Thursday, October 1, 2015

Breast care close to home

Women of all ages caring for each other and their health.
Breast health is an important part of a woman’s overall health and well-being. Regular breast exams should be a part of annual check-ups at all ages. Changes in the breast - discharge, lumps, skin appearance - are also worthy of medical attention. When you need breast health care, look no further than Logansport Memorial Hospital.

The Breast Center at Logansport Memorial Hospital provides comprehensive breast screening, diagnosis and treatment options. Our dedicated physicians and nurses give compassionate, expert care for a full range of breast health needs.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The importance of screening mammograms

There's no doubt about it, mammograms are one of the best tools available to find breast cancer in its early stages. And early detection of breast cancer dramatically increases survival rates. Yet too many women do not understand when to start getting mammograms, how often to have them or think a mammogram is something that can be put off. When you look at the facts, there is no denying that regularly scheduled screening mammograms save lives.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Four tips to keep your joints healthy

Four tips to keep your joints healthy
Sitting, standing, walking, turning your head, shaking your hips, playing the piano... all of these movements are made possible thanks to our joints. Those hips, knees, ankles, shoulders etc. all work hard every day. It makes sense that over time those joints wear down a bit. The cushioning between joints thins and bones start to rub against each other. As we lose muscle mass, our bodies call on the joints to carry more of the work of moving.

Joint pain is common but it's not completely inevitable. There are things you can do to slow down the wear and tear on your joints. The orthopedics department at Logansport Memorial has four great tips to keep your joints healthy.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

How do you know when it's time to see a doctor for an injury?

You're out running and feel a twinge in your knee. You're playing in your basketball league and twist your ankle. You fell on a weekend hike with friends and now your elbow is suspiciously swollen. Is it time to see the doctor or can you rest and ice your way through it?

It's hard to know sometimes if you're hurt and need a break or if you're injured and need medical intervention. Let's ask the orthopedic team at Logansport Memorial Hospital: When does a sports injury need a doctor?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Are there links between diabetes and joint pain?

If you have diabetes you are at risk for a variety of complications. Could your chronic joint pain or arthritis be one of those complications? At first glance these are seemingly unrelated issues. However, there are some links. If you have diabetes and/or suffer from chronic joint pain, you need to understand those connections for better health. Read on to learn more about the connections between diabetes and joint pain.