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4 Optical Problems Diabetics Should Keep an Eye On
06.21.2017
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"Blurry vision, seeing spots or experiencing pressure or pain in the eye are all symptoms of problems diabetics may be prone to," says William David Boothe, MD, an ophthalmologist at Covenant Health. "However, because these symptoms ...

Keep Your Cool This Summer
06.20.2017
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With the temperatures already spiking, we asked Dr. Stan Garrett, family medicine and medical director at Covenant's Northwest Clinic, for three tips to beat the heat when it comes to your kids this summer. Stay hydrated. Children already need ...

Tra'Shun Fights Sickle Cell 100%
06.18.2017
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Sickle cell trait (SCT) is an inherited blood disorder that affects approximately 8 percent of African-Americans; about 1 in 13 African-American babies are born with the trait. According to the CDC, sickle cell disease (SCD) affects approximately ...

Take Care of Your Hearing
06.05.2017
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Millions of Americans have some degree of hearing loss and to mark Better Hearing and Speech month in May, Dr. David Cuthbertson, a physician with Covenant Heath Partners, sat down with HealthCalling to discuss what you need to know about protecting ...

What to Eat Before Working Out
05.31.2017
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It’s a good idea to eat before a workout – but you need to know what and when to get the needed benefit and avoid problems. “About every two weeks we need to stop someone from finishing their workout because they are feeling ...

Quit Smoking Today With the Right Help
05.24.2017
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The benefits of quitting smoking start within 20 minutes of your last cigarette as your blood pressure and heart rate begin to recover. Within 24 hours, your chance of having a heart attack decreases. Within 48 hours, your nerve endings start to ...

Here Comes the Sun
05.22.2017
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Having a sun-kissed look or bronze glow has long been a symbol of health and vigor in some cultures. In fact, many studies show suntanned people are rated as more attractive than their paler counterparts. But at what cost? Dr. Jehanzeb Riaz, a ...

Meeting Patient Needs in Crisis
05.21.2017
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To mark the 43 rd -annual National EMS Week, Health Calling talked to Lisa Hogue, paramedic supervisor for Covenant Ambulance Service to learn what they do to serve Covenant Health patients. How is Covenant Ambulance Service different from other area ...

5 Common Questions About Celiac Disease
05.20.2017
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Celiac Disease is hereditary, easy to treat with a gluten-free diet, but not common or easy to diagnose. Dr. Timothy Miller, a Covenant Health Partners gastroenterologist, discussed the sometimes baffling disease this month as May is National Celiac ...

Can't Stop Sneezing?
05.17.2017
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May is recognized as Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, although allergy and asthma sufferers are usually painfully aware of their condition. There is no cure for allergies or asthma but they can be controlled. Dr. Goutam Shome is a board-certified ...

6 Truths About Lupus You Should Know
05.08.2017
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About 1.5 million Americans have lupus, with 16,000 cases diagnosed each year. Approximately 5 million people worldwide have a form of lupus. There is very little public awareness about lupus; in fact, the only thing many people know about the ...

Open Channel of Communication, Key to Child's Mental Health
05.07.2017
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Dr. Chandra Lasley, mental health counselor at Covenant Health 's Horizons outpatient clinic, is emphatic about the importance of a week dedicated to bringing awareness to children’s mental health. “It reminds us that children are ...

Watch Your Wounds
04.27.2017
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If you or a loved one has a wound that does not heal well within about a month, you ought to think about seeing a specialist in wound care. Dr. Jesus Hidalgo, our advanced wound care specialist at Covenant ’s Center for Wound Care & ...

It Shouldn't Hurt to be a Child
04.24.2017
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The tiny baby suffered brutal injuries, including broken rib and bleeding in the brain. It didn’t take long for caregivers at Covenant Children’s to determine the infant had been severely abused. “I worked as a nurse in the ER and ...

Autism Awareness Month
04.10.2017
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April is Autism Awareness Month; April 2 is recognized as World Autism Awareness Day. Covenant Medical Group pediatrician Dr. Jeremy Dalton talked with us about autism. “Autism is a biologically based neurodevelopment disorder that is ...

Heroes Helping Children Cope in the Hospital
03.26.2017
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Covenant Children’s is the only hospital in the region built just for kids. It should be no surprise that its Child Life Department is perhaps the driving force helping it to be kid-friendly. March is Child Life Month, so let's take a look ...

Keep Those Kidneys Healthy
03.24.2017
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March is National Kidney Month! Dr. Kompal Parmar, family medicine physician at Covenant Health’s Southwest Medical Park, shared with us about the importance of our kidneys, as well as how our kidney’s function and how to keep them ...

Is Spring Cleaning Poisonous?
03.22.2017
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It's National Poison Prevention Week! This week coincides with the start of spring to remind families of the hazards that can sneak into spring cleaning and other projects. Dr. Samuel Herrera, one of Covenant Children’s emergency medicine ...

Patient Safety Always Top Priority
03.14.2017
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Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by the National Patient Safety Foundation. Each year, health care organizations internationally take part in the event to create awareness in the ...

Napping, Narcolepsy and all the ZzZzZ's
03.09.2017
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The week leading up to the second Sunday in March (the spring time change, or "Spring Forward") is recognized as Sleep Awareness Week. The change twice each year to and from Daylight Saving Time brings light to sleep issues and sleep ...

Increasing Colorectal Cancers in Younger People
03.07.2017
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A new study shows an alarming increase of colorectal cancers in younger people, while rates for people over 50 years of age have dropped. “This is of special concern because these age groups have not been included for routine colon screening ...

All About HIIT Training
02.22.2017
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One of the biggest reasons people don’t exercise is time. So High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is an interesting alternative as pointed out in a recent New York Times piece. But is it right for you? Tommy Parrish, director of Covenant ...

Interpreter Services at Covenant Health
02.17.2017

“As soon as they hear their own language, there are visible signs of relief.” Rafael Marin, Covenant Health ’s Interpretive Services lead, stressed the impact of someone being able to communicate to health care personnel in their ...

The Mighty Thyroid
01.28.2017
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Dr. Stan Garrett, family medicine physician at Covenant’s Northwest Clinic, reached for his throat. “They thyroid is kind of … here, below where your voice box is. Most people don’t know it’s there, because it’s ...

Healthier You in 2017: Body
01.26.2017
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You drive your car every day but never get an oil change. You keep the house nice and toasty in winter but never change your furnace filter. Would you do the same with your body – your greatest asset you can’t replace? Taking care of your ...

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