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We post regular content that focuses on important health topics and issues that affect you and your family with tips and advice from health experts right here at Lakeland. We want to hear from you! Do you have a health topic you'd like to see featured? 

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Daniel Benson

Check-Up: What is Hepatitis A & How Do I Get It.
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May 24, 2018

Southwestern Medical Clinic, St. Joseph family medicine physician Daniel Benson, DO, explains how Hepatitis A is spread, and what you can do to prevent it.

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Caregiving for a loved one with Dementia or memory loss
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May 21, 2018

Caring for a loved one with memory loss or dementia can be a very difficult task. We tackle tips to help ease your daily routines.

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Check-Up: When to See a Wound Specialist
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May 18, 2018

When a wound isn't healing, you may need to see a wound care specialist for better results.

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What about the hot flashes?
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May 15, 2018

Hot flashes vary in frequency and intensity for each woman and occur from a decrease in estrogen levels. Learn practical ways to cope with this menopause side effect.

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Getting It Straight: Treatment and Relief for Bunions
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May 14, 2018

Learn more about relief from bunions, as foot and ankle specialist Michael Maskill, DPM, discusses options from orthotics to outpatient surgery.

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Check-Up: New Advances in Hip Replacements
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May 08, 2018

Orthopedic surgeon, Kenneth Edwards, discusses how advances in technology have made diagnosing and treating hip pain easier for both the patient and surgeon.

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Caregiver

5 Tips All Caregivers Can Use
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May 07, 2018

Caring for a loved one can be a difficult task. We share tips for caregivers to use this Spring. Now is a great time to reevaluate your caregiving routine and determine if any changes should be made.

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Postma Arthritis Seminar

Is Arthritis Limiting Your Ability to Enjoy Life?
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May 02, 2018

When it comes to your joints, cartilage acts as a cushion to cover and protect the ends of the bones.

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Check-Up: Meal Planning for Diabetics
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May 01, 2018

You don't have to buy special foods when you're diabetic, but you should have three important things when filling your plate at every meal.

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Allergy

Allergies or Sinus Infection: Can you tell the difference?
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Apr 30, 2018

Learn how you can prevent or ease symptoms of both.

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Wellness Exams vs. Sports Physicals
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Apr 11, 2018

Wellness exams are sports physicals are very different. Learn why pediatric providers tell their patients not to skip their yearly check-up.

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Check-Up: Common Plastic Surgery Misconceptions
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Apr 06, 2018

Don't believe everything you hear about plastic surgeons and the work they perform. Ginard Henry, MD, debunks some common plastic surgery misconceptions in this Lakeland Health Check-Up.

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Check-Up: Tips for Easing Back Pain
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Apr 04, 2018

Lifestyle changes you can make to help alleviate back pain as well treatment options for chronic pain.

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Check-Up: Avoiding Drug Interactions
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Mar 27, 2018

Learn some important ways to avoid harmful drug interaction from Southwestern Medical Clinic Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist Joshua Ford, PharmD.

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The Conversation Only 30% of People Have Had
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Mar 22, 2018

If you were to suddenly become ill and couldn’t make decisions for yourself, who would you trust to do so on your behalf?

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Check-Up: Managing Diabetes
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Mar 19, 2018

Family medicine provider, Jay Shah, MD, shares how focusing on some key areas of your lifestyle, can help prevent complications from diabetes.

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Check-Up: Catching Colon Cancer Early
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Mar 12, 2018

General surgeon, Craig Kline shares how colonoscopies can detect and remove polyps which may lead to colon cancer.

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Check-Up: Helpful Medication Tips
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Mar 05, 2018

Learn some important ways to use medication safely from Southwestern Medical Clinic care management member Joshua Ford, PharmD.

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How 30 Minutes Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer
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Mar 05, 2018

Colonoscopies are one of the main ways to detect colon cancer for early treatment. If you’re age 50 or older, talk to your primary care provider about getting an annual screening.

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Diabetic Foot Care Seminar

Staying One Step Ahead of Diabetic Foot Care
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Mar 01, 2018

It’s important to practice self-care to protect your feet and keep them healthy.

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