Expert Health Articles

  • Osteoporosis
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  • Hand Hygiene
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  • The Rise of Spring Allergies: Fact or Fiction?
    Several factors determine the severity of allergy season.
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  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
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  • Thumbs
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  • What is a DO?
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  • Where’s the Best Place for Your Child’s Sports Exam?
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  • Kidney Cancer
    The kidneys are vital organs serving many important roles in your body including, filtering your blood and controlling your blood pressure. Unfortunately, they are also prone to developing abnormal cysts and tumors, some of which are cancerous. Learn what to look for and how it's treated in Dr. Joshua Ebel's weekend doctor column
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  • I Want This Hair Gone!
    While there are many options for hair removal, laser hair removal has become a more popular treatment due to its more permanent results. This hair removal has significantly improved and has minimal sensation. Dr. Lorie Thomas explains the process in this weekend doctor column:
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  • Eating Right
    Sometimes it can be overwhelming with what to do first when you want to change your eating habits. Julie Russell shares her tips on eating right and adding more variety to your diet in this weekend doctor column.
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  • Distal Biceps Ruptures
    The biceps muscle is a key player in the function of the upper and lower arm, therefore, when it has an injury, it can make a significant impact on a person’s function. James Davidson, MD and Katie Fultz, PA-C discuss signs and symptoms of distal bicep ruptures, as well as early treatment methods in this weekend doctor column
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  • The Unicondylar Partial Knee
    For some patients with limited knee arthritis, surgeons may elect to perform a partial knee replacement. This partial replacement can be less painful and have a quicker healing time. Dr. Stanislaw Dajczak further discusses the advantages in this weekend doctor column.
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  • Seeing a Psychiatrist
    "Who sees a psychiatrist anyways?" Often times, we do not notice when the people in our life are struggling due to the stigma around seeking help. Dr. Christian Steiner discusses overcoming the stigma in this weekend doctor column.
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  • Egg Allergy and the Flu Shot: Cause for Alarm?
    The myth of egg allergy as a contraindication for receiving the flu shot has persisted in the public yet egg allergic individuals should receive the same care and influenza prevention treatment. Dr. Amber Patterson discusses further in this weekend doctor column.
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  • Rotator Cuff Tears
    Experiencing shoulder pain during daily activities such as reaching up to a cupboard, brushing your hair or reaching into your back pocket for your wallet? This may be a sign of rotator cuff tears. Dr. Dacjzak discusses further in this weekend doctor column.
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  • Earwax
    Earwax! Gross right? While many of us do not like to see or hear about it, it is actually healthy for us, as it works as a natural lubricator. Jessica Schulte, PA-C discusses the health benefits of earwax in this weekend doctor column.
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  • Dealing with Aches and Pains in the Winter
    Dealing with snow and frigid temperatures this time of year can be toughest on backs and achy joints. Read this week’s Weekend Doctor from Dr. Kindl on how to manage your pain this winter.
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  • Developing the Habit of Movement
    Conditioning your body for movement conditions your mind for confidence, creativity and happiness. Nancy Proctor explains how developing a habit of movement will not just benefit you physically, but mentally and emotionally as well, in this weekend doctor column
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  • Legislation, Human Trafficking and Healthcare
    While recent legislation has been proven effective for trafficked victims, there is a need for healthcare providers to work beside law enforcement regarding this complex human rights issue. It is suggested that healthcare facilities create a Human Anti-Trafficking Response Team, including medical providers, social workers, security and more. Mindy Lause, RN, discusses human trafficking and healthcare in this weekend doctor column.
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  • Understanding Lymphedema
    There is never a good time to develop a chronic condition in your life but developing one at the end of your cancer battle can be one of the worst times. This is one of the ways lymphedema can emerge into someone’s life. Emilee Shoemaker, occupational therapist, explains lymphedema further in this weekend doctor article
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  • Protein – what’s the big deal?
    High protein, low carbohydrate diets are growing in popularity. While protein is a nutrient that our bodies need, and it has many more functions in the body than just muscle building. Nancy George, dietician, discusses how much protein adults and children should be consuming, in this weekend doctor column:
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  • Holiday Eating
    Holidays and gatherings can revolve around food for many. It’s important this time of year, to set a realistic goal of maintaining your weight and be mindful of what and how much you are eating. Julie Russell, dietitian and diabetes educator, shares how to stay on track with your eating habits during the holidays in this weekend doctor column.
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  • CoolSculpting
    Cryolipolysis, better known as CoolSculpting, is a process of freezing fat. For individuals with healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle, cryolipolysis is a safe and effective way to reduce excess fat. Learn more about the CoolSculpting treatment from Sue Schecklehoff, RN in this weekend doctor column
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  • Urinary Incontinence
    Urinary incontinence (UI), the loss of bladder control, is a common and often embarrassing problem. An estimated 15 million adult women in the U.S. are currently affected by it. To learn how to get tested for UI and treatment options available, Sarah Weihrauch explains further in this weekend doctor column
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  • Constipation in Children
    A normal bowel pattern is an important sign of good health. However, constipation is a common in children of all ages. In this weekend doctor column, Dr. Ailing Chen explains what parents can do to help their children establish regular bowel habits
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  • Dryness is Affecting my Relationship
    FemiLift has become a popular treatment in recent years, used for many gynecologic conditions. Dr. Lori Thomas, from Beyond MedSpa, discusses FemiLift and hormone treatments for urinary symptoms and vaginal dryness in this weekend doctor column.
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  • GERD Awareness Week
    The week of Thanksgiving is national Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week. Overindulging often leads to symptoms of heartburn, bloating, and regurgitation. However, when these symptoms occur on a regular basis despite normal eating habits, you may have GERD. In this Weekend Doctor column, Dr. Jessica Reynolds further explains the symptoms of GERD
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  • Humor
    We all laugh because humor feels good and brings people together, but did you know it has many health benefits? Researchers have studied laughter, along with positive emotions, and found that laughter and lightheartedness can be a natural medicine for many conditions. Gina Bailey, BSN, RN discusses the health benefits of humor in this Weekend Doctor column
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  • Burning, Tingling or Numbness in Your Feet Could Signal a Serious Diabetes Complication
    November is Diabetes Awareness Month and more than 30 million Americans are living with diabetes. Peripheral neuropathy, or nerve damage in the feet, can be one of the most common complications of the disease. Thomas Vail, DPM shares tips to prevent peripheral neuropathy in this Weekend Doctor column
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  • Hematuria
    Hematuria, an abnormal presence of blood in the urine, can be alarming to find, especially if it presents itself with no symptoms. Andre Gilbert, MD discusses the symptoms and testing for hematuria in this Weekend Doctor column
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