Thursday, January 19, 2017

Improving healthcare in North Central Indiana

For nearly 100 years the doctors and nurses at Logansport Memorial Hospital have been focused on building better health for the residents of North Central Indiana. This year we are excited to announce the latest in a history of investments and innovation for the healthcare of our community: Building for Generations.

A healthy, happy family outdoors

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Important facts about cervical cancer

Cancer is a disease in which cells start to grow abnormally and it can strike in any area of the body. Normally, our cells divide in a controlled manner to replace old or damaged cells. If cells keep dividing when new cells are not needed, a mass of tissue called a tumor forms. A tumor can be benign or malignant. A benign tumor is not cancer and will not spread to other parts of the body. A malignant tumor is cancer.

Woman consults with her doctor during an exam.

Some women experience abnormal cell growth in their cervix, the canal that connects the lower part of the uterus to the upper part of the vagina. According to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, more than 12,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. Cervical cancer is the second most common type of cancer for women worldwide but, because it develops over time, it is also one of the most preventable types of cancer.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Pelvic Pain: What does it mean?

Many women experience pelvic pain - pain located between the belly button, hips and groin - and too many of those women don't take it seriously. Women often feel their symptoms or discomfort don't qualify as pelvic pain that needs to be discussed with a doctor. However, pelvic pain can be caused by problems in reproductive organs, intestines, nerves, bladder or muscles - and some of those problems are disorders that need treatment or they will only progress and get worse.

woman experiencing pelvic pain

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Common sports injuries for teens

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2.6 million children 0 to 19 years old are treated in the emergency department each year for sports and recreation-related injuries. If not treated properly, these injuries can affect growth and development. They can also lead to issues that linger into adulthood such as arthritis.

Injured soccer player on the field

When a sports injury occurs, it is important to quickly seek proper treatment - ideally from a certified orthopedic specialist.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Warning signs of lung disease

Some people think that having difficulty breathing is just part of aging. However, breathing difficulties should never be ignored. Problems breathing or catching your breath after even minimal exertion can be the first signs of lung disease, including COPD, asthma and lung cancer. Learn the early warning signs so you can seek treatment before lung disease becomes serious or even life threatening. Early detection can save your life.

Elderly woman reviews a lung x-ray with her doctor