Tuesday, August 30, 2016

5 common warning signs of breast cancer

As mammograms become more common, thankfully more breast cancers are caught at early stages - before common warning signs even occur. However, not all cancers are found with mammograms so it is important that all women know common warning signs. If you experience these symptoms, you should make an appointment with your primary care physician. Need a doctor? Logansport Memorial's Breast Center diagnoses and treats women throughout North Central Indiana.

Woman healthy and happy outside on a sunny day

Thursday, August 25, 2016

What is psoriatic arthritis?

Approximately one third of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis. Early recognition is critical to relieving the pain and inflammation of psoriatic arthritis. Yet many people do not know the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis or that psoriasis can affect the joints. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, delaying treatment for psoriatic arthritis as little as six months can result in permanent joint damage. It's important to learn the symptoms and treatment options.

A couple consults with their doctor

Thursday, August 18, 2016

4 tips for a strong recovery from orthopedic surgery

Man wearing a walking bootA nagging shoulder injury is limiting your ability to use your arm normally. You need your hip replaced because of arthritis. You tore your ACL in a skiing injury. Whatever the reason, you needed orthopedic surgery and now you're facing down a recovery period.

Recovery from orthopedic surgery can be hard work. Here are four tips to make your recovery as strong as possible.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Women and psoriasis

Women are too often the last to go to the doctor. They are busy taking care of their families and loved ones and put themselves last on the list. There are some red flags that shouldn't be ignored - even by busy caretakers. One of those is a rash that won't go away even after treating it with over-the-counter medications. Sometimes a rash isn't just a rash - it could be the sign of a more serious disease called psoriasis.

Doctor consults with her female patients

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. It is also associated with serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and depression.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery

You've been told you need surgery. Whether it is classified as major or minor, surgery is a scary thought to many people. Luckily with advances in general surgery, there are excellent options that make surgery and its recovery far less daunting than they used to be. Minimally invasive surgery is an option for many procedures and carries excellent benefits.

inside of a surgical suite