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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.

  • Probiotics and Prebiotics – What They Mean To Your Health

    Dr. Mark Graves, Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Downtown
     
    Probiotics and prebiotics—these are some health and nutrition “buzz words” right now. But do you know what they mean, and how pre-and-probiotics may affect your health?


     

  • Resources for Family Caregivers

    Becky Richardville, LCSW, Care Coordinator at Deaconess Primary Care for Seniors, and Jill Deutch from Deaconess  Home Health and Deaconess Hospice

    Caregiving for an aging loved one can be both rewarding and challenging. Many caregivers don’t know about resources and services that can help make their jobs easier and improve the quality of life for themselves and their loved one.

  • Antibiotics – What, When, Why (and Why Not)

    Christi Pagett, MD, Deaconess Clinic West

    Antibiotics are a marvel of modern medicine and have saved millions of lives.  However, the overuse of antibiotics is harmful. Learn about proper use of antibiotics, preventing illnesses, and how to treat illnesses that don’t require antibiotics.
     

  • Straight Talk About Strep Throat

    Katy Ekstrom, MD, Deaconess Clinic Henderson - Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
     
    Strep throat is one of the most common reasons I see children in my office. In most cases, it’s easily diagnosed and resolved with antibiotics, but sometimes strep throat can be serious--and confusing.

  • Understanding Sudden Cardiac Arrest

    Chandrashekar Kumbar, MD, FACC, Deaconess Heart Group

    In my 17 years here at Deaconess Heart Group, I’ve cared for many patients who have experienced sudden cardiac arrest; I’ve also heard many stories of those who did not survive sudden cardiac arrest. 

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