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Summer Beacon - Quick Hits
Read the Summer 2017 Beacon
“If I knew then, what I know now...”
Don’t eat that extra slice of pizza. Stay away from beer and cigarettes. Turn off the TV and take a walk outside. Call family and friends more often. Remember that work isn’t everything. If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your younger self to improve your health and wellbeing down the road? Visit us on facebook to hear stories from men In the community, and share your own thoughts!
Why Men Avoid the Doc
If you are, or know, a man that’s been putting off that yearly physical for nearly a decade, remember that health applies to all—so set aside the excuses and take the first step toward routine checkups by scheduling an appointment with a local physician. Find a primary care doctor on our Find A Doc database or call (302) 645-3332 for a list of accepting physicians close to you!
Dad's Dish - Planning for Health
Whether Dad is the primary cook or the whole family takes part, be sure to plan meals for health. Dr. Joe Farrell, orthopaedic surgeon with Premier Bone & Joint, affiliated with Beebe, wants to teach his daughters what it looks like to eat healthy portions and a balanced, nutritious meal when they sit down at the dinner table. One way they’ve found to help make this happen is by getting the girls involved in the meal prep process. “If the girls help stir the eggs or mashed potatoes, or help set the silverware, they’re much more likely to take part in eating the food.”
Parenthood + Joint Pain Don’t Mix
If you’re struggling to keep up with kids around the house or complete everyday activities like laundry or climbing the stairs because of joint pain, it may be time for you to consider surgery. Minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery is available to help restore your mobility and get you back into action. This means smaller incisions, more accuracy, and a shorter recovery time—which your entire family will appreciate.
If any of the following apply to you, it may be best to talk to your doctor about surgery:
- Consistent loss of motion.
- Can’t place weight on the joint or move it around without pain.
- You hear popping and feel movement when you use that joint.
Beebe is proud to offer the latest in minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery.
For more information on orthopaedics at Beebe, call our orthopaedic nurse navigator, Carrie Snyder, at (844) 316-3332 or email her via the form at right.
The Big V
A vasectomy is the most reliable form of birth control. It eliminates the need for any other form of birth control and removes the stress of unwanted pregnancy—and nearly everyone is eligible for this procedure, unless you have a history of a bleeding disorder. Find out more: Vasectomies - What You Need to Know.
Dr. Michael Sofronski has been performing weight-loss surgery at Beebe Healthcare since 2007.
With a multi-specialty team, Dr. Sofronski is dedicated to assisting people in transitioning to a healthy lifestyle for weight loss with nutritional guidance, a support group, and counseling. He witnesses patients who have successfully made dramatic changes to lose weight and change their lives.
“A patient who can maintain weight loss gets huge benefits—it helps their mood and confidence levels,” Dr. Sofronski says. “Weight loss can also eliminate the need for medications and can lead to cures including diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol.”
Dr. Sofronski stresses that lifestyle changes come first, and surgery is merely a tool to help people find long-term success with changes through healthy eating and exercise. Learn more about Weight Loss Surgery and support groups at Beebe here or call (302) 313-2000.
A, B, Cs of Skin Care
DID YOU KNOW? Delaware has the third-highest incidence rate of melanoma in the United States?
We Want to Know: If you could give your younger self one health tip, what would it be?
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