January 24, 2020
Happy New Year! Have you made any resolutions yet? As the calendar turns to a fresh page, many of us make a fresh resolve to eat better, do better and be better. But have you ever made a resolution to sleep better? It’s one you may want to consider.
January 15, 2020
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in America, claiming more lives than colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined, according to the American Cancer Society. Clark Memorial Health is working against that statistic by offering an affordable low-dose CT lung scan, the best screening available to catch lung cancer early, when it is most treatable.
January 3, 2020
Despite the joy in the air around the holidays, we are all more susceptible to the common cold and influenza from the late fall to early spring each year. I want to outline a few important items to keep in mind should you or someone you care for show signs of either.
December 19, 2019
The holidays are a joyous time for many people, but some of our customs tend to have a not-so-positive impact on our health. Holiday gatherings tend to involve meals as a focal point. There is nothing inherently wrong with this practice. Everybody has to eat, right?
December 9, 2019
Most of us would consider the holiday season to be one of the best times of the year with all the time spent with family and friends, the excitement of gift giving and receiving, and the wonderful meals that tend to be the focal point of gatherings. At the same time, the holidays can be very stressful and even have the effect of bringing down mood rather than boosting it for some people.
December 2, 2019
December is often called the most wonderful time of the year – and for good reason. Visits with family and friends, exchanging gifts, sharing delicious meals and giving back to charitable causes are all great reasons to celebrate during this festive time of year. Unfortunately – for many of us – December is often the most stressful time of the year as well.
November 6, 2019
If you aren’t living with diabetes, there’s a good chance that at least one of the friends or loved ones who you’ll see this upcoming holiday season is affected by the disease. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the U.S. – or one in 10 – have diabetes.
October 15, 2019
October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to review our knowledge of this disease, shine a spotlight on its risks and symptoms, and raise awareness of how we can help fight it.
September 3, 2019
“Cholesterol” is probably one of the most common words you hear when it comes to heart disease, what and what not to eat, and general health and well-being.
August 22, 2019
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re no stranger to taking medicine. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 82 percent of American adults take at least one medication and 29 percent take five or more. Medications are a vital part of healing . . .
August 2, 2019
With summer drawing to a close, it will soon be time to focus on getting back into more “normal” routines. After-school practices, homework, carpool duties and the like become the order of the day once more. But there’s another routine that shouldn’t be ignored . . .
August 2, 2019
When the days get shorter, it’s a good sign that another school year is just around the corner. As you begin to tackle your back-to-school to-do lists, we’ve got a few tips to help ensure that your family is ready for another successful and healthy school term.
July 3, 2019
Mendy McIntosh, program director of Clark’s Wound Healing Center and Hyperbaric
Medicine, shares about the effective treatments available for wound care patients.
July 1, 2019
Summer offers plentiful opportunities to gather outdoors with family and friends. Whether it’s the Fourth of July, Labor Day, an afternoon on the lake or one last hurrah before school days beckon again, al fresco celebrations are the order of the day when the sun is out and the temps are warm. And most gatherings have one particular ingredient in common . . .
June 18, 2019
We all know about the importance of maintaining a healthy body and heart, but do we ever think about protecting our brain , , ,
June 13, 2019
Most men are notorious for procrastinating when it comes to scheduling their annual checkup, but Dr. Mark Edward Head, with Clark Memorial Health, says not making the appointment can be detrimental. “Annual checkups are important, because so many disease processes aren’t overtly disabling . . .
June 10, 2019
This Surgeon Had a Sports Injury . . .
June 4, 2019
With summer in full swing, many of us are taking full advantage of this fun time of year, whether it’s hitting the road for a family vacation, getting out on the water, organizing pick-up games in the park or taking an early evening neighborhood stroll. However you choose to enjoy this season, following some key safety tips . . .
April 30, 2019
We’d like to introduce you to some of our health care providers and services that you can learn more about at our Wellness Expo on May 18, 2019. Learn about all Clark Memorial Health has to offer our community, receive free health screenings, and enjoy a car show by the Wild Side Mustangs.
April 15, 2019
Childbirth practices have changed dramatically over the past 100 years. Long gone are the days when women used ether or twilight sleep to manage their labor pain or had their healthy babies whisked away after delivery. Using evidence-based research . . .
April 8, 2019
Marla Beeler, NP-C, of Clark Thoracic and Vascular a practice of Clark Memorial Health, shares how modern treatments can make the difference for patients with vein problems.
January 21, 2019
January 22-27 marks National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2019. Levois Davis, program manager at Clark Memorial Health, addresses some of the myths about substance abuse in our community.
