Thursday, July 21, 2016

Uterine Fibroids: common questions & answers

Uterine fibroids are a common issue in women of childbearing age. For some women, the fibroids are so small that they cause no symptoms. For others, painful periods and pressure in the abdominal area are a sign that something needs attention. What are uterine fibroids? When should you see a doctor about them? And what are your treatment options? Let's learn more about uterine fibroids.

Woman smiling and relaxing

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Three common orthopedic issues for the elderly

Common signs of aging include gray hair and wrinkled skin but there are also signs that we can't see. As we age, our bones and joints age too and many people experience some form of orthopedic disorders as they age. Those aches and "creaking" bones can be symptoms of an issue that may benefit from orthopedic treatment. Three very common orthopedic issues for the elderly include osteoarthritis, fractures or dislocations (often from falling), and osteoporosis.

Older man having a conversation with his doctor

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Five Tips for Healthy Aging

As we age, our bodies change in both good and bad ways. Focus on healthy habits - particularly ones that help with common issues of aging - and you'll find that you can still be active, healthy and happy for years to come. Do your part to make your older years your golden years with these five tips for healthy aging.

Healthy, happy older couple

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Orthopedic issues in men vs women

It's no secret that men and women are different in many ways. Here's another item to add to that list: orthopedic issues. Everyone is susceptible to bone or joint problems during their lifetime, but some injuries are more common in men than in women. Musculoskeletal disorders also show themselves differently in males versus females. Recognition of these differences can lead to better care for patients and a stronger recovery.

Man with knee injury

Friday, June 17, 2016

Logansport Memorial Hospital seeking volunteers for Meals on Wheels program

Logansport Memorial Hospital is seeking volunteers for our Meals on Wheels program. Drivers are needed to help deliver meals within the Logansport city limits to seniors in their homes. If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in our community and help improve the lives of seniors by delivering a nutritious lunch time meal, this may be a good fit for you.

The details for this volunteer opportunity are as follows: 

  • Meals are delivered within Logansport city limits 
  • Deliveries are only made Monday – Friday, with no deliveries on major holidays or in bad weather 
  • The route takes about an hour to complete, and meals are ready to be picked up by 10 am 
  • Mileage reimbursement is available 
  • LMH staff will work with your availability 
  • You receive a free meal for yourself from CafĂ© Express at Logansport Memorial Hospital, once the meals have been delivered

A few additional requirements to be a driver include the following:

  • You must have a valid driver’s license 
  • You must complete an application at Logansport Memorial Hospital 
  • You must pass a background check 
  • You must attend a volunteer orientation 

 If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Katya Swisher, Director of Nutritional Services at Logansport Memorial Hospital by calling (574) 753-1522 or emailing kswisher@logansportmemorial.org.