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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...
Love Lights Giving Campaign
Since 1991, Love Lights has provided an opportunity for people in our community to honor friends and loved ones with beautifully glowing holiday lights. Dedicating a Light of Love is a brilliant way to commemorate a very special person or celebrate how much someone means to you. Joining the show to discuss Memorials Love Lights Giving Campaign is Daneka Hedges. She is the Director of the Memorial Health Foundation of Memorial Health System.
Maintaining Mobility as You Age
As we age, we may lose mobility. The less mobile we become, the more at risk we may be for illness and injuries. The good news is that there are many exercises you can do to help increase your mobility. If you are able to exercise regularly, you may be able to walk with greater ease, feel more balanced and be more confident. In this segment, physical therapist Beth Schwendeman discusses the best ways to maintain your mobility as you age and she offers exercises you can do at home to get...
The Latest Advances in Radiation Treatment for Cancer
A diagnosis of cancer can be frightening for anyone. Memorial Health System's Strecker Cancer Center in Marietta is the Mid-Ohio Valley's first facility to be solely dedicated to the treatment of cancer. Our comprehensive approach to cancer care focuses on prevention, early detection, treatment and support. With locations in Marietta and Belpre, we combine the highest quality patient-centered care with the convenience of being close-to-home. Listen as Dr. Tara Hansen discusses the latest...
What You Need to Know About a Herniated Disk
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, between 60% and 80% of people will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. A high percentage of people will have low back and leg pain caused by a herniated disk. Sometimes called a slipped or ruptured disk, a herniated disk most often occurs in your lower back. It is one of the most common causes of low back pain, as well as leg pain (sciatica). Listen as Dr. Jacob Smith, orthopaedic surgeon with Memorial Health...
When Should You Have Joint Replacement Surgery?
You're unique and your care should be, too. That's why we've designed Signature Care for Orthopedics at Selby General Hospital. With our updated facilities, specialized therapy program and dedicated experts, everything is coordinated to make your joint replacement experience the best it can be. One of our leading services, joint replacement surgery, has been recognized by HealthGrades in the top 15% in the nation and the top 10 in the state of Ohio. In this segment, Dr. Jason Gessel,...
Are you at Risk for an Aneurysm?
The aorta is the body's largest blood vessel. If a section of this large artery forms an aneurysm and ruptures, you will have life-threatening internal bleeding. Aortic aneurysms most often occur in the abdomen as an abdominal aortic aneurysm, but can also occur in the upper chest as a thoracic aortic aneurysm. Listen in as Shane S. Parmer, MD explains that a ruptured aneurysm is a very dangerous condition. Although it is possible to repair a ruptured aneurysm surgically, it is important...
Stroke: Acting Fast Can Save Your Life
A stroke can change your life in an instant. When you know what to look for and what to ask, you can react faster and increase the chances of avoiding life-threatening brain damage and long term disability. We're proud to be the only Stroke Program in the Mid-Ohio Valley that has earned the HFAP Seal of Certification. The Rehabilitation Center at Memorial Health System is the Mid-Ohio Valley’s only Stroke Specialty Program, leading the way in prevention, treatment and maximizing quality...
Sports Medicine at Memorial Health: Understand We See Everyone – Not Just Major Athletes
We all have a little competitive streak now and then. So when yours needs a little help, turn to the team of experts at Memorial Health System’s SportsMed. Whether you are a weekend warrior or an athlete on a team, SportsMed’s professionals get you back in the game. Our sports medicine team, physical therapists and other professionals work with all ages and abilities, in one convenient location. Tom Bartsokas, MD., a physician at Marietta Memorial Hospital - Department of Sports...