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Pelvic Health for Women

Pelvic health for women concerns reproductive organs and the elimination part of the digestive system. Weakened pelvic floor muscles, sexual dysfunction, bladder and bowel problems affect many women. Dr. Eduardo Martinez, board-certified OB-GYN who is fellowship trained in urogynecology, discusses pelvic health concerns for women.


Suicide: What to Watch For

Suicide has been in the news lately. Learn the warning signs and what to do if you think someone may be at risk. Heather Partridge, a behavioral health consultant, shares what to watch for and how to help.


Benefits of Physical Therapy for Cancer Patients

Cancer patients face many challenges as they battle the disease. Treatment takes a toll on physical function and mental stress. Physical therapy improves mood through appropriate exercise. It also aids in gradual improvement of strength and function in the areas affected by cancer treatment. Dargan Ervin, Tidelands Health physical therapist, discusses the benefits of physical therapy for cancer patients.


Treatment for Vaginal Dryness

Every woman will experience menopause at some point in their life. Unfortunately, menopause can come with unpleasant and uncomfortable symptoms of vaginal dryness. This is due to the decreased levels of estrogen and can also cause itchiness, irritation and pain during sex. Gayle Richmond, MD, discusses vaginal dryness due to menopause, and treatment options available at Tidelands Health.


Gynecologic Preventative Care for Women

Listen in as Kathleen Augustine, ARNP, CNM discusses the importance of gynecologic preventative care in women.


A Workplace Setting That Works for You

Workplace injuries are common and finding the perfect set up is not always easy. Eric Hyer discusses how you can find the workplace setting that works for you.


Do You Want to Quit Smoking? We Have the Help You Need

Have you tried to quit smoking only to relapse and start again? Then you know how hard it can be. Dr. Lash Springs discusses smoking cessation and how you get the help you need to quit for good.


The Importance of a Balanced Diet

Do you know what it means to eat healthy? Jamie Kandora, Tidelands Health clinical nutrition manager discusses the importance of a balanced diet, and how easy it is to eat healthy and enjoy the foods you eat!


Screening Colonoscopy: A Simple, Potentially Life Saving Test

Diagnosing colon cancer early increases the likelihood of a good outcome. To examine, diagnose and treat a problem in your colon – or large intestine – your physician at Tidelands Health may use a colonoscopy. Dr. Christopher Bach, Tidelands Health gastroenterologist, joins the show to discuss the importance of a screening colonoscopy to prevent cancer, the latest guidelines and how a colonoscopy is much easier than you might imagine.


Maintaining Pelvic Health with Physical Therapy

At Tidelands Health, you'll find support and care for women at every stage of life – from adolescence to menopause and beyond. As your needs evolve, our physical therapists are there to help you with issues you might not even think of. Pelvic issue in women are common as they age. Physical therapy can help to strengthen the pelvic floor and help conditions such as incontinence, pelvic pain, and more. In this segment, Donna Pagano, Tidelands Health physical therapist, joins the show to...


What You Need to Know About Using Supplements: Explained by Our Pharmacist

The practice of using herbal supplements dates back thousands of years. Today, there is a renewal in the use of herbal supplements among American consumers. However, herbal supplements are not for everyone. Herbal supplements are considered by the FDA to be foods, not drugs, and therefore are not subject to the same testing, manufacturing, and labeling standards and regulations as drugs. Do not self-prescribe. Talk with your healthcare provider before taking herbal supplements. Kelly...


Get a Grip on Your Hand Pain

You may not realize how much your hands do until you have trouble using them. Hand pain can limit many daily activities and affect your quality of life. If you work at a computer or other similar field, hand issues might even affect your work. In this segment, Dr. Jesse T. Lewis discusses how, if hand pain interferes with your daily life, it might be time to consider a visit to a hand surgeon.


The Benefits of Dry Needling

If you are living with chronic pain, you might want to consider dry needling therapy. Dry needling is a physical therapy intervention used to target muscle banding or knots, and to treat many types of pain. Listen as Kristin Dorio, PT discusses how dry needling works, and how it can possibly alleviate pain in many areas and restore your function for a better quality of life.


Physical Therapy for Your Neck or Back

After an injury, illness or surgery to your neck or back, a rehabilitation program helps restore you to the best possible function. At Tidelands Health, you’ll find our region’s widest range of rehabilitation services and gain access to many health care experts in more than a dozen locations. We’re united in helping you get back to your work, home and recreational activities as soon as possible. In this segment, Frank Moreno, Tidelands Health physical therapist, discusses how you’ll get...


Tips for Smart Snacking

We all need healthy foods and nutritious snacks. However, sometimes hunger can give way to unhealthy eating impulses. How do you snack healthy and what types of foods are good to snack on between meals? In this segment, Stephanie May, Tidelands Health dietitian, joins the show to share great tips on smart snacking and how you can use that snack time to get many of the excellent foods and nutrients that you need for the day.


Important Tips for Balance and Falls Prevention

According to the National Council on Aging, one in four older Americans falls every year. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+. Balance disorders can strike at any age, but are most common as you get older. In this segment, Sandra Fox a Tidelands Health physical therapist, joins the show to discuss balance and fall prevention and how helping an aging loved one to reduce their risk of falling is a great way to help them stay healthy and...


Exercising Safely In Hot Weather

Warmer weather may make you want to take your exercises outdoors, however, in extreme heat and without properly hydrating, it can be very dangerous. What are some tips to exercise safely in hot weather? Listen in as Tidelands Health senior exercise physiologist, Angie Hill, shares symptoms to look for when you're exercising outdoors in the heat.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

According to the American Lung Association, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is a chronic lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. The disease is increasingly common, affecting millions of Americans, and is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. The good news is COPD is often preventable and treatable. In this segment, Dr. Desmond Young discusses COPD, treatments available at Tidelands Health, and the steps you can take...


The Importance of a Quality Night's Sleep

If you have difficulty getting quality sleep, speak with your primary care physician. Primary care doctors can thoroughly assess you and make sure your sleep difficulty is not being caused by other health-related issues. In this segment, Neal Lilly, Tidelands Health physician assistant, joins the show to discuss sleep disorders, the importance of getting a quality nights sleep and how Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital's sleep center offers a comfortable environment when you need a...


The Benefits of Centering During Pregnancy and Post-Partum

You can find more satisfaction with your maternity and post partum care experience by taking part in CenteringPregnancy at Tidelands Health. How does CenteringPregnancy work? You'll meet regularly with a nurse-midwife and several women in similar stages of pregnancy for health assessments, education and peer support. The program is linked to increased birth weight and gestational age of pre-term newborns, making CenteringPregnancy good for both you and your baby. Listen in as Callie...