Tips for participating in fall sports

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of 2020 has been anything but typical. As the leaves begin to change and we become more accustomed to this “new normal,” some things are finally starting to get back to normal.

School’s finally in session again across north-central Indiana, and many student-athletes are back to having fun and participating in fall sports.

Avoid making any rookie mistakes. Whether your MVP is spending hours after class in the gym, on the field, or in the pool, read on to learn how you can help them stay safe—and prevent avoidable sports injuries—while they’re going for a big win.

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How to treat lymphedema

Sometimes, after getting a cancer-free diagnosis when you think your battle is over, you’re stuck dealing with a new challenge: painful swelling caused by lymphedema.

Lymphedema is an uncomfortable condition that often affects patients when lymph nodes are removed or damaged during or after their cancer treatment. It most commonly affects arms and legs, but lymphedema can also develop in other parts of your body.

Keep reading to learn more about how to treat lymphedema.

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Does vaping cause lung cancer?

A woman vapes with an e-cigarette

Smoking is the leading cause of death and disease in the United States.

Some people trying to kick their smoking habits have switched to vaping, but whether or not inhaling the aerosol “vapor” from e-cigarettes is any safer than cigarette smoke is still up for debate.

Scientists are still trying to determine definitively if e-cigarettes are an effective alternative for those who want to quit smoking. Since they are so new and so much is unknown about what they do, the American Cancer Society only recommends that adults who already smoke use them as a complete substitute for tobacco products, not in addition to cigarettes.

Read on to learn more about the health problems associated with vaping.

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How to know if you need wrist surgery

Driving a car, twisting a jar’s lid, writing a grocery list, scrolling through your phone, opening mail, washing your hands, eating a sandwich, holding a leash, folding laundry ... you use your wrist hundreds of times throughout the day for all sorts of tasks, big and small.

Most of us use our wrists so often that, unless they are in pain, we don’t realize how frequently we use those three wrist joints. Getting prompt medical care to treat wrist pain is critical for getting back to doing everyday tasks with ease.

Read on to learn more about different types of wrist pain and their causes, as well as when surgery is the best treatment option for a wrist injury.

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LMH apologizes for continued delays in scheduling

Just a few weeks ago, Logansport Memorial Hospital completed a planned transition to a new electronic health records system. This was a significant project and upgrade for the hospital that has been two years in the making. LMH did postpone the launch of this new system due to COVID-19, but did as much as possible to prepare our staff and our patients for the launch that would impact and change many processes across the hospital. 

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