Signs Your Pacemaker May Need Adjustment or Replacement

By jaybee.umbay | May 15, 2024
A doctor educating a patient on how a pacemaker works

Pacemakers are small electronic devices implanted in the chest or abdomen to help regulate abnormal heart rhythms. They ensure that the heart beats at a steady and controlled rate. If you have a pacemaker, keep in mind that it will need adjustment or replacement after a period of time.  This blog explains some signs that your pacemaker […]

Sleeping Soundly: Could a Sleep Study Help You?

By | April 30, 2024

If you’ve been struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep at night, or you find that you don’t feel rested in the morning even after getting enough sleep, your care provider may recommend that you complete a sleep study. At Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center, our care team is here to provide you with a […]

Your First IV Therapy Appointment: What to Expect

By | April 15, 2024

IV therapy can be an excellent way to get the medications and/or transfusions that you need in order to feel your best. At Summit Healthcare, our IV therapy department works to provide our patients with comfortable, safe IV therapy in a relaxing setting. Here, we’ll explore what you can expect when you arrive for your […]

What Is the Chronic Care Management Program?

By | March 31, 2024
chronic care management

Chronic conditions can be difficult for even the toughest people to manage. By definition, these are diseases or disorders that last for more than a year, and around 60% of all Americans have at least one. Unfortunately, if they have multiple conditions, the stakes go up a notch. The Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center has […]

Thrive After Heart Problems With Cardiac Pulmonary Rehabilitation

By | March 15, 2024
pulmonary rehabilitation

Cardiologists treat a variety of heart conditions that may include congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, cardiovascular disease, and heart failure. Successful treatments often include cardiac pulmonary rehabilitation. What are some of the signs of heart issues and cardiological treatments available? What is Cardiac Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and what are its benefits? We’ll dive into each of […]

Inpatient Dialysis Explained in Simple Terms

By | February 29, 2024

Life isn’t easy when your kidneys aren’t working. But hemodialysis could give you a fresh start to go along with the fresh new year. Here’s how inpatient dialysis works and why you may want to consider it. What Is Hemodialysis? As it travels through your veins and arteries, blood acquires various waste materials, excess fluids, and salts. […]

What to Look For in a Woman & Infant Services Program

By | February 15, 2024

Women and Infant Services programs are also referred to by names like Women Infants and Children or WIP programs, depending on which state you’re talking about. Regardless, the overall goal is clear: they aim to provide not only nutrition-based education and support but also health and social service referrals, breastfeeding support, and more. All these things […]

Preparing for Rehabilitation Exercises After Shoulder Surgery

By | January 31, 2024
rehabilitation exercises

Undergoing serious surgery on the shoulder can be extremely physically taxing during the recovery process, especially if you are unsure of what to expect. Whether you’ve recently had shoulder surgery to repair an injury, address a degenerative disease, or even assist in restoring the function of your shoulder, preparing for rehabilitation exercises after shoulder surgery is always […]

5 Common Myths About Multiple Sclerosis Debunked

By | January 15, 2024

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that causes neurological symptoms, including loss of vision, numbness, and weakness. The disease strips the myelin sheath around your nerve cells, which causes those and other symptoms. There is a lot of misinformation about multiple sclerosis, including these five myths. Myth #1: Multiple Sclerosis Only Affects Young, White Women False. […]

What You Should Know Before Getting a Hip Replacement

By | December 31, 2023
injured man suffering from pelvic pain or hip joint injury

Reports from the American College of Rheumatology show that approximately 450,000 hip replacement surgeries are performed each year in the United States. This extremely common surgery has a high success rate, providing relief to patients who suffer from arthritic hip pain and other conditions. If you are thinking about getting hip surgery yourself, there are a few things […]

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