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Understanding Sleep Apnea

Posted by: Eric DeWeese, MD   |   Tuesday, June 18, 2013   |   Back to Blog

I often encounter patients whose spouses express concern about their loud snoring at night. While mild snoring is not unusual, loud snoring – especially when it is punctuated by periods of silence – may be a sign of a serious health problem called sleep apnea.

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Debunking 5 Common Flu Shot Myths

Posted by: Jenny Bates   |   Wednesday, October 17, 2012   |   Back to Blog

I sometimes think there are as many urban myths about the flu vaccine as Area 51 and the man with a hook for a hand. But the truth is, getting vaccinated against influenza is a very important way to safeguard your health. So here are some of the most common flu shot myths – DEBUNKED.

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Relentless Optimism: A Cancer Patient Story

Posted by: Hendricks News Reports   |   Monday, September 24, 2012   |   Back to Blog

Often when patients first hear the diagnosis of cancer, they understandably may feel scared, worried and overwhelmed. Not Keith Hetzel. It simply never occurred to this Avon resident that he wouldn’t beat his cancer. The devoted husband and father of grown twin daughters and a son kept a positive attitude from the start – and even inspired others with his upbeat outlook.

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Expressing My "Pink Passion" Through Sewing

Posted by: Lianna Willhite, RN, Guest Blogger   |   Monday, September 10, 2012   |   Back to Blog

I am passionate about many things, one of which is sewing! It is a skill passed to me by my mother, which I in turn have had the opportunity to pass on to my daughter. It’s peaceful, productive expression. When a fellow coworker was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, I felt compelled to reach out to her in support, so I made her a quilt to express what words could never say ...

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Pediatrician Group Takes Stronger Stance on Circumcision Benefits

Posted by: Stacy Williams, MD, Guest Blogger   |   Tuesday, September 4, 2012   |   Back to Blog

In the Midwest, about 74 percent of new parents choose to circumcise their infant boys. Some reasons parents choose circumcision include religious, cultural or hygiene factors. In the past, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has taken a neutral stance on circumcision. The organization encouraged parents to become educated about both the risks and benefits in order to make a decision that was right for their family. After reviewing data from studies conducted between 1995 and 2010, the AAP has revised its policy ...

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Skin Cancer Prevention Series: Sunscreen FAQs

Posted by: Carrie Meyer   |   Wednesday, July 18, 2012   |   Back to Blog

What should I look for when buying sunscreen? Do I really have to apply it 30 minutes before going to the pool? Get answers to these common questions and more from board-certified dermatologist Dr. David Nathan.

 

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Skin Cancer Prevention Series: My Story

Posted by: Carrie Meyer   |   Monday, July 16, 2012   |   Back to Blog

To say I was a water bug growing up would be an understatement. I was a year-round competitive swimmer starting at age 6, and in later years, I earned my spending money as a lifeguard and swim instructor. And despite my status as a fair-skinned, blue-eyed blond, I wasn’t always good about applying sunscreen.

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Paramedic Students Visit Special Needs Class

Posted by: Hendricks News Reports   |   Friday, June 1, 2012   |   Back to Blog

The current class of paramedic students at Hendricks Regional Health recently performed a community service project to help special needs children. The group chose to focus on the special needs population because they are underserved from an emergency medical services (EMS) point of view ...

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Managing the Aches and Pains of Pregnancy

Posted by: Laura Shumaker   |   Thursday, March 8, 2012   |   Back to Blog

While pregnancy is an amazing experience, it comes with challenges such as aches and pains. What can you do to care for yourself and reduce those aliments? I wasn’t sure, so I interviewed Hendricks Regional Health physical therapist Christy Wilson to get her expert take.

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Blog Contest Winners Announced

Posted by: Hendricks News Reports   |   Monday, February 27, 2012   |   Back to Blog

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Community Blog Contest! And the winners are ...

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