News and Events2017-05-03T07:36:57-06:00

“We’ve got hope for the future”: Regional One Health’s Dr. Andrew Wilner shares his experience with the COVID-19 vaccination

Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine allows health care providers to continue serving patients while keeping themselves and their loved ones safe. For Regional One Health neurologist Dr. Andrew Wilner, it also brought something else: a feeling of joy. Dr. Wilner shared his thoughts with a leading medical blog in hopes of encouraging others to get the vaccine and be part of the solution. For frontline providers, getting the COVID-19 vaccine is a chance to keep [...]

January 21st, 2021|

Is a hand tremor negatively impacting your quality of life? You might be a good candidate for focused ultrasound

There's new hope for patients with hand tremor thanks to Focused Ultrasound, a procedure done with no incision and no hospital stay at our East Campus. It's designed for patients age 22 and over who have a diagnosis of essential tremor or tremor-dominant Parkinson's disease, and whose condition has not responded to medication. Patients should consult their neurologist and have a CT scan to make sure Focused Ultrasound is right for them. A hand [...]

January 19th, 2021|

During the pandemic, dietitians are fueling patients’ recovery with healthy meals, nutrition support and encouragement

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our clinical nutrition team has been tasked with preparing meals that will help COVID-19 patients heal. They've also worked throughout the health care system to provide patients with a healthy diet and a sense of normal. Through it all, they've risen to the challenge of providing not only nutritional support, but emotional support as well. Food is fuel, whether you’re at work, exercising or, like patients at Regional One Health, [...]

January 15th, 2021|

Ask the Experts: What are my treatment options if I have an intestinal blockage?

An intestinal obstruction is painful and potentially dangerous, and typically requires hospital care. However, you won't necessarily need surgery. Many blockages can be resolved with a non-invasive procedure, and patients often never have a recurrence. If you're having problems like stomach pain and an inability to pass bowel movements or gas, see your provider for diagnosis and treatment. If you suffer an intestinal obstruction, it’s painful and potentially dangerous. While you’ll probably need to go [...]

January 12th, 2021|

“These vaccines represent hope:” With vaccinations underway, health care experts see a path to controlling the COVID-19 pandemic

As Regional One Health frontline providers receive their COVID-19 vaccinations, they're talking about why it is important to them to take this step. Our team members say they see the vaccine as another tool to protect themselves and their families and allow them to continue to be there for patients. They encourage others to get the vaccine as well, noting it is safe and effective and the best way to control the pandemic and [...]

January 11th, 2021|

Dr. Ram Velamuri leads skilled, compassionate team as new medical director at Firefighters Burn Center

Dr. Ram Velamuri has been named the new medical director of our Firefighters Burn Center. The burn center serves patients from throughout the Mid-South, and is the only one in the region that is verified by the American Burn Association and American College of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Velamuri brings exceptional skill and experience to his role, and said he is proud to lead a compassionate team that goes out of its way to help [...]

January 7th, 2021|

Focused ultrasound for essential tremor: How does it work, and what results can I expect?

Focused Ultrasound is a new procedure available at our East Campus that treats hand tremor with no incision and no hospital stay. Neurosurgeon Dr. Aaron Bond uses sound waves directed by MR imaging to treat the portion of the brain responsible for tremor. Most patients go home the same day and experience immediate, lasting relief. MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound might sound like magic: Patients lie on a treatment table as sound waves are sent deep [...]

January 5th, 2021|

“I feel like someone really cares about me:” ONE Health helped Ariel Agnew regain her health and her hope

Ariel Agnew was connected to our ONE Health complex care initiative after a car accident that left her in a coma and killed her younger siblings. She says the support she has received has strengthened not only her health, but her sense of hope. Ariel's remarkable story - from foster care to a horrific health crisis to an independent, fulfilling life - is exactly what our ONE Health team strives for with every patient [...]

December 31st, 2020|

Ask the Experts: What should I expect if I need an emergency appendectomy?

The idea of an emergency appendectomy is scary, but it's actually a very common surgery that about 1 in 20 Americans will have at some point in their life. The classic symptom of acute appendicitis is increasingly severe pain in the lower right stomach. Patients should seek medical care immediately. Fortunately, an appendectomy is typically a minimally invasive, routine surgery, and many patients go home the same day or next day feeling much better. [...]

December 29th, 2020|

Do you want to stick to a healthy diet over the holidays? It’s not “mission impossible” – take it from a clinical dietician

Small changes can make a big difference when it comes to eating healthy and avoiding weight gain over the holidays. By planning ahead, eating in moderation and making healthy choices, you can enjoy your traditional favorites without overdoing it. It's also important to prioritize exercise, such as going for walks or cleaning the house. Many people struggle to eat healthy and avoid weight gain over the holidays – and just like with most things, [...]

December 23rd, 2020|
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