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By Tricia Hall, Riverview Health Respiratory and Cardiopulmonary Manager Did you know smoking often causes Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which is the third leading cause of death in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This month is COPD awareness month, and Thurs., Nov. 20, is the Great American […]
By Dawn Ayers, MD Noblesville Diabetes & Endocrinology and Internal Medicine November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and with nearly 30 million Americans who have diabetes, you’re bound to know someone who has been affected by the disease. Although diabetes is a growing epidemic in the United States, people are often confused about the difference […]
By Rachel Haselhorst, MS, RD, CD Clinical Dietitian Before you know it, the holiday season will be upon us, bringing festive parties, time with family and loved ones— and for most of us— a lot of delicious food. Even for the most disciplined healthy eater, this can be a challenging time. Perhaps it’s the […]
By Rosemary Burman, IBCLC Lactation Consultant at Riverview Health It’s been well-established that breastfeeding is the ideal way to nourish your newborn. It’s also a great way to bond with your new bundle of joy. Although these types of conversations are taking place more and more in the media and among new moms, expecting moms, […]
By Joy Kain, MD at Noblesville Pediatrics | Summer celebrations often include family fun events including picnics, water play and fireworks. Sadly, though, each year thousands of people are injured using consumer fireworks—most of them children and teenagers. In 2012, an estimated 8,700 people were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms for firework-related injuries, according to […]
Cervical health is a topic many women do not frequently think—or talk—about. For some, it’s brought up only during an annual gynecologic exam. On the other hand, some of us know a woman who has experienced a cervical health condition, which brings the topic front and center. January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month. In […]