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“It’s important to come back every year because your body changes,” Novak said. “Women can be scared to death the first time, but we make it as easy and comfortable for them as possible.”
Several medical issues can cause slow, slurred speech. Speech-language pathologists can help identify the cause and use appropriate therapies so the patient can communicate more clearly.
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.
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.
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.
A non-invasive DEXA Scan is recommended for post-menopausal women and patients who take medicines that impact the bones. The scan looks for two conditions: Osteopenia (lower than normal bone density) and Osteoporosis (weak bones that are susceptible to fracture). Ask your doctor if you should have a DEXA Scan if you think you are at risk for bone conditions.
Patients don’t always need to turn to medication for relief from common types of pain. Ambrosia Scott, DPT, LAT, CCI, says therapy can help patients address aches and pains from head-to-toe. Ambrosia Scott, DPT, LAT, CCI, outpatient rehabilitation manager for Regional One Health, said physical therapy helps in several ways: Education and [...]
Taking a comprehensive approach to therapy, with physical, occupational and speech therapy, leads to a quicker recovery and better quality of life after a stroke. Ambrosia Scott, DPT, LAT, CCI, Outpatient Rehabilitation Manager explains how Regional One Health integrates all three.
Regional One Health’s East Campus Imaging Center offers convenient MRI appointments so patients can get a diagnosis and start treatment quickly. Imaging Center Manager Susan Edwards addressed common questions about what to expect if your doctor asks for an MRI.