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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.

  • 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! 

  • Micra, the World's Smallest Pacemaker

    Nathan Reed, MD, Cardiovascular Electrophysiologist, Deaconess Heart Group
     
    Micra is the world’s smallest pacemaker, leaving no bump under the skin, no chest scar, and requiring no lead. I would describe the device as a quantum leap in pacemaker technology, and a large improvement for patients who need single-chamber pacing.
     

  • Treating Cancer-Related Pain

    Laura Pauckner, FNP, Deaconess Comprehensive Pain Centers

    Unfortunately, cancer often causes pain, making an already difficult journey even worse. The good news, however, is pain that is caused by cancer can be treated. Once under control, patients experience a better quality of life.
     

  • Getting More Fruit Into Your Diet

    Emily Fortner, Clinical Dietitian, Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions

    One of the best parts of summer are the seasonal, delicious fruits. Early summer gives us sweet strawberries; later we get to enjoy plump grapes, vibrant berries, juicy peaches...the list goes on and on! 

  • Quick & Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Your Family

    Carolyn Burns, RD, Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions

    Now that children are back in school, morning time can be very hectic. Amid the busy routine of getting everyone up, ready, and off to school, it is easy to skip breakfast. But as you’ve probably heard, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.   
     

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