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 13, 2020
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood – but only about 10 percent of those who are eligible to give actually make a blood donation each year. Donated blood is a necessary part of helping patients cope with a wide variety of conditions . . .
January 6, 2020
In a perfect world, all babies would be born healthy and to mothers who are fully prepared and able to care for them. However, the incidence of opiate addiction in Southern Indiana among pregnant women has redefined how health care professionals think about substance use and its complexities.
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 20, 2019
Having your first baby is both exciting and stressful. Even if you think you know what to expect, most new parents feel overwhelmed at the responsibility of caring for a new human being. When that new human being arrives four weeks before his anticipated due date, new parenting becomes an extreme sport.
December 19, 2019
In 2011, Dr. Dawn Forbes and her colleagues at Norton Children’s Neonatology began seeing an uptick in the number of newborns who had been exposed to opiates in utero. “When babies are exposed, they don’t automatically go through withdrawal,” she says. “It’s a very complicated picture as to why a baby actually develops symptoms and how severe those symptoms may become.”
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 13, 2019
No expectant mother or father dreams that their baby will stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), but the NICU is exactly what every parent hopes is available should their baby arrive early or with health issues that make the first few days after birth a struggle. For Clark County families, Clark Memorial Health’s Level II NICU, in partnership with Norton Children’s Neonatology physicians, provides exceptional care so that babies will have optimal outcomes.
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 3, 2019
As 2019 draws to a close, it’s as important as ever to ensure that you’re keeping your health at the top of your priority list and finishing out the year strong. Preventive care is a key factor in maintaining your overall health – and often surprisingly friendly to your bank account.