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Quality health information can help you make informed decisions for yourself and your family.  YourHealth, the Deaconess virtual resource center, helps you be a smart, empowered patient.

From health education and information provided by Deaconess doctors and experts, to community and local resources, YourHealth connects you to the knowledge you need.

  • Tick Bites Can Cause Meat Allergies: All About Alpha-Gal

    Dr. Anne McLaughlin, Deaconess Clinic Allergy

    Food allergies and sensitivities are a common diagnosis in my office. Over the past eight years, I have seen a large increase in patients with a mammal meat allergy, caused by tick bites; specifically, this is an allergy to a carbohydrate in mammal meat called alpha-gal.
     

  • Stroke: Reduce Your Risk and Know the Signs

    Deaconess Primary Stroke Center

    Stroke is the leading cause of long-term adult disability and the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Because of these serious statistics, we want everyone to know more about stroke risk factors, stroke signs and symptoms, and the importance of immediate treatment if a stroke is suspected.

  • What Everyone Should Know About Skin Cancer

    According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. People of all races can develop skin cancer. However, certain people are more likely to develop skin cancer. Some skin cancer risk factors include:

  • Know Your Risk for Oral, Head & Neck Cancers

    Jessica Waggoner, BSN, RN, Oncology Nurse Navigator for Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

    April is Oral, Head and Neck Cancers Awareness Month--an appropriate time to share information about these serious cancers. While not common, these types of cancers are on the rise, especially in young adults.
     

  • Beating Bunions

    Jason Denton, DPM, Deaconess Clinic Podiatry

    Every day in my practice, I see patients who are suffering from large, painful bunions. The condition is common, affecting as many as 1/3 of all adults. Many times bunions don’t require professional treatment, but when they do, a podiatrist can play an important role in addressing the issue.
     

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