The test does use radiation, so doctors only request it when there is a clear medical benefit. Patients should not undergo repeated CT scans. But, using the test to diagnose a specific injury is safe. Do not avoid a CT scan if your doctor believes it will lead to better diagnosis and treatment.
Monthly Archives: June 2019
In Regional One Health’s NICU, the healing touch of infant massage shows benefits for babies with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
For babies in the NICU, needles, tubes and monitors are a fact of life. It’s all done to help them grow and thrive, but for a newborn, it’s still negative stimulation that can lead to agitation and discomfort. At Regional One Health, doctors and therapists are looking at a way to bring a more [...]
Haley McCommon first came to Regional One Health scared and in pain – just one year later, she came back to thank her “dream team”
Life can change in an instant. One minute, you’re a carefree 19-year-old girl, enjoying a summer day in the country. The next, you’re waking up in a hospital bed 100 miles away with your spine crushed and an incision from emergency surgery running the entire length of your stomach. You start asking yourself hard [...]
America’s Essential Hospitals awarded Regional One Health a 2019 Gage Award honorable mention for population health for its ONE Health initiative. ONE Health is a program focusing on improving the health and overall well-being of complex care patients. “When faced with some of the nation’s most pressing health care challenges, essential hospitals step up,” [...]
Johnson said patients don’t have to stay silent if they’re struggling with speech. A trained speech-pathologist can help. “Even if you’re asking them, ‘What did you say?’ all day long because you can’t hear them, there’s hope,” she said.
Regional One Health’s national leadership in health care innovation takes center stage at American Hospital Association forum
Regional One Health is emerging as a national leader in health care innovation, working with entrepreneurs to bring about a future with better patient outcomes and enhanced care delivery. President and CEO Reginald Coopwood, MD and Center for Innovation Director Alejandra Alvarez were among the featured speakers at last month’s American Hospital Association executive [...]
When should you see a doctor for muscle aches and fatigue? Definitely see a doctor if you have sudden-onset weakness, fatigue or pain and can’t identify the reason.
ONE Health’s holistic approach to patient care gains a boost from new grant, partnerships to address hunger
New partnerships are helping Regional One Health’s ONE Health complex care team achieve its mission of treating every individual not just as a patient seeking medical care but as a human being struggling with day-to-day needs. In May, United Healthcare awarded Regional One Health a $90,000 grant to launch a food pantry for patients [...]
The June issue of Memphis Magazine features the annual Top Doctors list, and 13 physicians who practice at Regional One Health were among the honorees. These specialists have been chosen among their peers as the best in their field. Regional One Health is proud to partner with the top doctors in the Mid-South, together [...]
By Theresa Woodard, MD, internal medicine practitioner at Harbor of Health Summertime in Memphis is synonymous with heat and humidity – but longer days and a break from the school routine also make it a good time to get outdoors and get active. Therefore, it’s time to adopt a new mantra: “Learn to love [...]