Spread Fun, Not Flu
Kathryn Ekstrom, MD, Pediatrics & Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Morganfield
I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time to be sick with the flu. A week or more of serious body aches, coughing, fever, etc. is not how I want to spend my time. Be prepared by getting your flu vaccine before flu season starts!
Heartburn or GERD?
Andrew Benton, MD Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Gateway
When is heartburn more than just heartburn? The quick answer is when the heartburn happens two or more times per week over several weeks, your taco dinner with hot sauce isn’t to blame and it may be time to talk to your doctor about GERD.
Making the Most of Your Doctor’s Appointment
Ankita Bahuva, MD, Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Downtown
Your doctors’ appointments are an important and valuable time to connect with your doctor, share your perspective and information, and learn from your doctor’s expertise. The best appointments happen when patients are very prepared.
Common ENT Problems in Kids
Dr. David Wahle, Deaconess Clinic ENT physician
Issues with ear, nose and throat health seem to be a part of childhood. I’ve been a practicing otolaryngologist/head and neck surgeon for more than 20 years here in Evansville. In that time I’ve treated thousands of children who have had problems with their ears, nose and throat that required surgery.
Cold or Flu - What To Do?
Dr. Carla Essling, Family Medicine Physician, Deaconess Clinic Gateway Professional Building
Cold symptoms are usually milder in nature than those of the flu—but can make you pretty miserable. Cold symptoms also start more gradually than flu symptoms.
When To See a Doctor vs. Treat at Home
Dr. Greg Rodocker, Deaconess Clinic Family Medicine
Deciding when to see a doctor, whether for your own, a family member or a child’s illness, can be a difficult decision. You know that sometimes a “virus is just a virus,” and that you just need to rest, drink lots of fluids, and give it a few days. But sometimes an illness needs treatment, whether through antibiotics or other medications and symptom care.
Your Diet and Your Hearing
Ann B. Raibley, Certified Clinical Audiologist
Protecting your ears from hazardous noise and keeping ear infections at bay are fundamental ways to minimize hearing loss. However, a healthy lifestyle with exercise and a balanced diet can also help maintain hearing health.
Ear Infections in Children
Dr. Jung Smith, Family Medicine Physician
Did you know that more than three out of four children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday? In fact, according to UpToDate, between 60-80% of children have at least one ear infection by their first birthday, and 80-90% will by 2-3 years old.
Can You Hear Me Now? 9 Common Questions About Hearing Loss
Ann Raibley, CCC-A, Deaconess Clinic Audiologist
Did you know that about 20 percent of adults in the United States report some degree of hearing loss? By the time people reach age 65, that number rises to 1 in 3. As an audiologist, there are many common questions I receive about hearing loss, so I want to share those—and their answers—with you.