July 25, 2012
Fall sports season is rapidly approaching and student athletes will start practicing if they haven’t already. While the goal is always to win, safety is a priority for everyone. See how a special team involving MidMichigan Medical Center is claiming victory over concussions.
Golf Therapy Prevents Injuries, Boosts Performance
June 16, 2012
Die-hard golfers and novices alike may benefit from a new program at MidMichigan Health Park – Mt. Pleasant. John Andraka, P.T., has developed an Injury Prevention and Sports Performance program specific to golf-related injuries. The program teaches proper form and techniques for avoiding injury. It can also increase golf performance, including club head speed, drive distance and putting control.
Exercise As Medicine
May 2, 2012
Exercise can cure a multitude of health issues, from high blood pressure to insomnia to cancer. Family Medicine Physician Jack Pinney, M.D. explains that exercise has proven as effective as many medications for lowering cholesterol, if done properly. Regular exercise can also lower your body weight, prevent depression, improve sleep patterns, and reduce your risk of developing diabetes and heart disease.
Glucosamine/Chondroitin Are They Right For You
April 20, 2012
Arthritis knee pain was keeping Mary Kushion from doing the things she loved until orthopaedic Surgeon Thomas Haverbush, M.D., in Alma prescribed glucosamine/chondroitin. Glucosamine/chondroitin is found naturally in the body and over the counter supplements may help rebuild the articular surface of the knee. Before starting any supplements, consult your physician to see if they are right for you.
Integrated Primary Care Meets Medical and Emotional Needs
April 18, 2012
Did you know that 70% of primary care visits are due to psychosocial issues? In a new Integrated Primary Care program, patients see both a primary care doctor and a psychologist in one office visit. This approach provides better access to providers while addressing the patient's emotional and medical needs. For patient Raya Johnston the program came at the perfect time. It makes her feel better about herself and more confident that her problems can be taken care of.
New Option for Heart Patients
March 16, 2012
Heart rhythm disorders can come in many forms and at any age. Many patients used to require lifelong medications or open heart surgery. MidMichigan Health Electrophysiologist Nilofar Islam, M.D.
, shares a new, more permanent solution for tachycardia. Jake Moody, who was treated for tachycardia by Dr. Islam, says, “This surgery is very minor and nothing to be scared of. If you need it, get it done. It’s a miracle what they can do now.”
Physical Therapy with a Special Focus
February 23, 2012
The second most common reason people go to the doctor is in regards to back pain. It's estimated that 80% of people will deal with back pain at some point in their lives. Bruce Kanuch suffered from severe back pain; he didn't want to take pain medications. So, he found a different option, physical therapy with a special focus. MidMichigan Health's Back & Neck Rehabilitation
, a combination of MedX® technology and McKenzie™ therapy to get better results more quickly.
Doctor Offers Self Defense Tips for Women
December 7, 2011
For obstetrician/gynecologist Sandeep Rao, M.D., the main goal is to keep women and their babies healthy. But Dr. Rao's calling goes beyond health to safety. Drawing upon the lessons of empowerment he learned in Tae Kwon Do, he offers advice for how women can keep themselves safe in public.
School-Based Health Centers Keep Students Healthy
November 9, 2011
Students from Houghton Lake High School tell how MidMichigan Community Health Services School-based Health Centers help them stay healthy and in school during this TV 9 & 10 Healthy Living news segment.
Be at Your Best to Fight Cancer
October 20, 2011
Exercising can help maintain your body's defenses and put you in the best position to fight cancer. Here, Medical Oncologist and Hematologist Ahmed Abdel-Maksoud, M.D., and Physical Therapist Rochelle Bourassa discuss the benefits of exercise for patients undergoing cancer treatment.
Pilates Helps Harrison Man Find New Strength, Improve Balance
September 15, 2011
When your stomach and back muscles are strong, YOU and your core are strong. Ann Edgar, Physical Therapy Assistant and Pilates instructor from MidMichigan Medical Center-Clare, and her student, George Frommert of Harrison, talk about how Pilates can be your exercise of choice for a lifetime.
Headache Therapy Ends Pain Through Natural Healing
September 1, 2011
When Katie Wilson of Mt. Pleasant had headaches that continued in spite of numerous treatments, her physician, Jeff Striebel, D.O., recommended physical therapy. Specialized neck treatments and excercises taught by Physical Therapist Lori Tyree eliminated Katie's headaches. Reporter Michelle Dunaway of 9 & 10 News interviews Katie, Lori and Dr. Striebel at MidMichigan Health Park - Mt. Pleasant about this specialized physical therapy.
Insulin Pumps Offer Greater Freedom for Living with Diabetes
August 3, 2011
Insulin pumps help patients like Heidi Barnaby and her daughter Ally control diabetes with greater freedom. Internal Medicine Physician Madhura Mansabdar, M.D. of MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot explains how a device the size of a cell phone delivers insulin in a more natural, continuous way. Heidi says it has given her and Ally a life they couldn't otherwise have.
New Approach for Hip Replacements:
Smaller Incisions, Less Pain, Faster Recovery
July 6, 2011
Hip pain can turn even the most routine daily activities into insurmountable challenges. That's something Mary Miller who has had two hip replacements to relieve arthritis, knows all too well. When Mary needed her second hip replacement, her orthopaedic surgeon, James Ware, D.O., offered an alternative approach with smaller incisions, less pain and quicker recovery.
Electronic Medical Record Delivers Cutting Edge Patient Care in Clare
June 29, 2011
When MidMichigan Medical Center-Clare implemented an electronic medical record (EMR) this month, 9 & 10 News was there. Join Reporter Michelle Dunaway in this Healthy Living segment featuring Medical Center Hospitalist Maurice Alazar, M.D., Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Glenn King and patient Thomas Ball as they discuss the benefits of the EMR.
Weight Loss Approach Changes the Way You Think About Food
Losing weight can be a challenge, but a program at MidMichigan Health is changing people's lives by changing the way they think about food. Clare resident Sharon Williams has already lost 40 pounds with this approach. Her physician, Jennifer Morse, M.D. brought the Am I Hungry? program to the middle of Michigan after struggling with her own weight and then losing 100 pounds.
Diabetes Counseling Puts Harrison Woman on Road to Success
May 25, 2011
Diabetes typically can be controlled if patients are willing to make lifestyle changes. Kristina Boling of Harrison, Michigan attended Diabetes Counseling at MidMichigan Medical Center - Clare to learn how medications, diet and exercise could help her successfully manage her diabetes. Boling and Renee Doherty, F.N.P., B.C. describe how the program provides the tools patients need to take charge.
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