Thursday, September 22, 2016

Five tips for lowering cholesterol

If you have high cholesterol, you are at a higher risk of developing heart disease. Take steps to reduce that risk - lower your cholesterol and make healthy changes to your lifestyle. Your heart and your family will thank you for it.

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You might still need cholesterol medicine - there are genetic factors that also impact your cholesterol levels - but following these tips might make it so you need a lower dose of that medicine and can reduce some of its side effects.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Women's Health: When hysterectomy is the best option

Women throughout north central Indiana trust Logansport Memorial Hospital with their health care needs. Our Women's Health Center offers care ranging from routine gynecological screenings and treatments to more complicated surgeries and cancer care. When a hysterectomy is warranted, it is performed by specialized gynecological surgeons.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

What do your cholesterol numbers mean?

Cholesterol plays a major role in a person's heart health. High blood cholesterol is a significant risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke. That's why it's important to know your cholesterol levels. But the terms used to describe cholesterol can be confusing. HDL, LDL, Triglycerides... "good cholesterol"... Let's learn what those terms and numbers mean and when you should be concerned about them.

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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.

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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.

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