important health scans for people over 40

Health Screens Over 40

Take charge of your health and your body will thank you for it! Regular check-ups are important because they help find problems before they start. And finding problems early improves your chances for treatment and a cure. As you get older, health screenings become a regular part of your check-ups. They help you be proactive and spot potential problems early. Let's review some of important health screenings for everyone over 40.

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Living Well with Logansport Memorial Hospital: top health concerns for men over 50


The big 5-0 is on the calendar (or perhaps in your rear view mirror). It's is getting harder and harder to escape the fact that your body doesn't rebound the way it used to after a round of golf or other physical activity. You might be getting tired doing thins that used to be part of your regular routine. As our bodies age, they go through changes and the risks for many common health problems increase as you age. 50 is a good time to take stock and make some healthy changes. What health concerns should you watch for? 

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Early signs of heart disease

Heart Disease, Chest Pain
Heart disease comes in many different forms, ranging from heart failure (when the heart isn't pumping blood as efficiently as it should) to irregular heart beats, known as arrhythmia. In general heart disease falls into one of these four categories: heart valve problems, arrhythmia, heart attack, or stroke. There are some early warning signs for heart disease. Knowing them, along with some heart health tips, can help keep you or your lo

Signs of serious heart distress

Call 911 if you are experiencing these immediate signs of heart distress: 

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Don't ignore these common symptoms of alcohol use disorder

Alcohol Use Disorder

Drinking too much alcohol can cause serious short and long-term health effects. In fact, studies from the CDC state that an estimated 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes each year. Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is a medical condition that doctors diagnose when a patient's drinking causes distress or harm. It can be mild, moderate or severe but any level, alcohol abuse and dependency is bad for your health. How do you know when it's time to seek help for a potential drinking problem? 

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What are the most common cancers found in men


When it comes to cancer, the saying "knowledge is power" is very true. The more you know about cancer types and risk factors, the better chance you have to proactively care for yourself with screening and healthier habits. Cancer can happen to anyone and in any part of the body. However, there are some cancers that are more common than others. What are the three most common cancers for men?

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