In most instances, once compression fractures happen, they continue to deteriorate. If the patient’s case allows for the procedure, kyphoplasty is a solution that can provide instant relief from chronic back pain.
Pain is one of the biggest reasons for people visiting their doctor. Back pain is common, and a blow or osteoporosis is a leading cause of compression fractures in the spine. Listen to find out different ways to avoid damaging the bones.
Lower lumbar, or back pain, is one of the most common ailments. Some of the most common causes are Arthritis or muscle tightness. Other than narcotic solutions, physical therapy and short-term use of anti-inflammatory medications can help. Listen to find out more tips!
Anti-inflammatory, -convulsive or -depressants are some of the examples of pain medications that can be prescribed to help with pain management. Opioids are used with caution, due to the possibility of addiction. Learn more about all the types.
Joints, ligaments and… old age are all causes of chronic pain. Apart from the potential physical causes, there are other causes such as stress. They can lead migraines – severe headaches. Find out more about some of the onset reasons.
Cancer is like a virus – once it gets into the lymph nodes and makes new cancer cells. With chemotherapy and it’s advancements in the past 20 years along with the advent of robotic surgery – prognosis is much better about extending a patient’s life.
We hear about Mr. Fred Perrotta’s story, from the first sign of jaundice all the way through the operation. And now in chemo, Mr. Perrotta is a cancer survivor story!
When an advanced cancer is detected, help navigating through all the information and statistics can be overwhelming. Gastrointestinal Oncologist Kenneth Meredith, MD, explains what can be expected when pancreatic cancer is diagnosed.
Pancreatic cancer, as one of the top 3 causes of cancer related-deaths, occurs in about 1 in 20 patients. One of the difficulties with diagnosing the cancer is how many of the patients are not presenting symptoms. Listen and find out more about symptoms & the causes of pancreatic cancer.
Clutter, loose rugs and night lights are just some of the tips that can help make your home – or outside – safer. Medications can also put you at risk. Always keep an open conversation with your doctor regarding multiple medications.
With a physician referral, patients can benefit from the expertise of a physical or occupational therapist. They can help with getting proper nutrition, regular exercise & teaching good stretching techniques. However, some hidden issues like low protein or dehydration could be discovered, which can lead to more serious injuries in falls.
75% percent of injuries that need more than 24 hours of care, are caused by falls. While some falls occur on the job, falls can also happen due to cluttered homes, medications or even vision changes.
When an older person falls, serious injury and even death can occur. And while the repercussions for an older person can be serious, people of all ages need to be aware of how traumatic a fall can be.
Apart from being some of the first people that patient & family see, the volunteers can also help reduce the stress of a potentially scary event with experience; The Auxiliary attempts to station volunteers into units where they have personal experience, like in the Breast Health Program.
Other programs where Volunteers work include infant hearing screenings, cuddlers and lost & found.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital now offers the Ornish Reversal Program, the first proven lifestyle medicine approach to reverse heart disease without drugs or surgery. Participants enroll in a 9-week program that helps them adopt a healthy lifestyle based on four key program elements – a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based diet; 30 minutes of daily exercise; stress management; and social support.
The picture of wellness encompasses more than just nutrition and exercise. It is also about happiness, relationships & career – and how they affect the whole individual. HealthFit provides so many options to affect every part of one’s life.
At HealthFit, Powered by Sarasota Memorial, offers an innovative fusion of proven coaching techniques with health, fitness and nutrition expertise that is giving people a real and lasting blueprint for success. Find out how a 4 week program can your lifestyle back on track.
With an eye to expand primary care services in our area, First Physicians Group along with Sarasota Memorial Hospital leaders believed that this practice was a great opportunity. The partnership has produced great opportunities to learn on either side, along with a sincere appreciation of the power of Sarasota Memorial’s support network.
For those individuals in our community who are low income, uninsured or under insured The Breast Heath Grant Support Program at Sarasota Memorial offers free screening & diagnostics services to those who qualify.
When Thomas Packer suffered a massive stroke, the effects were debilitating. He was unable to communicate and paralyzed on one side. Fortunately, he lives in Sarasota, Fla., where he was able to access the latest interventions available at Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center. In this educational video, NeuroInterventional Radiologist Daniel Case, MD, discusses advanced treatment options for those affected by even the most challenging strokes. For more information, visit smh.com/stroke.
Brain changes in 20’s, 30’s & 40’s are typically normal. But there are some incidences that people, of any age, that can indicate a turning point in their memory health. Listen for examples and explanations.
Dr. Bruce Robinson, Chief of Geriatrics, speaks about memory and our brains as we age. Losing a mind before a life is a great fear shared by many, and Dr. Robinson speaks about the stages.
In North Port, Florida, the Health Care Center and Emergency Room at North Port not only offers an Internal Medicine/Pediatrics physician, there is also a Family Practice physician. The center focuses on the community’s needs; a primary reason to be part of the Patient Centered Medical Home program.