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How to Handle Your Cognitive Health

By nicole | June 15, 2022

It’s essential to keep a watchful eye on our memory as we age. Making sure to stay on top of our abilities determines what quality of life we will have in our later years. The thought of cognitive impairment can be frightening.  The good news is that cognitive changes are a normal part of aging, […]

Signs You May Need a Total Knee Replacement

By henley.tabal | May 30, 2022

Knee pain is a common factor in keeping people from fully living their lives. Some people require physical therapy to improve their knee function, while others need corrective surgery. This can be anything from minimal knee surgery to a total knee replacement.  Knee replacements, or knee arthroplasty, involve taking out damaged bone and cartilage from the patients’ […]

Tips for Recovering from Rotator Cuff Repair

By henley.tabal | May 15, 2022

The rotator cuff is located within the muscles and ligaments that control shoulder movement. The shoulder is the most used and motile joint in the body. A torn rotator cuff may be marked by pain and swelling. The Repair In mild cases, we might recommend physical therapy or steroid injections for a torn rotator cuff. […]

Getting an MRI? Here’s What You Can Expect!

By nicole | April 30, 2022

MRI exams are painless and do not emit radiation as x-ray imaging does. However, most people feel a little (or a lot) nervous when they are told they need this type of diagnostic imaging. The staff at Summit Healthcare is here to help patients feel at ease during their imaging exams. Here, we discuss what […]

The Emotional Effects of the COVID Pandemic Persist in Older Adults

By nicole | April 15, 2022

There is no denying that the pandemic has upended our lives. Since 2020, we’ve experienced ups and downs that have involved losses, lockdowns, and the lingering fear that the virus may once again begin to spread more quickly than we can keep up with it. The changes that occurred in 2020 were abrupt and they […]

What Does it Mean to Drink Responsibly?

By nicole | March 30, 2022

Before COVID-19, more than 25 percent of American adults admitted binge drinking, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. During the first week after we became aware of the significance of this virus, statistics indicated that alcohol consumption increased by 54% compared to consumption the same week of the previous year. By […]

Our Show Lo OBGYN Doctors Talk about Bodily Changes That May Surprise Pregnant Women

By nicole | March 15, 2022

We often hear about pregnancy as one of the most magical times in life. This can be absolutely true, but what is magical can also be incredibly mysterious. If you are starting to plan your pregnancy, now is the best time to find an OBGYN that can support you. The earlier that family planning care […]

Happiness Doesn’t Have To Feel Beyond Your Grasp

By henley.tabal | February 28, 2022

The events of the past two years have left a lot of people feeling devoid of the joys of life. The holiday season of 2021 brought momentary glimpses of cheer for some, but was followed by another surge of a different strain of the novel coronavirus. If you’re feeling as though happiness seems to be […]

Are You Unknowingly at Risk for Heart Disease?

By henley.tabal | February 15, 2022

Heart health is an important topic but not one that many people discuss with friends and family. At least not until it becomes necessary. Our motto is that prevention is the best medicine; and where does prevention start but with awareness? When it comes to heart disease, it is easy to fall into the mindset […]

What is POTS (and Why Should I Know)?

By nicole | January 30, 2022

Many people who have gotten COVID-19 have recovered, only to continue feeling off. Some of the symptoms that what we now refer to as long COVID include sudden lightheadedness when standing up and an unusually quick heartbeat. These are also symptoms of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, POTS. Here, we discuss what we currently know about […]

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