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Health Articles

We've pulled together general health information under a variety of topics to help you take charge of your own health. Much of the information comes from our own team of experts and from other reliable sources.

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Primary Care/General Health

Safety Tips for Preparing Your Thanksgiving Feast

It’s not every day that we roast a turkey, so if you have some questions, that’s understandable. “How you prepare your holiday meal is important. Remember to wash your hands, clean your cook surfaces and separates raw meat from other foods,” adds a TMH Dietitian.

Lung Diseases and Pulmonary Function Tests

During the day, we often notice our physical body—what aches and pains we are having, if we are clear-headed or tired, and more. Rarely do we stop and notice our lungs, yet along with our heart they are in constant motion— working whether we feel good or not. Millions of people live with lung diseases every day, and know with each breath what it feels like to have lungs that work well.

Bring Lifeline Along with Go-Safe Device

Lifeline provides the assurance that if your elderly or disabled loved one needs medical care or feels unsafe they can reach help—or you—with the touch of a button.

Flu Shots, Flu Treatment at TMH Walk-In Clinic

Every year brings a new flu bug to challenge our immune systems. The flu virus adapts each year and can be hard to predict. The flu shot is designed with the latest strains in mind, and often offers good protection. TMH provides flu shots each year through our Walk-In Clinic.


When to Take Your Child to Urgent Care

What types of sickness, injury, and other symptoms warrant urgent care versus the emergency room for children?

Be Diligent about Sun Protection with Kids

When you are out having fun take precautions to protect your family, especially babies, from too much sun exposure.

Treating Enterovirus 68 and Other Upper Respiratory Infections in Kids

You may have heard of enterovirus 68. It’s an especially aggressive strain of a common set of bugs that causes upper respiratory symptoms each fall in children and adults alike. The TMH Medical Clinic sees cases of enterovirus 68 and other upper respiratory viral infections every year.

Primary Care/General Health cont.

Recognize and Prevent Prostate Cancer

As you probably know, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, and is the second leading cause of death from all cancers in the U.S. In fact, half of men in their 80s have prostate cancer. While this may sound scary, the good news is that prostate cancer is usually slow growing and if caught early on, can be treated and stopped.

Preventing Colon Cancer with a Colonoscopy

It’s reassuring to know that as long as you get recommended colon cancer screening tests you will most likely avoid colon cancer. That’s because colon cancer starts out as a benign polyp in your colon. Once removed, your cancer risk at that site is gone.


Cardiology

Simple Ways to Keep your Heart Healthy

When we think of our hearts, we often consider them the engines of our bodies. They are, literally, what keeps us ticking. That’s why making sure our hearts are healthy is so important.

High Cholesterol? Your Next Steps

At your last check up your doctor told you your cholesterol was high. What to do? Here are three ways to lower your cholesterol, starting today.


Women's Health and OB/GYN

3D Mammography

When you receive a mammogram, you want to know that your results provide the clearest picture possible. 3D technology has many advantages over its standard counterparts. The speed and image quality are both much better than standard mammography.

Solutions for Urinary Incontinence

Some health topics are hard to talk about—even to a doctor, it seems. Urinary incontinence is one of them, even though it is common among women in their later years. Despite feeling embarrassed, there are easy solutions for this uneasy ailment.

Protect Against GYN Cancers by Learning the Symptoms

There are five different gynecologic cancers, and each is unique with different signs and symptoms. Since there is not a reliable screening test for most gynecologic cancers, knowing the signs and getting an annual exam are your best defenses.


Orthopedics

Treating Common Sports Injuries

Most of us have been injured while playing a sport at one time in our lives, or another. Proper healing of sports-related injuries is vital to how well that joint works in the future, and how quickly we can get back to doing the activities we love.

What to Expect with Hip Surgery

So you’ve had pain in your hip for some time. You’ve tried everything from medicines to physical therapy to walkers but it’s still interfering with your everyday movement and causing you to give up your favorite activities. It’s time to consider total joint replacement surgery. Here’s what you can expect.