Monday, November 28, 2016
As our population lives longer and longer, more attention is deservedly swayed to home health care and hospice. To further drive this awareness, November is designated as National Home Health Care and Hospice Month.Home health care promotes and maintains health, provides comprehensive care of sick or disabled in their own home, and prevents re-... Read More
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Suicide is among the top three causes of death in Shiawassee County. Nationwide, it’s the 10th leading cause of death, as 42,773 die each year by suicide. In Michigan, one person dies by suicide approximately every 6.5 hours. Suicide costs our state a total of $1,501,780,000 of combined lifetime medical and work loss. Its impact is devastating to... Read More
Monday, November 21, 2016
October garners much attention and awareness to Breast Cancer – and that’s definitely a good thing. However, let’s not forget about the other forms of cancer.November serves as an awareness campaign month for three types of cancer: lung, stomach, and pancreatic.Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States,... Read More
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Memorial Healthcare is thrilled to introduce a new MRI unit to its services. MRIs are a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. Compared to the typical X-ray, MRIs provide different information about structures in the body. It’s a critical tool in diagnosis, and by... Read More
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Alzheimer’s disease is one of the costliest diseases in the country. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s is difficult and expensive. This year, total payments for health care, long-term, and hospice are estimated to be $236 billion for people with the disease. On its current trajectory, the cost is expected to exceed $1 trillion by 2050. Last year... Read More
Monday, November 7, 2016
Suzanne Law, DO, general surgeon with Memorial Healthcare, will be presenting Gallstones: “Take Them or Leave Them?” on Tuesday, November 15. This free lunch and learn presentation will be held at Memorial’s Medical Arts Building, located at 721 N. Shiawassee St., Owosso, from 12 noon to 1 pm. Dr. Law received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine... Read More
Monday, November 7, 2016
Within Shiawassee County, 10% of the population is diagnosed with diabetes. In comparison, about 9% of the United States population has diabetes. Furthermore, millions and millions of people are living with it but don’t know they have it. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death, despite being one of the more underreported causes of death. It’s... Read More
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Health Partners for Women is extending office hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. The extension is an effort to better provide services for patients who previously could not come to the office during traditional office hours.As a full-service provider in the specialty of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Health Partners for Women patients benefit... Read More
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. It affects more than five million Americans and is the sixth-leading cause of death – more than breast and prostate cancer combined. Its prevalence is undeniable, and these numbers will grow higher as the population lives longer.While Alzheimer’s isn’t preventable or... Read More
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Diabetics have to be more careful about diet, chemical and medicinal treatments. They must be more regimented than their non-diabetes counterparts. But effectively managing the disease can result in more energy, less thirsty, faster healing, and fewer skin or bladder infections. There’s also a reduced risk of heart attack or stroke, eye problems,... Read More