Thursday, September 21, 2017

Three common questions about diverticulitis

Almost half of all Americans over the age of 60 develop colon diverticulosis and approximately 15% of those end up with diverticulitis which is an uncomfortable, often painful condition. While the disease is fairly common, not many people know much about it. Let's review three common questions about diverticulitis.

Doctor consults with older male patient

Thursday, September 14, 2017

How do you know when you need a Total Ankle Replacement

Total Ankle Replacement - also called Total Ankle Arthroplasty - is a surgery used to treat advanced ankle arthritis or pain and deterioration due to normal wear and tear or a previous injury. Orthopedic specialists perform this surgery at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

A doctor examines a patient's foot and ankle

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Four lifestyle changes that can help lower your risks from high cholesterol

You've been diagnosed with high cholesterol... now what? The biggest problem from high cholesterol is that it joins with other risk factors to impact your overall risk of heart disease. People with high cholesterol are often more likely to experience a coronary event such as a heart attack. A few fairly simple lifestyle changes can both correct your cholesterol and positively impact your heart health.

Happy couple out for a bike ride

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Non-Invasive Screening for Lung Cancer: What you need to know

Most lung cancer is not detected until patients are symptomatic and see a doctor. By the time those symptoms appear, the cancer has typically spread and is considered late stage. Late stage lung cancer has a 5 year survival rate of just 15%. If detected early, the 10 year survival rate jumps to 92%! Those are odds everyone can appreciate. Learn more about screening criteria and the benefits of early detection of lung cancer.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Common reasons for breast surgery

As with many types of general surgery, there are a variety of reasons that can cause a doctor to recommend breast surgery. Likewise, there are many different types of breast surgery. Knowing a bit about the most common reasons for breast surgery can help take away some of the natural concern people have when they are facing surgery.

Woman consulting with her surgeon