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Treating Cancer Pain


Patients with certain types of cancer may experience a great deal of pain. Doctors have many options to decrease or eliminate the pain, including implanting a pain pump. “A pain pump is a way to deliver the pain medication directly to the pain receptors in the ...
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Why Am I So Tired?


If you feel tired all the time, there may be a simple reason, such as not sleeping or not exercising enough or not eating a healthy diet. Or, you could suffer from one of several medical conditions that cause fatigue. Thyroid problems can cause low energy, ...
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National Senior Health & Fitness Day


Say “olé!” to two hours of fun activities at Fitness Plus for National Senior Health & Fitness Day. Participate in the “Fiesta” on Tuesday, May 13, from 11 am to 1 pm. The event is free to both members and nonmembers who are 50 and ...
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Identifying Dementia


As you age, it may take you a little longer to remember a person’s name or follow a complex cooking recipe. But when this slower processing begins to interfere with your daily life, it is time to consider screening for dementia. “Alzheimer’s disease is the most ...
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Geriatric Fracture Program


When an older patient falls and fractures a bone, there may be other problems that caused that fall. Health problems that could lead to a fall include high blood pressure, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, heart failure or poorly controlled diabetes. “With Saint Francis Medical Center’s geriatric ...
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Controlling High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

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Hypertension, or high blood pressure, can be very dangerous for a woman who is pregnant. There are two main types of hypertension issues in pregnant women – those who develop it as a part of a condition called preeclampsia or “toxemia” and those who have ...
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Cardiovascular Health Seminar


Cardiovascular issues such as peripheral vascular and arterial disease can affect your health. Peripheral vascular and arterial disease is a common circulatory problem that reduces the blood flow to your limbs. It can cause serious cardiovascular health problems. Plus, if left unchecked, it can take your ...
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Infant CPR Class


If you spend time around an infant, it is a good idea to be prepared for emergencies. Saint Francis Medical Center offers infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes for those who want to learn the procedure. “When an infant’s airway is blocked, every second counts,” says Sandra ...
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Control Acid Reflux


Acid reflux can significantly impair your life. There are many ways you can control this condition, including watching your diet, making lifestyle changes and taking medications. Diet: Try eating several small meals during the day, rather than a few large ones. Stick to low-fat, high-protein foods ...
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