March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, recognizing a condition that affects nearly 200 million women around the world. When the endometrial tissue lining the uterus grows outside of it, this tissue bleeds during menstrual periods. But because the blood can’t escape the body like regular me…Continue Reading.
“Everybody is going to have a musculoskeletal problem at some point in their life,” said Dr. Clay Strong, orthopedic surgeon at Hancock Orthopedics. “Everybody is going to have something that hurts that they want looked at.” It can also be easy to put off care, which means you’re suff…Continue Reading.
Asked what he likes to do for fun, Paul Litten’s response was short and direct. “Work,” he said with pride. “I like to stay busy.” For nearly 20 years, Paul has driven the same bus route bringing Hancock County students safely to school from kindergarten through their senior year of…Continue Reading.
Appoint a family spokesperson to serve as the link between the ICU team and family members. This helps protect the patient’s privacy and saves time for nurses. Also, you can help make your loved ones feel more comfortable. Talk with the nurse to find out what you can do. Your loved one may …Continue Reading.
Any pregnant woman waiting to give birth understands the vulnerable nature of labor and delivery. Women are programmed to look for comfort and safety while laboring so that they feel at ease with the birthing process. Whether a woman has chosen a vaginal birth, cesarean, or has an emergent condit…Continue Reading.
The Women’s Health Clinic receives a grant from the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust Inc. (IBCAT)
The mission of the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust Inc. is to increase awareness and improve access to breast cancer screening, diagnosis and support services throughout Indiana. The trust receives funds through sales from the breast cancer awareness special recognition license plate, which…Continue Reading.
January is the month of resolutions. People jump with “it’s a new year” momentum to climb the hills of eating healthier, changing lifestyles and quitting habits that are making them ill. Then we get to February, and those hills start to feel like mountains, and our motivation wanes. Quittin…Continue Reading.
The heart is the center of your circulatory system and is responsible for delivering oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. Coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and other issues with the heart and vessels can hinder blood flow, oxygen, and nutrition to a wound. Venous skin …Continue Reading.
In Hancock County, mental health and suicide are among the top three health concerns according to surveyed residents. If you want to be prepared to help someone who is considering self harm or suicide, you can attend a local QPR Suicide Prevention Training hosted by Healthy365. This quarterly fr…Continue Reading.