Women’s Heart Problems Can Be Different

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WHEN IT COMES to heart health, gender can influence everything from heart disease risk factors to heart attack symptoms. Many women believe that the men in their lives have a greater risk of heart disease than they do. But more than 6.5 million American women live with some form of heart disease, according to Harvard Medical School. In fact, the disease …

Control Your Blood Pressure

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DON’T IGNORE HIGH blood pressure or wait to start treatment. High blood pressure, which occurs when your blood pushes harder on your artery walls than it should, can lead to stroke or heart complications. Blood pressure numbers measure the amount of pressure on your heart when it moves blood out (the systolic or top number) and in (the diastolic or …

Saving Lives, One Cervical Cancer Test at a Time

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CERVICAL CANCER, WHICH is almost always caused by high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV), is one of the most preventable—and treatable—cancers. Most women’s immune systems are able to fight off the HPV infection before cancer can form. However, for those who do develop cancer, the majority of cervical cancers start with precancerous, or abnormal, changes to the cervix, which can easily be detected …

A Winter Worry Land

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WINTER HEALTH WORRIES? Summit Healthcare can help you stay safe. When you’re surrounded by electric heaters, heated blankets, and all-wheel drive vehicles, it may seem like we’ve conquered hazardous winter conditions. Not so fast. In just a span of four years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 6,600 U.S. residents died from exposure to natural cold. Not …

Protect Your Skin From Diabetes-Related Complications

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WHEN BLOOD GLUCOSE levels rise too high, the immune system has a harder time fighting infections. That’s why people with diabetes are more likely to develop skin infections following surgery or a minor injury. Non-healing wounds can develop anywhere on the body, but people with diabetes most commonly notice them on their feet. Why? Diabetes can impact blood flow to the …

Managing Diabetes Today and in the Future

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SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS are essential to staying well and slowing the progress of diabetes. Newly Diagnosed with Diabetes Living With Diabetes Long-term Diabetes Eating Tips   “There may be trial and error in the beginning to find out what foods spike your blood sugar and which ones don’t,” says Debby Finch, BSN, RN, CDE, Diabetes Education Program Coordinator, Summit Healthcare Regional Medical …

Winter Safety: Is Your Car Ready for Anything?

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MAKE SURE YOUR car is ready to handle icy conditions. Driving in less than ideal weather can be tricky. Be sure to reduce your speed when you are behind the wheel. Think first about your safety, then consider what you’ll need if you find yourself stranded. Emergency must-haves include: If you have a problem on the road, stay with your car, …

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 …

Life after breast cancer – One survivor’s story

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In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center wanted to share one survivor’s story. Ann Foster was an oncology nurse at the hospital when she got diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2013 after her yearly mammogram screening. A life-changing event Foster wants to share with others going through the same thing. “As an oncology nurse, …

Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center Offers Around-The-Clock Critical Care

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Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center will be providing around-the-clock monitoring of its ICU patients by highly trained intensivist physicians (doctors specially trained in critical care) and critical care specialists, delivering an extra layer of care that enhances patient safety. In addition to our hospital staff, we are partnering with Advanced ICU Care® to provide Board-certified intensivists (critical care physicians) and …