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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.

Watch for similar Living Well articles in the Your Health section of your Saturday Craig Daily Press.

Feel free to print these articles for your own use or for educational purposes.

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Primary Care/General Health

Occupational Therapy Helps Patients Regain Independence in Daily Living

Do you have an elderly parent who has arthritis and struggles to complete daily tasks? Has a loved one had a stroke or traumatic brain injury and needs to regain skills to remain independent? Does your child have a disability and need to improve their fine motor and self-care skills?

Preparing your Body for Bike Season

If it has been a while since you’ve been on your bike, resist the urge to be a Weekend Warrior and hammering out a three-hour ride without preparation. Start slow and work your way up.

Doing Your Part to Keep Medicare Costs Down

For the greater good, Medicare representatives are urging its recipients to be astute with their Medicare transactions.

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.


Control Triggers, Control Asthma

Did you know that the way you clean your house or treat your pets can affect your asthma? If you or a family member has been diagnosed with asthma, changing some of your everyday habits to limit triggers might be key to better breathing.

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 Stings and Bites in Kids

Nothing is better than enjoying the outdoors as a family. Don’t let bugs and critters ruin your hike or camping trip. Follow this advice to soothe bee stings, avoid ticks and know how to best react to a rattlesnake bite.

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

Options for Breast Cancer Surgery

Most of us know someone who has been through breast cancer treatment. What you might not know is that your sister’s or best friend’s treatment choices were unique to each of them. With breast cancer, there isn’t one clear option.

How to Prevent Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is one of those sneaky cancers—it doesn’t give a lot of signs that it’s around. That’s why annual check ups are so important for women.

When to See A Gynecologist

You know that gynecologists are specialists in women’s health, but what warrants a visit? In other words, when should you see your gynecologist rather than your regular physician besides during pregnancy? Here are some tips to help you decide.


Orthopedics

Athletic Trainer Enhances High School Sports

If you are a parent of a high school athlete in town, you’ve likely met a TMH athletic trainer. An athletic trainer is the one working one-on-one with an injured student to regain strength, or diagnosing an injury at a game. The Memorial Hospital sponsors an athletic trainer who serves the school district.

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.