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How Oncologists Use Radiation Therapy to Treat a Variety of Cancers

How Oncologists Use Radiation Therapy to Treat a Variety of Cancers

Oct 15, 2020

Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that targets fast-dividing cancer cells to slow their growth or damage them beyond repair. More than half of all cancer patients will undergo radiotherapy, either as their primary treatment or in conjunction with other treatments, like chemotherapy or surgery...

Oncology
How To Stay Healthy While Casting Your Vote

How To Stay Healthy While Casting Your Vote

Oct 15, 2020

You might be wondering, is it safe to go out and vote with the looming threat of a pandemic? There are a lot of factors to consider when answering this question. Is the virus stagnant or spreading in your area? What safety protocols are being taken at your polling place? Do you have a higher risk...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Plan For It: Stroke Symptoms and Next Steps

Plan For It: Stroke Symptoms and Next Steps

Oct 15, 2020

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. While the risk of stroke increases as you age, strokes can happen to anyone at any time. Paul Goen, MD, medical director at the St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital Emergency Center, said, “The...

Cardiovascular Care
What a Blood Test Can Reveal About Your Health

What a Blood Test Can Reveal About Your Health

Oct 14, 2020

Your doctor can learn a lot about you from a simple blood sample. In fact, patterns in your blood work can even uncover your heritage and genealogy. To learn more about what a blood test can tell doctors about your health, we spoke with Dr. Jordan Conway, primary care physician at CHI St. Joseph...

General Health & Wellness
How to Tame Your Fall Allergies | St. Joseph Health

How to Tame Your Fall Allergies

Oct 14, 2020

When people think of allergies, they typically think of springtime and the pollen that comes along with it. However, when the weather starts to change and the leaves start to fall, a whole new set of allergens enters the air and can bring on sneezing, itchy throats, and runny noses. Here is a...

General Health & Wellness
Podcast | Helping Children Cope With COVID-19 Isolation

Cancer Screenings During COVID-19 | Inside Health Podcast

Oct 07, 2020

In this episode of the Inside Health podcast, host Kevin Keys sits down with Dr. Jamie Pawlowski, radiation oncologist at St. Joseph Health Cancer Clinic, to discuss the importance of regular cancer screenings and whether it's safe to postpone them during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also cover...

Inside Health Podcast
Oncology
7 Tips for Staying Healthy in Aggieland During a Pandemic

7 Tips for Staying Healthy in Aggieland During a Pandemic

Oct 06, 2020

By Kaylee Cogbill, Texas A&M Student It’s hard enough to feel like we are taking good care of our health as college students. Add a pandemic on top of that, and it becomes even harder. When the novel coronavirus outbreak first started, it was hard for me to keep up with academic and social...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Why Early Detection of Prostate Cancer Is Essential

Why Early Detection of Prostate Cancer Is Essential

Sep 30, 2020

About 1 in every 9 men will develop prostate cancer during his life. However, many cases progress so slowly that doctors may only recommend active surveillance rather than treatment. Some cases go entirely unnoticed. Should you even consider screening? Read on. How Essential Is Early Detection? No...

Men’s Health
Urology
Oncology
Healthy Aging
Women: Make Sure to Get These Essential Health Screenings

Women: Make Sure to Get These Essential Health Screenings

Sep 29, 2020

Staying on top of routine screenings is one of the most important aspects of healthy aging. Many serious conditions don’t present symptoms in their early stages, and they can become much more difficult to treat as they progress. The goods news: these regular tests can detect conditions when they’re...

Women’s Health
Healthy Aging
Primary Care
Resolutions - Body
Nature vs. Nurture: Predicting Your Heart’s Future

Nature vs. Nurture: Predicting Your Heart’s Future

Sep 29, 2020

You may have heard the statistics. Heart disease and stroke are among the top causes of death in America. If your family has a history of heart problems, you may be at a higher risk. Studies show that some genetics can even double your risk of heart disease. Knowing your family’s health history is...

Cardiovascular Care
General Health & Wellness