. By all accounts, Jon was the son most people dream of raising.
Research shows certain risk factors can increase the chances of developing cancer. Some of these factors, such as tobacco use, can be controlled. Others, like age and family history, are beyond our control, so F.F. Thompson Hospital is now offering cancer genetic testing to empower patients in minimizing risk.
Say goodbye to ingrown hairs, razor burn and achieve your best shave yet
In February, I had open heart surgery to repair a mitral valve and have a bypass. It’s an experience I wouldn’t wish on anyone.
Exercise, eating right and overall healthy living are key allies in keeping cancer at bay
June is National Hernia Awareness Month — what precautions can you take to protect yourself?
Cataracts affect more than 24 million people. Here's what you need to know
Is this wellness trend really worth your time and money?
How to take care of your body's largest organ
The purpose, function and importance of your sleep and wake cycles
Learn how you can give your energy some exercise
Sure, this might be a popular trend. But is it really helpful?
Studies show the benefits of living an active, outdoor lifestyle are endless
‘Tis the season when allergens attack, but sufferers can still enjoy the outdoors
Understanding the roles of emergency rooms, urgent cares and primary physicians when you require medical attention
For whatever's ailing you, Lytle helps with the big and small
Presenting a Lunch 'n' Learn on how to better see clearly
Understanding biometric screenings and what they mean for you
If you're in need of dialysis while being hospitalized at Thompson, you don't need to go far
It's important that doctors share new developments with patients
Cannabidiol products may relieve aches and pains, but should you try them?
Should this wellness trend be considered the new fountain of youth?
Understanding how MS affects those diagnosed and what's being done to treat it
Wellness Condition and Lifestyle Management Program puts employees in driver seat on road to good health
Understanding medicinal mushrooms and the benefits they can provide
Employers want to make participation worth your while
Do you know the dangers of both diabetes and pre-diabetes?
The options are endless when it comes to improving health
This group developed a program to turn around prediabetes diagnoses
With the start of a new year, many people are focused on improving their health. Yet fitting in time for health and well-being can be tough. To make it easier, Bucks and Montgomery County Health Care Consortium partners with Health Advocate to offer a wellness program and other resources to help employees and their families. Through your wellness program, you have access to a variety of programs and services to help you get and stay healthy.
Some screenings might not be the most comfortable procedures, but they could save your life
Tips to get you through the rest of the season without a scratch
Thompson Health offers workshop for all chronic cases
Get started with My Virtual Y to accomplish your goals
Chronic diseases can profoundly impact all you do, but the appropriate therapeutic tools and lifestyle changes can improve your quality of life
What to keep in mind while cozying up to winter
Lyons Central School District continues to engage staff in wellness
Just because it's cold out doesn't mean you can slack on your health
Experts weigh in on an ancient wellness practice
Telemedicine brings the doctor’s office to your living room, but be wary of outside complications
CCAC puts a new spin on the fitness challenge with desk exercises
Mammograms and colonoscopies aren't the most comfortable procedures, but they can save your life
Endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery provides quick relief and recovery
Dr. Shivani Duggal provides insights and answers about a necessary test
As you age, your immune system needs special attention to keep you healthy
My latest foray into fitness found me attempting a Pilates barre class. Although taught at a Pilates studio, barre is a dynamic fusion of Pilates, ballet and isometric and isotonic exercises. Its original iteration was created by Lotte Berk, a German dancer who suffered a back injury and combined her dance conditioning with rehabilitative therapy.