Health Screenings

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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Finding Lung Cancer Early Saves Lives

Submitted by Victor Banzon, MD

Evidence-based screening can find cancer before it spreads Doctors who treat lung cancer want to catch the disease in its earliest stages, before patients even start showing symptoms. That’s because symptoms — such as a cough that does not go away, weight loss, or chest pain that is worse with deep...
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Breast Cancer Screening and Beyond

Submitted by Dr. Ellen Bahtiarian, MD

Is it time for your regular visit with your gynecologist or primary care provider? Then it is also the perfect time to plan for your mammogram and learn about the advanced breast care technologies available at Beebe Healthcare. Mammography is still the gold standard for breast cancer screening and...
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Scheduled for an MRI? Here’s what you need to know

Submitted by Dan Mapes, MPA, RT(N), CRA

When it comes to your health and wellness, any test can make you nervous. However, when you are scheduled for an MRI, there are specific ways you can prepare yourself and reduce your anxiety. MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, a non-invasive, painless, diagnostic procedure that uses a...
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Nurse Practitioners: What You Need to Know

Submitted by Melissa Raffaele, FNP

When you’re sick, you might tell others that you are going to see the doctor. However, once at the healthcare practice, you may end up seeing a nurse practitioner. Nurse practitioners are a growing group of health professionals that often work in doctor’s offices, specialty care offices, and in the...
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The Flu Requires Prevention and Extra Attention

If you haven’t had your flu shot now is the time to take this step to protect yourself and your family. Most people with the flu experience a mild illness and don’t need medical care. However, for some, it not only can lead to more serious illnesses, such as pneumonia, but it can be life-...
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Speech Therapy Helps People With Parkinson’s Disease

Submitted by Nicholas P. Bollinger, M.S. CCC-SLP

Each May, Speech Language Pathologists across the nation celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month by bringing awareness to impairments that impact speech, language, and hearing. These deficits impact people’s ability to live independent and productive lives. Many diseases and disorders such as...
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Screenings are an important part of healthcare

Submitted by Debbie Campbell, RN, MSN, Cancer Screening Nurse Navigator

Preventive health screenings are an important part of healthcare. Federal regulations now require most people to have health insurance if they don’t qualify for Medicaid, which means people who previously may not have been covered now can have proper care. Part of that care should be health...
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