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Current News from Methodist Hospital for Surgery

Jun
29
2012

Tips for a Healthy Back & Spine

Anyone who has ever suffered through a backache understands the importance of a healthy spine and back to overall quality of life. Because your spine is made up of numerous nerves, muscles, and ligaments that serve as connections to areas throughout your body, keeping your back in top condition is one of the best things you can do for your general health.

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Jun
15
2012

Take Part in Men’s Health Week

Each year the week leading up to Father’s Day is recognized as Men’s Health Week to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. The week also gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals the opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.

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May
25
2012

Get Moving in May

Each May, the Arthritis Foundation hosts their nationwide Arthritis Walk that supports public awareness and raises funds to fight arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. This walk gives participants the opportunity to help improve the lives of the 46 million men, women, and children with arthritis. Since May is also Arthritis Awareness Month, the timing of the walk is of particular significance.

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May
11
2012

Make Bone Health a Priority

Each May, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) observes National Osteoporosis Month in order to bring awareness and education about importance of maintaining bone health. This year NOF introduced their Generations of Strength Campaign to encourage men and women to start conversations about bone health and family history as the first steps to protecting themselves and future generations from osteoporosis.

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Apr
27
2012

A Healthy Weight Can Protect Your Joints

The reasons for maintaining a healthy weight are well-known. From reducing your risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes to keeping your cholesterol in check, an ideal body weight can reap numerous health benefits. Perhaps one benefit that is most overlooked is that a healthy weight also protects your joints against injury and diseases such as arthritis.

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Apr
14
2012

Caring for Your Feet: A Profile of the MHFS Podiatric Department

Each April, Foot Health Awareness Month is observed by the American Podiatric Medical Association to bring awareness to the importance of foot and ankle health to overall health and well-being. Most Americans spend a large portion of their day on their feet but probably never pay much attention to those feet until pain or discomfort sets in.

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Mar
29
2012

Imaging Services at Methodist Hospital for Surgery

The modern imaging techniques provided at Methodist Hospital for Surgery (MHFS) offer highly personalized, non-invasive care that can be tailored to each patient’s size, weight, age, and other unique factors. Overseeing the Imaging Services department at MHFS is Bobby Himel. With over 20 years of experience in the field of imaging, Himel brings a level of experience and professionalism to his work each day that ensures patients receive the highest level of care.


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Mar
02
2012

Patient Safety Awareness Week

The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) is an organization pursuing the mission of improving the safety and care provided to health care patients. This not-for-profit group works to define and develop groundbreaking programs designed to further their patient safety mission. The NPSF defines patient safety as, “The prevention of health care errors, and the elimination or mitigation of patient injury caused by health care errors.”

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Feb
17
2012

National Wise Health Care Consumer Month

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to overlook things – including your health. To ensure you are getting the best care possible, it is important to view yourself as a consumer of health services. As with any product you purchase, it is imperative to research your options and to arm yourself with the most reliable information in order to make wise choices. For this reason, the American Institute for Preventive Medicine sponsors National Wise Health Care Consumer Month, aimed at teaching people how to be more involved in their own health care.

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Jan
31
2012

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Since 2004, the American Heart Association (AHA) has celebrated the Go Red for Women Campaign in February to bring more awareness to the issue of heart health in women. While cardiovascular disease claims the lives of 500,000 women a year, most women do not realize this or dismiss heart problems as an “older man’s disease.” This national campaign and the Feb. 3 Wear Red Day helps raise awareness of heart disease as the number-one killer of women.

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Jan
20
2012

Have you seen our hospital?

Methodist Hospital for Surgery offers both inpatient and outpatient services for spine, orthopedic, ear, nose and throat (ENT), pain management, podiatry and imaging. The beautiful, new, state-of-the-art hospital is staffed with caring individuals who want to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

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Jan
06
2012

Foot and Ankle Health FAQs

Q: I’m new to exercising, what precautions do I need to take for my feet?

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