Cuts, scrapes, and burns are hard to avoid. Most minor injuries can be treated at home. A small wound may threaten your health if it causes severe blood loss or becomes infected. Call your healthcare provider if a wound doesn’t heal within a couple of weeks. Call your healthcare provider right …Continue Reading.
The home medical supplies industry is a rapidly growing, multibillion-dollar industry. Patients, as well as the general population, are looking to gain more freedom in living and caring for themselves at home, which is provided through products specialized for in-home use. Aware of this trend, Ha…Continue Reading.
After serving as both a physician and administrator for Hancock Health, Dr. Stephen Flink is looking forward to spending more time with his grandchildren, pursuing an empty pickleball court, and becoming more deeply involved in Christian ministry when he retires later this month. But looking back…Continue Reading.
Electroencephalogram, or EEG, is a vital means of understanding how to treat patients with epilepsy and other seizure disorders. For these patients, it is crucial that the type of seizure be well-documented and understood, or treatment may not be successful. At the Hancock Regional Hospital Sleep…Continue Reading.
Nursing is one of the most selfless careers in our society. Nurses are usually our first point of contact when we’re sick or visiting the doctor’s office. Many nurses go out of their way to make sure patients are comfortable and act as a calm presence for those worried about their health. It …Continue Reading.
After practicing medicine for 24 years as a cardiologist, Hiroko Noda-Heiny, MD, FACC, has seen an evolution in the diagnosis and treatment of women with cardiovascular disease. “Doctors didn’t previously take seriously atypical symptoms like chest pain in women. When I was in medical schoo…Continue Reading.
Since 1933, the grateful public has formally recognized Doctor’s Day to express appreciation for the lifesaving work of physicians. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush recognized the numerous contributions of physicians by formally designating March 30 as National Doctors’ Day. During the la…Continue Reading.
What you know about Parkinson’s disease may be limited to hearing an interview with Michael J. Fox or reading about the diagnosis of Linda Ronstadt, Neil Diamond, Alan Alda, or Ozzy Osbourne. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-…Continue Reading.
If you’ve attended a yoga class or studied philosophy, you may have heard the term “Gaia.” This word refers to a personification of the earth as the ancestral mother of all life as well as a living organism in her own right, and she should be treated with respect as such. While you might no…Continue Reading.
There are many kinds of healthcare facilities. You can get healthcare for yourself and your family at many of these and you don’t always need to go to a hospital or emergency room. Where you do go will depend on what you need. Look on the web or in the phone book to find healthcare facilities n…Continue Reading.