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The Lung Cancer Screening Program at Riverside Health Care

The Riverside Healthcare Lung Screening Program offers FREE lung cancer screenings for individuals at high risk. Patients are encouraged to visit www.shouldiscreen.com as a preliminary resource to assess individual lung cancer risk. Amy Warburton discusses the importance of lung cancer screening for patients that are at the highest risk. If you smoked, a lung cancer screening could save your life by detecting lung cancer early, when it is more likely to be curable.


World’s Smallest Pacemaker, the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS), is Now Available to ...

Pacemakers use electrical impulses to stimulate heart pumping when the muscles need help. The Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) is the world’s smallest pacemaker, measuring about the size of a large pill. The TPS is now available to Riverside Healthcare patients. Dr. Brad Suprenant, electrophysiologist, explains how this new technology works.


The Benefits of Exercise for Parkinson's Disease Patients

Through the years, research has shown that exercise for patients with Parkinson's Disease can improve gait, balance, tremor, flexibility, grip strength and motor coordination. Listen as Dana Mercer describes the benefits of exercise for Parkinson's patients, and how Riverside Healthcare can help to guide individuals through the specific exercises that can have a very positive effect on the quality of life for a person with Parkinson's Disease.


The Opioid Epidemic: A National Crisis; Programs and Services at Riverside

For over 25 years, the Riverside Resolve Center has provided quality treatment services for people with alcohol and other substance abuse issues. Our program is designed to meet the personal needs of each patient with treatment plans tailored to each individual situation. Michael D. Mutterer discusses the current opioid epidemic and what program and services Riverside Healthcare has that can help with this ongoing national crisis.


The Latest Advances in Wound Care

Some wounds require special care to heal. For our patients with those needs, The Riverside Wound Center offers complete Wound Care Program with many specialized treatments to promote and speed healing. Jeffrey Brown, MD , comes on to share the latest advances in wound care and how The Riverside Wound Center specializes in the latest comprehensive care and treatments and how our expert team of nurses and therapists, with over 35 years of combined wound care experience, assist patients in...


Do You Suffer from Pain from Uterine Fibroids? Embolization Might be the Answer You are Looking For

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow on or in the muscles of the uterus (womb). These can be painful and cause heavy bleeding during your periods. At least 25 percent of women in the U.S. have fibroids. Arun Jagannathan, M.D. discusses Uterine Fibroid Embolization, and how this procedure can help you to have less pain from fibroids and get back to the activities that you enjoy.


What is a Kidney Embolization and Who Might Need One?

For many years, surgery was the only treatment available for many conditions including benign kidney tumors. Today, interventional radiology treatments are first-line care for a wide variety of conditions. Arun Jagannathan, M.D. is here to share his expertise on why some people might need a Kidney Embolization procedure and what that means in terms of long term health.


Riverside Women’s Health

Women tend to be the caregivers of society. They take care of everyone else, and sometimes, neglect their own health needs. To be their own best health advocate, women need to educate themselves on the services available to take care of their needs, so they can care for the ones they love. Lynn Lochner, CNP, is here to discuss the array of women’s health services available throughout Riverside’s continuum of care. Riverside Women’s Health services focus on the unique needs of women during...


Are you Ready to Quit Smoking for Good? Riverside Can Help!

Are you ready to quit smoking for good? Riverside offers multiple resources to help. Riverside Medical Center has teamed up with the American Lung Association to bring you the nationally-renowned smoking cessation program Freedom from Smoking®. Michelle Stauffenberg, Respiratory Therapist at Riverside, discusses why quitting can be so challenging, and all the resources Riverside has to offer to help.


SANE: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

SANE, which stands for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners are nurses who have taken specialized education courses to care for a patient who has experienced sexual assault or abuse. Deanna Booker, RN discusses how nurses can receive this certified training and why it's important for the community.


Innovations in Spine Surgery

Riverside's back, neck and spine program offers the ability to diagnose, evaluate and treat neck and back pain. Riverside can treat almost every type of spinal injury and disease. Juaz Jimenez, MD, discusses the latest innovations in spinal surgery available at Riverside Healthcare.


Low-Dose CT for Use in Cancer Treatment

Patients at Riverside Cancer Institute in need of radiation therapy now have access to the most advanced treatment technology. The new Discovery RT radiotherapy system reduces treatment times while enabling each patient's care team to personalize oncology treatment plans with improved accuracy and radiation dosing safety. Dr. Alex Herskovic discusses our advanced low-dose CT system and it’s use in the fight against cancer, as we strive to keep each patient's best interests at the forefront...


What Your Sleep Position Says About You

Have you ever wondered what the position you sleep in says about you and your personality? Kathleen Gallagher shares interesting information about your sleep position and what it might reveal about you.


Pregnancy and Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition occurring in all age groups and both genders. Pregnant women experience more sleep disturbances during pregnancy and since apnea deprives your body of oxygen, this can be an even more concerning issue. Kathleen Gallagher discusses sleep apnea during pregnancy, and the treatment options available at Riverside Healthcare.


Heart Surgery and Valve Replacement

Arshad Yousuf, MD, joins the show to discuss heart surgery and valve replacement options at Riverside Healthcare. You will learn why you can trust your heart to the region's leader.


The Business of Healthcare, and How the Healthcare System Works to Meet the Needs of Patients

Riverside has a rich history of collaboration to serve the common good. We partner with a variety of agencies and organizations throughout our service area to make sure we are nurturing the well-being and bringing value to the lives of those we serve. Phillip M. Kambic, President and CEO, Riverside Healthcare, joins Carl to discuss the business of healthcare, and how the healthcare system works to meet the needs of patients.


The Riverside Foundation

Established in 1968 the Riverside Healthcare Foundation builds philanthropic support for Riverside Healthcare. We articulate Riverside's mission, goals, accomplishments and needs for the future of healthcare in our region, and create pathways for new and existing partners to engage in them. At Riverside we desire to ignite your benevolent spirit by linking you with opportunities that match your passions.We seek to build a vigorous community-wide culture of philanthropy and to find new,...