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Colds are common. Sinus infections are rarer and more serious.
“Common colds typically go away within a few days or a week,” says Matthew B. Schumer, MD, family medicine physician at Saint Francis Medical Center. “If your symptoms linger or worsen after 10 days, you might have... Read more
How to Regain Control of Emotional Eating
Once you have a realization of how your emotions affect your hunger, you can regain control. Do you notice that you are hungry when you are tired, bored, or is it from patterned behavior – potentially a certain time of... Read more
A record number of babies came into the world at Saint Francis Medical Center’s Family BirthPlace last year. One baby boy, however, waited until this year to greet the world.
Hunter Glen Vanek, the first Saint Francis delivery of 2013, was born at 5:06 am on Jan. 1... Read more
Psoriasis is a problem that millions of people try to cover up. This fairly common skin condition ranges in severity from dandruff-like scaling to widespread lesions and rashes. Psoriatric arthritis, which affects the joints, is especially painful.
“Psoriasis most often appears as dry, raised, red patches of... Read more
Physicians and patients agree: minimally invasive surgery is often the best choice for surgery.
“Most patients are amazed at how quickly they recover and get back to their daily lives,” says Kimberly K. Roos, MD, obstetrician/gynecologist at Saint Francis Medical Center. “I often hear patients say, ‘It... Read more
Accidents happen. People fall and break their bones. Follow this advice to reduce your risk – and possibly prevent falls completely.
Patients with medical conditions that cause imbalance should see their physician for medication, physical therapy and assistive devices (e.g., walkers and canes) to help them keep... Read more
Are you looking for an excellent way to maximize your cardiovascular workout in a limited amount of time? Then you may want to try High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
A HIIT session consists of a warm-up period of exercise, followed by six to ten repetitions of high intensity... Read more