Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Three benefits of joint replacement surgery

If your knees or hips are painful, restricting movement and limiting your overall mobility, you might be considering joint replacement. More than a million Americans have a knee or hip joint replaced each year. Why? Simply put, for better quality of life.

The obvious benefit from joint replacement surgery is reduced pain. There are other long-term benefits that can influence your decision to have surgery as well.

The orthopedic team at Logansport Memorial Hospital would like to highlight some of these benefits and encourage you to attend our upcoming joint replacement seminar to learn more.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Six tips to manage menopause

Menopause. It's a word that many women dread because of the horror stories of hot flashes and mood swings. Throughout menopause hormone levels fluctuate often and that's what causes the symptoms so many women recognize: hot flashes, mood swings, trouble sleeping, bone loss and more. As estrogen levels drop, the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and weight gain rise. Menopause clearly has very real health concerns alongside the uncomfortable symptoms.

Rather than dread this cycle of life, many women are choosing to be proactive and look for ways to manage menopause - to help their bodies adjust through these changes and come out on the other side healthy and strong. Logansport Memorial wants to help women take charge of their bodies with six tips to help alleviate menopause symptoms and improve overall health.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

What women need to know about high blood pressure

Many people think that heart disease and high blood pressure are health problems that primarily affect men. It's a common mistake and one that can unfortunately lead to women ignoring signs of health problems.
According to the American Heart Association, nearly half of all adults with high blood pressure are women. In fact, starting at age 65, women are more likely to have high blood pressure than men. High blood pressure is a serious condition and one that needs to be monitored and treated.

Let's learn more about high blood pressure and how it relates to women of every age.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Heart disease in women: how to reduce your risk

Did you know that more women than men die from heart disease each year? women and heart disease In fact, the American Heart Association notes that heart disease is the number one killer of women each year. Unfortunately, too many women downplay their symptoms of potential heart disease or don't realize the problems they are feeling are related to their heart. Heart disease symptoms and risk factors for women are very different than for men. Many women think they don't need to worry about heart health until they are over 65 but this is simply not true - especially if there is a family history of heart disease. Women of all ages need to take their heart health seriously. Let's take some time to highlight common heart disease risk factors for women and learn how women can reduce their risk of heart disease.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Common questions about mammograms

Mammograms are an important part of women's health care and yet they are also one of the most misunderstood. Mammograms are an important part of women's health careUnfortunately, many women skip this screening tool because they don't understand its importance. Some women don't schedule a mammogram out of fear. Others because they don't think it's important if they aren't in the breast cancer high risk category. Some women skip the test because they are concerned with costs.

Here at Logansport Memorial Hospital, we want all women to understand the importance of mammograms and have access to this vital screening tool. Read on to learn answers to the most common questions about mammograms and learn how to schedule your test.