The importance of mammograms

One of the biggest benefits of getting your screening mammogram is early detection. Screening mammograms can detect breast cancer in its early stages, allowing your provider to start treatment before the disease spreads. Studies show that screening mammograms help to reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer among women between the ages of 40 to 75, and especially for the women over the age of 50. 

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How to reduce your child’s fever and when to seek medical attention

Mom uses a thermometer to measure her child's fever

 

When our children are healthy and feeling well, their bodies can regulate their temperature and keep it in a safe range. When something is wrong or they’re sick, their body’s temperature can rise. If your child’s fever seems too high, it is understandable if you start worrying.

In this blog article, we’ll discuss the signs and symptoms of fever, how to reduce your child’s fever at home, and when a fever might require a visit to the doctor.

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Drug addiction and how family medicine can help

According to the Addiction Center, almost 21 million Americans have at least one addiction, yet only 10% of them receive treatment of any kind. About 20% to 30% of people who take prescription opioids misuse them and about 10% of people who misuse prescription opioids become addicted to them. At Logansport Memorial Hospital, our Family Medicine providers and MAT Program are here to help. 

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How experts assess and successfully treat a wound that won’t heal

Physician treating a wound that won’t heal

We all deal with minor wounds like burns, blisters, or scrapes every now and then and they typically heal naturally. But sometimes, wounds don’t respond to at-home treatment, and you might encounter a wound that won’t heal on its own.

Nearly seven million Americans suffer from these non-healing or chronic wounds. Living with a wound and not getting the right treatment can affect your quality of life or lead to new health issues or more serious problems, such as infections, limb loss, or, in the most severe cases, even death.

Read on to learn when (and how) to treat minor wounds at home properly, how the natural mending process works, and when to see a wound care specialist for a chronic wound that won’t heal.

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Patient testimonial: Greg Dominick

For many, a hospital is a place where you go when you’re sick. And if you’re fortunate enough to rarely get sick, then a hospital is a place you might not find yourself frequently visiting. For Greg Dominick, Logansport Memorial Hospital was a place he knew he could go if he needed it, and when he did – he was able to access all the different components of the care he needed, right here at home.

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