Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses that often occurs as a result of a cold or allergy. While symptoms of cold-related – or acute – sinusitis usually go away within a week, chronic sinusitis lasts for more than 12 weeks. Chronic sinusitis is often the result... Read more
Whether your job involves physical labor or sitting at a desk for hours, you can benefit from the healing power of therapeutic massage. Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Fitness Plus offers male and female massage therapists who tailor their services to a client.
“Office personnel do not stretch... Read more
Persons with arthritis know how stiff they can feel in the morning. Adopting a regular exercise routine can help relieve stiffness and pain and strengthen your muscles.
“One of the best treatments for arthritis is water aerobics and aquatic exercises,” says Amjad Roumany, MD, rheumatologist, Saint Francis... Read more
Many women experience mild to moderate cramping during their period. But if your pain is considerably bad every month, talk to your doctor because you may have endometriosis.
“Endometriosis occurs when the uterine, or endometrial, lining grows outside the uterus,” says Grant D. McWilliams, DO, FACOG, obstetrician... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals. Saint Francis has been a consecutive recipient of this award since... Read more
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder in which a person experiences a “creepy-crawly” feeling in his or her legs and has an irresistible urge to move them — most often when lying or sitting down. It is considered a sleep disorder because it can significantly... Read more
Rosacea is a skin condition often called “adult acne” because of the pimples it causes on your face. It is often accompanied by flushing or redness on the nose and cheeks. Doctors do not know what causes rosacea, but they have identified several different triggers that... Read more
A rotator cuff (shoulder) injury can occur due to wear and tear over time or sudden injury. When the injury is severe, surgery may be required. The Orthopedic Institute at Saint Francis Medical Center works with each patient to determine the best approach.
“During the surgery, we... Read more
One common source of concern for pregnant women is round ligament pain. This type of pain in the lower belly or groin area typically occurs during the second trimester. The best way to distinguish round ligament pain from other, more troublesome issues is that round ligament... Read more
It’s a new partnership for the new year! Kneibert Clinic, a multispecialty clinic in Poplar Bluff, Mo., has joined the Saint Francis Healthcare System. As of January 1, all providers at Kneibert Clinic are now part of Saint Francis Medical Partners, physicians and providers affiliated with... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center recently achieved the highest overall quality and safety rating of all Cape Girardeau hospitals, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In 10 out of 11 quality measures, Saint Francis achieved the highest ranking out of all hospitals in... Read more
When you or your loved one experiences a medical emergency, you want only the best care. Saint Francis Medical Center’s Level III Emergency and Trauma Center offers specialized care for its youngest patients and seniors throughout the region.
The designated children’s area features exam areas and equipment specifically tailored... Read more
Fifteen years ago, Virgle Lowe underwent a heart valve replacement. His new valve allowed his heart to pump blood through the rest of his body, and he was no longer short of breath.
The type of valve he received, however, had a limited life span. By the... Read more
The Cancer Institute at Saint Francis offers cutting-edge cancer technology that can kill the disease with minimal side effects. The most recent such treatment is stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), a type of radiation therapy that requires just a few, targeted, high-level doses.
“Patients who undergo conventional... Read more
All families and friends are invited to bring their children to the Saint Francis Health System Pediatric Health Fair August 3, 2017.
From 4-7:30 pm at the Fitness Plus area (Entrance 8), families are encouraged to come whenever and stay as long as possible. See and learn... Read more
There is no need to make an extra trip to the pharmacy when seeing a doctor at Saint Francis. The campus has two retail pharmacies that can fill prescriptions in minutes.
The Healing Arts Pharmacy is located at Entrance 2 in the Healing Arts Building, and Pharmacy... Read more
Got your bell rung? Seeing stars? If you’re an athlete, use your head. If you have a concussion – or even if you think you might – leave the game, see a doctor and don’t return until you recover. The health of your brain depends on... Read more
Skin cancer is common – and commonly underestimated. If left untreated, the disease can cause disfigurement and even death.
“As a dermatologist, a large portion of my practice is devoted to skin cancer recognition, prevention and treatment,” says Charles M. Moon, MD, dermatologist at Saint Francis Medical... Read more
Pregnant women should not smoke. They also should not expose their developing baby to the smoke of others.
The chemicals in secondhand smoke have been linked to an increased risk in low birth weight, stillbirth and other birth defects. The harmful consequences of secondhand smoke continue even... Read more
Shingles is a viral disease that causes a painful skin rash. While the symptoms are extremely unpleasant for anyone who contracts the disease, they are especially severe for older people. That is why people ages 60 and older should receive the shingles vaccine Zostavax.
"Studies have shown... Read more