Hernia types and treatments

Hernias are quite common, affecting millions of men, women and children each year. We asked Elizabeth Schmidt, MD, PPG – General Surgery to share a...
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From pain to prevention: An osteoarthritis Q&A

We invited Steven Wynder, MD, and Heather Smith, PA, Parkview Physicians Group – Orthopedic Surgery, to answer the most common questions and concerns...
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The connection between diabetes and retinopathy

Diabetes can impact nearly every part of the body when left unmanaged. The increase in glucose circulating throughout the blood can cause damage to...
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What you need to know about stuttering

Filler words such as "like," "uh" and "you know" are common but if it happens often, it may be stuttering. We asked Abby Armstrong, MA, CCCSLP,...
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Social anxiety: When it’s more than just feeling...

Getting up in front of a crowded room to deliver a big presentation or going on a first date with someone you barely know, can make just about anyone...
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Learning about lupus, the disease Selena Gomez is...

The Internet was buzzing last year after actress and singer Selena Gomez announced she’d undergone a kidney transplant prompted by a battle with...
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Osteoporosis and calcium: Do you need a...

Osteoporosis, which translates to “porous bone”, is a disease that occurs when the body breaks down more of the bone than it rebuilds. It causes bones...
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An uptick in Lyme disease

According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of reported cases of disease from mosquito, tick and...
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Identify a stroke F.A.S.T.

Stroke – the fifth leading cause of death – is an episode where a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a...
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Asthma: Addressing some of the biggest...

Today is World Asthma Day and to mark this occasion, we asked Deb Lulling, RN, community nurse and asthma educator, Parkview Health, to define this...
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