Moms-to-Be: Take Care of Your Skin

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As summer approaches, women who are pregnant may become especially uncomfortable, experiencing itching and heat rash. Read on to learn a few tricks to soothe your skin.   ONE OUT OF FIVE WOMEN experiences a skin change or problem during pregnancy, according to the American Pregnancy Association. Pregnancy during the summer months may distress your skin in two ways. Heat, sun, …

What to Expect in Physical Therapy

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DO YOU KNOW what happens during physical therapy? Physical therapists perform hands-on manipulation of your joints and muscles and teach exercises to help alleviate pain and restore natural movement. They treat people of all ages who have limited ability to perform important activities in their daily lives. While each case is unique, these three fictional case studies represent the typical patients …

24/7 Tele-ICU Monitoring Comes to Summit Healthcare

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Beginning in October 2016, Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center will implement remote tele-health monitoring of intensive care unit (ICU) patients through the most advanced telemedicine program available. Highly trained intensivist physicians and critical care specialists will provide an extra layer of care that enhances patient safety 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Summit Healthcare is the first hospital in …

Healthy Steps: Child Health Resources for Parents

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Based on a national, evidence-based primary care model designed to enhance a baby’s emotional, intellectual, and physical growth during the first five years of life, Summit Healthcare’s Healthy Steps for Young Children program connects parents with Harvard-trained specialists and a wealth of child health resources and information. The program offers the following services to parents raising babies from birth through …

Hyperbaric Oxygen Can Help Nonhealing Wounds

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Sometimes the body’s natural healing process isn’t enough. Summit Healthcare Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center offers a comprehensive outpatient program to diabetes complications, burns, and even spider bites. Seeing an unmet need in the community and an increase in chronic nonhealing wounds, Summit Healthcare began offering access to proven therapies that speed the healing process and deliver excellent clinical outcomes. …

Telemedicine Brings Healthcare to You

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More and more patients in remote locations are being served by telemedicine, which is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status. For example, Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center offers telestroke services that allow a patient in our Emergency Department to be seen by a board-certified neurologist …

After a Cardiac Event, Cardiac Rehab Can Help

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For patients who have suffered from heart attack, coronary artery disease, or heart failure or undergone stent, bypass, or valve replacement procedures, Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center offers a cardiac rehab program designed to get them back to their daily lives—and with a decreased chance that the event will recur. “We are a chronic disease management and education program, and …

Preventive Screenings Are the Best Medicine

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How’s your health? A preventive screening may make it easier to answer that question. Health screenings give you a sneak peek into your well-being, letting you know when adjustments need to be made or when you’re doing a good job of taking care of yourself. Most health insurance plans cover routine preventive care at little or no cost, making it …

Plastic Surgery Close to Home

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LIFE IS TOO SHORT to not love your body and yourself. Plastic surgery can help you do both. For a woman who has had a mastectomy for breast cancer, breast reconstruction is an important part of emotional healing after the fight of her life. A woman who has plastic surgery to make a burn scar on her arm less visible …

Honoring our doctors on Doctors’ Day

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Many of us have close relationships with our doctors. They can be another line of support when battling a medical condition or by helping us stay on a healthy track. One way to thank our medical professionals is recognizing them on Doctors’ Day. This national holiday is held every year on March 30th. So how did this day come about? …