December 21, 2018
The beginning of a new year means a fresh start. It is an opportunity to tackle new projects, set new goals and find new opportunities to get and stay healthy – including reducing the amount of stress in your life. But why does stress play such an important role in our health . . .
November 29, 2018
Family feasts. Office parties. Casual get-togethers. Whatever the celebration during this festive time of year, there’s one thing that just about every gathering has in common: food.
October 24, 2018
If you’re like many people, you may think of smoking as the most obvious cause for lung cancer. And while cigarette smoking has certainly been established as a major risk factor and the number one cause for lung cancer. . .
October 1, 2018
According to the American Cancer Society, by the end of 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer will have been diagnosed in women, and about 63,960 new cases of carcinoma in situ (non-invasive and the earliest form of breast cancer) will have been diagnosed. With these estimates in mind, a woman currently has a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer . . . .
August 31, 2018
Prostate cancer is a condition often heard about, but perhaps seldom fully understood. In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we asked Mark Head, MD, Internal Medicine at Spring Hill Internal Medicine at Clark Memorial Hospital, to answer some of the most frequently asked questions . . .
August 31, 2018
The issue of suicide is a very difficult and concerning topic to address – and, unfortunately, it is on the rise. In fact, a recent survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows suicide rates increasing by 25 percent over nearly two decades through the end of 2016. . .
August 24, 2018
Cholesterol. You probably know that it’s an important factor when it comes to your overall health and wellness, but what is it, exactly? This month marks National Cholesterol Education Month . . . .
June 26, 2018
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has recently released updated guidelines that lower the recommended age for colon cancer screening. According to the new ACS recommendations, those at average risk for colon cancer should begin screening at age 45 instead of 50. . . .
June 26, 2018
The pools are splashing. Campgrounds and ball fields are hopping. And the highways are filled with families heading out to spend quality time at beaches, mountains and other fun destinations across the country. All of this outdoor activity can only mean one thing – summer has officially arrived . . .
May 1, 2018
When it comes to our health, it can be easy to focus exclusively on physical health – making sure we are staying up to date on annual exams and screenings, committing to a regular exercise routine, eating nutritious foods and the like. But there is another important facet of our health that we should not ignore – our mental health. National Mental Health Month is observed each May . . .
March 6, 2018
“You are what you eat.” We’ve all heard it, and many of us have jokingly used the common saying amongst one another. But there really is a kernel of truth there. Eating healthy can help us be healthy. . . .
February 27, 2018
Do you remember when you used to put on your favorite bell bottoms and disco dance the night away? If you do, then it’s probably time to think about a routine colonoscopy screening. . . .
January 30, 2018
Your heart is one of the hardest working muscles you’ve got. It ticks around the clock to keep you alive and only gets a break when you’re relaxing or sleeping. With so much riding on this essential muscle, it’s important to treat it smart . . .
January 30, 2018
At Clark Memorial Hospital, our mission is Making Communities Healthier. One way we do this is by engaging our communities and educating people about how they can maintain good health. Since flu season is in full swing, . . .
January 24, 2018
There are simple and practical things you can do to stay on top of your heart health. . .
January 3, 2018
Ask anyone what their New Year’s resolution is and chances are they’ll mention a determination to eat healthier. While many of us may consider a renewed focus on healthy eating as a way to make up for the rich indulgences of the holiday season or as a pathway to fit more comfortably into that favorite pair of jeans, healthy eating comes with even greater rewards. . . .
November 29, 2017
There are few holiday activities more fun than buying toys for the children we love. Watching their faces light up is even better and makes us feel a bit like kids again ourselves.
November 29, 2017
The holidays are a favorite time of the year for many. From sparkling decorations and festive gatherings to scrumptious holiday food and savored time with family, December is often full of joy and celebration.
October 10, 2017
After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. In fact, one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. And with October . . . .
July 31, 2017
Healthy behaviors for new moms and babies take the spotlight August 1 – 7 during World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), an opportunity for health-related groups across the world to focus their efforts on the benefits of breastfeeding. . .
July 28, 2017
Nothing screams “back to school” like taking your kids for an annual physical or routine vaccinations. . . .
July 3, 2017
While summer can be a wonderful time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, Clark Memorial Hospital is proud to share some key safety tips to keep your summer fun and free of injury and stress.
April 28, 2017
Wash your hands. How many times have we heard that oft-repeated refrain over our lifetimes? Since we were children, we’ve been encouraged to wash our hands after playing outside, before eating, after using the restroom and any one of a number of other occasions.
March 30, 2017
In recent years, there has been continued debate about the risks and benefits of vaccination, but despite the noise, one thing remains clear: vaccines help prevent infectious diseases and save lives. And if that isn’t reason enough, childhood vaccinations are recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics . . .