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Some Sweet Advice About Desserts for Diabetics

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Aug 23, 2016 9:00:25 AM

Cherry cheesecake. Apple pie ala mode. Chocolate cake with devil’s food icing.

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Topics: Diabetes

Answers to Your Questions About a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Aug 10, 2016 11:13:36 AM

There was no doubt that the lead character on the television show “Marcus Welby MD” was a doctor.

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Topics: Primary Care

Safe Sleep Practices Protect Your Infant

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Aug 2, 2016 4:19:44 PM

Your infant’s health and safety are your top priorities as a new parent.

You do everything in your power to keep them warm and comfortable. In those early months, however, you must be careful when placing them down for their naps or overnight sleep.

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Topics: Infants, Pediatrics

Your Baby's Business Begins With Insurance

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jul 25, 2016 4:05:10 PM

When a new baby arrives, events happen at warp speed. You function on adrenaline - from the birth to the onslaught of visitors to the final preparations for the trip home.

In all of the excitement, though, it is important that you take a moment and tend to some important business -- like adding your new child to your health insurance plan.

You shouldn't assume your insurer knows that your bundle of joy has arrived - and needs to be enrolled on your plan.

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Topics: Birth, Pediatrics

Fevers Actually Are Good for Sick Children

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jul 19, 2016 10:49:55 AM

When a child's fever spikes, so too does a parent's worrying.

New parents, especially, become alarmed and tend to panic a bit when their child's forehead feels hot and a quick check of the thermometer reads above 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

"While a fever can be concerning, most fevers are good for sick children," says Dr. Craig Moorman, Pediatric Specialist at Johnson Memorial Health. "Fevers help the body fight infections."

Moorman says parents should monitor their children when they register a fever, and generally follow these guides for action:

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Topics: Pediatrics

How to Keep Your Child Safer This Summer

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jul 11, 2016 4:15:28 PM

Summer time is fun time - and, unfortunately, injury time - for kids.

More than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger in the United States are injured in playground-related accidents during the summer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Emergency rooms and pediatricians most commonly see concussions, broken bones, cuts and burns from tumbles and other accidents while playing outside with friends or in youth sports programs.

Young people also get hurt from lawnmowers, barbecue grills and fall hazards.

Does that mean you need to keep them safe by enfolding them in bubble wrap confining them to their rooms? Of course not. Children need to run and play to keep their bodies and minds healthy.

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Topics: Safety, Pediatrics

Most Important Questions to Ask the Doctor When Your Child is Ill

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jul 1, 2016 3:30:00 PM

When your child is sick, you want to do everything you can to make them feel better. If you have tried giving your child rest and other at home treatments, you may discover that you need more advice. If you decide the illness warrants a trip to the doctor, you want to use your time and the doctor's time wisely, but you also want to find out as much information as you can.

These tips can help save time and ensure that you get all the information you need to get your child on the road to recovery.

Johnson Memorial Health Pediatric Specialists are committed to comprehensive medical from infants to adolescents.

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Topics: Urgent Care, Pediatrics

Six Ways to Reduce Your Risk of a Stroke

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 20, 2016 11:56:49 AM

The evening news shares lots of great information about preventing cancer and heart disease.

Yet, the third leading cause of death does not get as much attention - until it strikes and devastates the patient and families.

Besides taking 130,000 lives each year, stroke also is the leading cause of disabilities (short and long-term) in the United States. More than 795,000 Americans suffer from strokes each year - with more than 75 percent occurring in people older than age 65.

Stroke survivors often require extensive care, rehabilitation and adaptation to physical and mental challenges.

Understanding the risks is the first step helping prevent strokes. High blood pressure, for example, is a precursor to strokes and is often hereditary. About two-thirds of people over age 65 suffer from hypertension (blood pressure of 140/90 mmHg or higher).

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Topics: Stroke

Life After Gastric Bypass Depends on You

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 13, 2016 12:54:39 PM

Deciding to have gastric bypass surgery is complicated - requiring the full consideration of its risks and benefits.

Equally important, before going forward, is understanding what happens and what is required after gastric bypass surgery. The results depend on the patient's due diligence with post-operative instructions and commitment to changing lifestyle.

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Topics: Weight Loss, Surgery

What You Need to Know About Gastric Bypass Surgery

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 6, 2016 1:49:30 PM

If obesity is threatening your health and life, you are not alone.

Obesity has steadily increased among the United States population the past 20 years. According to the National Institute of Health, nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, and almost 5 percent are morbidly obese.

This trend greatly concerns health care providers, who continue to see the long-term impact of obesity - including Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, asthma, sleep apnea and stroke.

Traditional methods - healthier diet and exercise - are the best ways to lose weight. However, in some cases, gastric bypass surgery is a viable option.

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Topics: Weight Loss