2009 Medical Minutes Archive

2009 Archive

January - Obesity
February - Sleep
March - Colorectal Cancer
April - Women & Incontinence
May - Stroke
June - Men's Health
July - Skin Cancer
August - Joint Care
September - High Cholesterol
October - Flu Season
November - Scalds & Burns
December - Scalds & Burns

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December 2009 - Scalds & Burns

Scald injuries can be very painful and can mean prolonged treatment. Sixty percent of scalds are suffered by infants and young children. The elderly and people with disabilities are also often scald victims. Scalds frequently happen in the kitchen and bathing area. Learn more scald safety tips...

And during the holidays, it’s important to not get distracted by the holiday fun, while preparing meals to avoid burns to the food, as well as yourself. Learn more  burn safety tips...

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November 2009 - Going Smoke-Free

The American Cancer Society says kicking the tobacco habit can reduce your risk of coronary heart disease within one year. Overtime, quitting smoking can reduce your risk for stroke and lung cancer. Giving up cigarettes can also improve the lives of people around you. Secondhand-smoke is responsible for up to 300,000 lung infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis in children less than 18 months Living Well is a community health education initiative featuring informative events, health tips, and awards for those living well, and encouraging others to do the same.

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October 2009 - Flu Season

No one wants the flu. This year people are considered with getting the seasonal flu, as well as, HINI. Dr. Mark Newton, E.R. Medical Director at Doctors Hospital, discusses ways that you can help minimize your risk of getting it, and limit the spread of it if you’ve got it.

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September 2009 - High Cholesterol Prevention

High cholesterol rarely has any outward symptoms, but left untreated can cause deadly traffic jams in your arteries that prevent the flow of blood. In severe cases, this can cause heart attacks, strokes, and other serious complications.

Dr. Deshpande Priya and Dr. Phillip Kennedy discuss the dangerous effects of high cholesterol and when treatment is required.

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August 2009 - Joint Care

Knees, hips, elbows, and more than a 100 other joints in your body make movement possible. A joint is where two bones come together. You may not think much about your joints until you experience pain in them. It's important, though, that you take care of your joints.

Orthopedic surgeons Dr. Scott Duffin and Dr. John Franklin share more.

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July 2009 - Skin Cancer

Dr. Jed Howington, a Radiation Oconologist, talks about skin cancer risks. Exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun and tanning beds is an important fact in skin cancer risk. Past sunburns, sun exposure at young ages, and genetics also play a part. People with fair complexions that burn or blister easily, blond or red hair, light-colored eyes, have higher skin cancer risks.

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Men & Cancer

June 2009 - Men's Health Month

Dr. William Reimer talks about Men's Health and the importance of seeing the doctor. How many men do you know who get an annual physical exam?

Many men tend to ignore symptoms, even potentially serious ones. A recent survey conducted by Men's Health magazine and CNN found that one-third of men would not go to the doctor, even if they were experiencing major health problems such as severe chest pains or shortness of breath - two indicators of potential heart disease.

Encourage the men in your life to take responsiblity for their health by getting age-appropriate screenings and making appointments with their doctor.

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Car Care

May 2009 - Stroke

Dr. Mark Newton, Medical Director of Doctors Hospital's ER, talks about stroke risk factors.

Stroke, a brain attack, kills 150,000 people every year, is the leading cause of disability in this country, and is the number one reason for nursing home admission.

A stroke can impair or completely take away your abilities to walk, talk, think, remember or even breathe.  Many people think of stroke as something that happens to only elderly people, but, the fact is, stroke can happen at any age.

Stroke is an emergency that requires you to get immediate medical attention. You have the power, though, to fight stroke through lifestyle choices.

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April 2009 - Women & Incontinence

Did you know that one out of three women live with urinary incontinence? They lack control of the flow of urine from their bodies. Incontinence can cause some women to constantly worry about finding a bathroom. Many women suffer in silence because they’re embarrassed, but there is no reason to suffer needlessly. Dr. Donna Adams-Pickett and Dr. Radhika Subramanian believe that the first step is to talk with your doctor.

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March 2009 - Colorectal Cancer

If you think colorectal cancer is something that only impacts older white men, think again. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States, excluding cancers. The risk of colorectal cancer increases with age; more than 90 percent of cases are diagnosed in people 50 and older. The best defense is to get screened.

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February 2009 - Sleep

Sleep is an important part of a healthy life.

Dr. Carmel Joseph, a pulmonary and critical care physician, and Dr. Barry Kimberley, an ear, nose and throat specialist, offers tips on how to improve your sleep health. Both physicians are board certified in sleep medicine.

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January 2009 - Obesity

Obesity is a complex, chronic life-threatening disease for adults in the United States. It is more than damaging to your health than smoking and alcohol abuse. And it raises the risk for diabetes, stroke, hypertension, heart disease, and other serious medical conditions. Dr. Christopher Gates, General & Vascular Surgeon specializing in Gastric Lap Banding, speaks on how losing weight can prevent or lower the risk for these health issues. So take the first step. Call the Center for Healthy Living at 706-651-5483.

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