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How The da Vinci Robotic System Aids Cardiothoracic Surgery

Submitted by Kurt Wehberg, MD, Beebe Cardiothoracic Surgery

Community members often ask me why I feel robotically assisted cardiothoracic surgery is better for my patients. The answer is multi-fold: Patients experience fewer complications when they have robotically assisted surgery because the incisions are smaller and less prone to infection; surgical...
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Pets: Our Unexpected Therapists

Submitted by Lee Halloran and Jeanne Briley Wallo

This article first appeared in the Fall 2018 Beacon magazine. READ THE ISSUE. A pet can be much more than the furry friend who leaves slobber on your slippers and “gifts” on your doorstep. Many studies have shown that contact with a gentle, loving animal decreases loneliness and anxiety, increases...
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How Does Your Thyroid Affect Your Hormones?

This article first appeared in the Fall 2018 Beacon magazine. READ THE ISSUE. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits in your neck. It is responsible for secreting hormones that regulate growth and can control your metabolism, or how fast you burn calories. More and more research is being...
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Are You the 1 in 3?

Submitted by Karen E. Smith Coleman, MD, FACE

This article first appeared in the Fall 2018 Beacon magazine. READ THE ISSUE. Dancing with the Odds With a family history of diabetes, Deb Brown has always been conscious of staying active and eating a healthy diet. Hear what happened when she found out she was one of 84 million Americans with...
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Talking to Your Doctor About Transgender Health

Submitted by Samaneh Dowlatshahi, MD

Note: This article was published in Letters magazine, a publication by CAMP Rehoboth. Coming out to your family and friends, and explaining that you are transitioning is one thing. However, coming out to your doctor is just as important. Your doctor is your partner in your health journey. As such,...
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Is PrEP right for you?

Submitted by William Chasanov, DO, MBA, Beebe Infectious Diseases

Learn about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV I am pleased to have an opportunity to reach out to you about a topic that I have a great interest in, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV. I am hoping to share some information with you on PrEP and answer some questions that I am asked frequently...
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It’s Time to Quit Smoking. We Can Help.

Submitted by Kelly Thompson, Respiratory Therapist

Each year about 1.3 million smokers quit. Are you ready? According to the American Lung Association, cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths per year which turns out to be 1 in 5 deaths in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that smoking is the cause of...
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Dry Needling as a Non-Opioid Alternative to Reduce Pain

Millions of Americans suffer from acute and chronic pain. Beebe’s Physical Rehabilitation department is taking steps to find treatments that can offer patients relief without opioid medication. When pain attacks, often symptoms can be localized to a specific location or can radiate outward and...
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The Subtle Signs of Heart Problems

Submitted by Dr. M. L. Ray Kuretu

As medical director of Beebe Healthcare’s Cardiac Surgery Program, I’ve been operating on hearts for more than 40 years. I’ve seen too many patients who learn they have heart disease when they collapse from a heart attack. But an ailing heart gives off warning signs if you stop to listen. And the...
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Feeling Depressed? It Could Be Your Thyroid

Submitted by Dr. Samaneh Dowlatshahi

A hormonal dip could be behind your blues When we’re feeling down, most of us naturally connect our mood to our brain. Depression is, after all, a mental health disorder caused by changes in our brain chemicals. Except when it isn’t. If you or a family member is feeling depressed or foggy the...
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