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Diabetes and Thyroid care

John Blake Epling, MD discusses the correlation between diabetes and thyroid care, and the management and treatment options available at Memorial Health System.


Advanced Diabetes Management

Memorial Diabetes Center's certified diabetes educators offer personalized lessons on nutrition, insulin therapy and other topics relevant to managing diabetes. David N. Pickering, DO, BC-ADM discusses advanced diabetes management and the multidisciplinary care you will receive at Memorial Health System if you have advanced Diabetes.


What is Glioblastoma?

As we hear more about people passing away from Glioblastoma, you might have questions about this form of brain cancer. Shinoj Pattali, MD, explains Glioblastoma, what treatment options are available and some of the promising new therapies for this type of cancer.



Gastroenterology focuses on digestive system health. Digestive illnesses and conditions can occur at any stop on the digestive tract. Dr. Juan Tejada, gastroenterologist, discusses some common digestive issues and treatment options available at Memorial Health System.


Do You Suffer From Undiagnosed Heel Pain?

Our feet can handle a lot of stress, but if you put too much of a load on them, it can, over time, cause damage. When heel pain begins to limit your daily activities, it may be time to see a podiatrist to asses your issue. Dr. Ian Aveytua discusses some of the most common causes of heel pain and the treatment options available at Memorial Health System.


Sepsis Education Could Save a Life

Infection can lead to a potentially life-threatening condition known as sepsis. The body’s chemical response to infection triggers inflammatory response throughout the body. Sepsis requires immediate medical attention. Sherri Weekley, BSN, RN, and Cynthia Gaerke, MD, discuss sepsis education, and when to seek emergency care if you think you or a loved one may be in sepsis. It could save a life.


Can You Prevent Diabetes?

Approximately 9.4 percent of the U.S. population suffers from diabetes. If you are one of them, you know how frustrating it can be to manage your symptoms. But what if you could prevent it from occurring in the first place? Dr. Nicholas Mezitis discusses ways to prevent diabetes so that you don't have to worry about managing it.


The Best Ways to Control Your Blood Sugar

Increased blood sugar can cause diabetes and create multiple health issues for those suffering from diabetes. Dr. Nicolas Mezitis offers suggestions to help monitor and control your blood sugar so that you can manage your diabetes and live the healthier lifestyle you want to live.


Important Information About Sun Safety and Skin Cancer

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors. Many summertime activities provide lots of opportunity to soak up the sun. While enjoying the sunshine, exercise caution for optimal skin health. Amy Albrecht, PA, shares her recommendations for sun safety so you can enjoy summer without worrying about sun damage.


Taking Care of Your Prostate

For many men, discussing prostate health is not something they want to think about. However, it is important for men to see their physician and get the prostate screening tests that could help save their lives. Dr. Carson Wong shares tips for good prostate health, and what screening tests men should have available at Memorial Heath System.


Memorial Health System Family Medicine Residency Program

The mission of Memorial Health System's Family Medicine Residency Program is to train outstanding leaders in the field of family medicine. We recently received accreditation from the ACGME for a family medicine residency program that will allow our health system to bring more quality physicians to our area. Roxanne Cech, MD, is the director of this residency program, and she joins the show to discuss what this means for our system and our community.


Cardiology Department at Memorial Health System: Help for the Community

Heart disease is the number one health problem in the Mid-Ohio Valley, one reason state-of-the-art cardiac care is critical. The Memorial Health System is committed to providing convenient access to our heart and vascular services. We know heart disease and stroke are two of the most common health conditions found in our region, that is why our heart and vascular team of experts work together to help patients lead longer, healthier lives. In honor of heart month, joining the show to...


Importance of Having a Primary Care Provider

Your Primary Care Provider plays an important role in maintaining your health. Your PCP will be the person you'll likely see for check-ups, blood work, tests, screenings, and follow-ups. Sarah Taylor, DO, shares why having a PCP is important and why you should always schedule an annual wellness visit.


Audiology at Memorial Health System

A variety of factors such as disease, infection, ototoxic medications (prescription and over-the-counter), continued exposure to loud noise, tumors, trauma and the aging process can all be causes of hearing loss. Our audiologists work directly with patients to identify impairments or dysfunctions of hearing, balance and other related systems. Ronny Warrington, AuD, CCC-A shares services the Audiology department at Memorial Health System has to offer.


The Interventional Cardiology Program at Memorial Health System

Interventional cardiology is a specialty branch of cardiology that deals specifically with the catheter-based treatment of structural heart diseases. Over time, plaque can develop and layer in the coronary arteries, cutting off blood supply to the heart muscle. Memorial Health System's interventional cardiology team led by Joseph Mayo, MD, offers cardiac catheterization and angioplasty for emergency cases. Our team also participates in research studies through C-PORT with John Hopkins,...


Cardiac Rehab at Memorial Health System

Memorial Health System’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is an essential component of the recovery process by helping patients with heart disease, a heart attack or other heart-related disorder, resume an active lifestyle. Our nationally certified program combines medical supervision and cardiac monitoring, education, dietary and individual counseling, with a progressive exercise program to help individuals reach and maintain a high level of heart fitness. In this podcast Barb Foster, BSN,...


Memorial Health System's Neurosurgery Department: Care for the Community

From strokes and brain tumors to degenerative disc disease and sleep disorders, Memorial Health System offers patients a broad range of expert neurological care. Whether treatment stems from injury or illness, our specialized physicians utilize today's most effective diagnostic measures to determine the best course of care from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation. Joining the show to discuss our steadfast commitment to offer the very best in treatment, education and research to...


The Importance of Staying Healthy During Flu and Cold Season

Marietta Memorial and Selby General Hospitals are collaborating with both the City and County Health Departments and other healthcare providers to closely monitor the H1N1 flu virus. We are prepared to help prevent the spread of the flu in our community and to provide care for community members if that becomes necessary. To ensure we are pro-active in keeping our community as healthy as possible, we are offering important information on ways to stay healthy and avoid illness. Dr. Jill...


The Latest Advancements in Hernia Surgery Using the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System

The Memorial Health System offers the latest surgical and diagnostic technology with minimally invasive techniques, as well as the most highly skilled physicians in the area. By utilizing state-of-the-art technology like the da Vinci® Robotic Surgery System for hernia repair, our physicians are able to provide less a invasive procedure that lead to better outcomes, smaller incisions, less pain and scarring, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery. Joining the show to discuss the...


Lung Cancer Screening Program at Memorial Health System

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. today. Are you at risk? Are you age 55 – 77 years old? Have you smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or two packs a day for 15 years or more? Do you currently smoke or did you quit within the past 15 years? If you answered yes to these questions, you are considered high risk for lung cancer and should be screened. Talk to your primary care physician for a lung cancer screening referral. This screening can give at-risk...