Health Page

Know the Signs of a Stroke

Someone in the United States dies of a stroke every four minutes. And, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds.  One-third of the stroke victims are younger than age 65. These startling statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should signal everyone to recognize ...
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Parents Monitor TV Time

Studies have shown that children who watch violent TV shows are more likely to engage in violence themselves. That is why it is important not only to monitor children’s screen time, but also to limit it. “Many parents use screen time as a babysitter and are ...
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Wellness Programs Help Employees

An employer’s wellness program could help you identify previously undiagnosed health conditions. Employers offer wellness programs to promote healthy lifestyles and ensure their employees treat illnesses they may not be aware of. Wellness profiles commonly include blood pressure monitoring, biometric blood test, recording of BMI ...
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Get a Mammogram with Womancare’s Extended Hours

To help busy women fit important mammograms into their already packed schedules, Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Womancare is now offering evening and weekend appointments. “We value our patient’s time and know that making an appointment for a mammogram may not be convenient or on top of ...
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Options to Treat Fibroids

Fibroids are noncancerous lumps that grow on the uterus. If a fibroid is not causing symptoms, your doctor may recommend that you watch and wait. However, if you experience bleeding, cramping or difficulty becoming pregnant, you should talk to your doctor about fibroid removal. “We can ...
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Peripheral Nervous System Needs to Work Correctly

The peripheral nervous system (PNS) is the part of your body that allows you to breathe, digest food and move your arms and legs. It is the communicator that connects the central nervous system (your brain and spinal cord) to your limbs and organs. “When your ...
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Tonsillitis Common for Children

Tonsillitis, a common condition among children, occurs when the tonsils — two masses of tissue at the back of the throat — become inflamed. The main symptoms include: • Throat pain • Loss of voice • Headache • Difficulty swallowing or breathing through the mouth • Swollen glands When tonsillitis is caused ...
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Advanced Treatment is Available for Bladder Cancer

Saint Francis Healthcare System is at the forefront of treating advanced bladder cancer. The Medical Center’s Cancer Institute has been involved in treatments that offer new hope for people who have bladder cancer that has spread to other parts of their body. Most types of bladder ...
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Remember Skin Cancer Screenings

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of a lifetime, making it the most common cancer in the United States. Saint Francis is sponsoring a free skin cancer screening at its Womancare clinic Saturday, April 1, from 7:30 am-12:30 pm. “The ...
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