Tag: ask the experts

“Get the vaccine:” Regional One Health experts say COVID-19 immunizations offer safe, effective path out of pandemic

As COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue, Regional One Health experts are encouraging everyone who qualifies to get their vaccine. They say the products have been proven safe and effective through rigorous study, and the side effects are minimal. If you have questions about whether you should get the vaccine, talk to your health care provider. [...]

2021-04-06T13:11:38-06:00April 7th, 2021|

Never ignore signs of cardiovascular disease: Whether you need emergency or preventative care, take your heart health seriously

If you think you or someone around you is having a heart attack, don't delay - seek immediate emergency medical attention. Classic signs to watch for include chest pain, trouble breathing, dizziness and profuse sweating. Some of the more subtle signs include back pain, headache, jaw pain, swelling and cough. Tomisha Byard, a family [...]

2021-02-05T11:09:25-06:00February 5th, 2021|

Ask the Experts: Postpartum manager Sharonda Taylor, RN, says not to believe these common breastfeeding myths

Breastfeeding can be intimidating for new moms due to worries about milk supply, the logistics of returning to work, dubious reactions from older relatives, etc. But health and bonding benefits for mom and baby making breastfeeding worth the effort, says Sharonda Taylor, RN, postpartum manager at Regional One Health. Taylor and her colleagues support [...]

2020-08-19T12:02:12-06:00August 26th, 2020|

Ask the Experts: What’s your best advice for protecting against breast cancer?

Catching breast cancer early saves lives because tumors are found when they are still small and treatable. Dr. Pallavi Khanna from Regional One Health's East Campus said the best ways to catch cancer early are to have your recommended screening mammograms, be aware of changes to your breasts and talk openly with your doctor [...]

2020-03-04T12:33:14-06:00March 9th, 2020|

Ask the Experts: When should I see a pelvic floor therapist, and what can I expect?

If you're experiencing symptoms like urinary dysfunction, constipation and pelvic pain, it might be time to see a pelvic floor physical therapist. Darianne Butler sees patients at Regional One Health's East Campus.  She said patients should expect to describe their concerns and undergo an exam. Then, she prescribes a series of exercises that can [...]

2020-01-22T10:25:41-06:00January 27th, 2020|

Ask the Experts: Getting healthy in 2020 starts with a physical exam and advice from your health care provider

Getting healthy is a common New Year's Resolution, but it involves more than exercising and eating better. You should start your journey to improved health with a checkup from your primary care provider. They can identify the specific things you need to improve, schedule preventative screenings and help you set goals for a lifetime [...]

2020-01-03T09:51:04-06:00January 6th, 2020|
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