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Management of Diabetes
A diagnosis of diabetes can be scary. If your doctor tells you you're at risk for developing diabetes, you should take it very seriously. But there are ways you can start living healthier right away. If you already have diabetes, you can control it and be a healthy person living with diabetes. Learning more about the types of diabetes, the warning signs and how you can reduce your chance of developing it (or manage your diabetes better) is an important first step toward living a healthy...
Congestive Heart Failure: Get the Facts
Patients with heart failure who come to GHS for care will find state-of-the-art cardiovascular and congestive heart failure observation units and a dedicated heart failure inpatient unit. Our care model includes multidisciplinary rounds with physicians and physician extenders and with representatives from nursing, pharmacy and social work. A dedicated heart failure clinic serves to follow patients closely, prevent readmission to the hospital, improve quality of life, coordinate advanced...
The Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health & Advocacy
What began as a car-seat check 15 years ago has led to the creation of the Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health and Advocacy, an innovative Greenville Health System-led partnership whose audacious goal is to improve the well-being of all children in S.C. through targeted research and intervention. The institute, one of a handful of similar efforts in the US, could help pave the way for national changes in pediatric care. Listen as Kerry Sease, MD, MPH, Pediatrician and Medical...
Healthy Living in Your 20s
When you're in your 20s you may think you have your whole life to get healthy and make better choices about eating and exercising. However, changing your lifestyle to a healthier one can be challenging at any age, but seems to be a little more difficult as you get older. Staying healthy in your 20s is strongly associated with a lower risk for heart disease in middle age. What can you do in your 20s to help you live a healthier life as you age? Listen in as Lien Nguyen, MD discusses...
TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement)
TAVR is a minimally invasive procedure that allows cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to implant a prosthetic aortic valve through a catheter placed in the femoral artery, much in the same way a cardiac catheterization is performed. It can provide a treatment option for patients with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis who have been determined by a heart team to be at intermediate risk for open-heart surgery. In this segment, Jesse Jorgensen, MD shares what you need to know about TAVR and...
Colon Cancer Awareness: Colonoscopies Can Save Lives
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. In many cases, colorectal cancer can be prevented. Don't let common myths stop you from getting the life-saving screening tests you need, when you need them. Colorectal cancer often is highly treatable. If it's found and treated early (while it's small and before it has spread), the five-year relative survival rate is about 90%. But because many people are not getting tested the way they should, only about four out of 10 are cases diagnosed at this...
The Latest Advances in Screening for Prostate Cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men (after skin cancer), but it can often be treated successfully. More than 2 million men in the US count themselves as prostate cancer survivors. National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is observed every September in the United States by health experts and advocates, and individuals concerned with men’s prostate health. Designating a month for the disease serves the purpose of increasing public...
GHS Hospice: Helping Patients and Their Loved Ones
Hospice care is a service to help terminally ill patients live more fully and comfortably during the last phase of life. Accepting hospice care does not mean that a person has given up or has quit trying. For many patients, care delivered by a trained hospice team may help their condition improve or stabilize. Listen in as Pam Miller, Director Hospice of the Foothills/Cottingham Hospice, explains that with so many options for hospice available, how do you choose the best one for yourself...
Establishing a Medical Home
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) developed the medical home as a model of delivering primary care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective to every child and adolescent. A pediatric medical home is a family-centered partnership within a community-based system that provides uninterrupted care. Your interdisciplinary team consists of patients and families, primary care physicians, specialists and...
Getting Your Kids Ready for Back to School
Getting back into a routine after a long summer and a relaxed schedule can be tough. During the chaos of early mornings and juggling multiple schedules how can you prepare your children (and yourself) for getting back into the swing of school? Listen in as Joe Maurer, MD shares tips on how to get your kids ready for back to school.
Unexplained Infertility: We Don’t Believe In It and Neither Should You.
The experts at Fertility Center of the Carolinas don’t believe in unexplained infertility, and neither should you. There are many factors that can affect a woman’s ability to conceive including endometriosis (which is sometimes invisible), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and male factor infertility. Some women have no problem getting pregnant but are unable to carry a baby full-term. Join Dr. Forstein to hear the latest in scientific research and treatment options for infertility and...
Do You Suffer from Dry Eye? There is Help!
Fluctuating vision, red tired eyes, burning, irritation, light sensitivity, excessive tearing, red swollen lids can all be indicative of dry eye syndrome. There are numerous options for treating dry eyes including drops and oral medications. For patients with evaporative dry eye or meibomian gland dysfunction, there is a new FDA approved procedure done in the office to help with dry eye disease. Alan Leahey, MC is here to discuss dry eye and how you can help those precious eyes of yours.