Health

Essentia orthopedic surgeon elected to prestigious society

Essentia Health orthopedic surgeon Dr. Bradley Kuzel has been elected to active member status for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). This membership requires fellowship training in hand surgery, as well as passing a special exam and then final review from an ASSH selection committee. “I love the work that I do as an orthopedic surgeon because […]

Essentia physicians, others receive high-ranking patient-feedback awards

Patients gave Essentia Health physicians, advanced care practitioners, facilities and departments high marks in patient experience surveys, generating numerous awards for the organization and its care providers by Professional Research Consultants (PRC). Essentia contracts with Professional Research Consultants (PRC) each year to randomly survey patients in its hospitals and clinics. PRC uses these surveys to rank physicians, advanced practitioners, facilities […]

Coach Tom’s Corner

Careful planning for your success


R olling into the eighth week of my total knee replacement gave me some painful reminders of why good planning is so critical to successful programming. As a coach, I never enter a session without a plan. The plan is never set in stone, of course, as there are always variables beyond my control I am unable to nail down […]

Stress and the increased risk of autoimmune disease; bottled water

Q: My daughter is in nursing school, and she’s overwhelmed by her schedule of studying and working in the lab. She recently developed a rash and complains of being tired all the time. She needs to finish school, so what should she do? — Carmen M., Boise, Idaho A: A nursing major is very demanding; most graduate programs are. The […]

Understanding the symptoms and treatment of panic disorder

Various disorders can disrupt daily life and compromise people’s productivity while adversely affecting their happiness. Panic disorder is one such condition and can be especially problematic because of the seeming spontaneity of panic attacks. T he Anxiety and Depression Association of America notes that roughly three percent of Americans experience panic disorder, or PD, in a given year. While that […]

Is 3-D really the best mammography imaging?

Essentia Health participates in national clinical trial to find out

E ssentia Health is one of 100 sites across the country participating in a clinical trial to determine the best method of mammography. Called the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST), the study will focus on whether 3-D mammograms should be the industry standard, and if so, why they are better than 2-D mammograms. “As mammograms get more detailed, as […]

How to change birth control methods; pets and probiotics

Q: I need to change birth control pills because the one I’m taking is giving me headaches. What’s the best way to find a new pill, and do I need a month off or anything? — Marsha B., Albuquerque, New Mexico A: You might need to change your birth control method entirely, so see your regular doctor and get a […]

Fairview Range re-designated in 2018 as stroke ready hospital

Members of the Fairview Range Emergency Department team (l. to r.): Dr. Kimberly Haycraft- Williams, Evan Kleffman, Carol Pavik, Anne Eustice, Jamie Perell, Connie Harle, Jasen Guddeck, Kelly Lawson, Jamie Monte and Kelsey Lanyk. Submitted photo.H IB… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

New insights into preventing Type 2 diabetes; how to change doctors

 Q: I know people who have developed Type 2 diabetes who aren’t particularly overweight or sedentary. Does that mean anyone can get it? What can I do to make sure I don’t develop it? — Gracie R., Roanoke, Virginia A: That’s a great question –… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Coach Tom’s Corner

Addiction: It can happen to anyone


 When Cindy (HTF Content Editor) informed me this Health Edition of Hometown Focus would be about chemical dependency, I felt confident that a relevant and meaningful 700 words regarding chemical dependency would effortlessly glide off of my key… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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