In the Jan/Feb 2008 Issue

Kleinert Kutz physician offers relief for sufferers of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

New Pediatric Unit Ready for Patients

Floyd Memorial has put the finishing touches on its new 10-room Pediatric Unit and is open for patient care. The unit is located on the 2nd floor of the hospital and offers all private rooms with showers and a two bed triage area. Keeping the child’s caregiver in mind, the rooms feature sleeping accommodations and [...]

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Staying Ahead of Patient Safety with MRSA Infection Protocols

Floyd Memorial is committed to staying ahead of the curve on patient safety. As of November 2007, Floyd Memorial has taken the initiative to prevent the spread of MRSA antibiotic resistant infection in the hospital environment through screening protocols for high risk patients. While the spread of MRSA in the community among healthy people is [...]

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Focus on Physicians – Radiology

Radiologists utilize medical imaging technologies to diagnose and sometimes treat diseases or conditions. Images are obtained from a variety of technologies, including X-ray, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, just to name a few. Interventional Radiologists are trained to perform typically minimally invasive imaging procedures such as angiograms or biopsies [...]

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Defend Your Skin Against the Winter Elements

The skin is the body’s protective layer, defending against the environment and regulating a person’s body temperature. As a person ages, the skin begins to change, losing its elasticity, increasing in dryness and forming wrinkles and age spots. Skin damage is cumulative, which means much of the harm has taken place long before the results [...]

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HMR Program Helps Woman Lose 175 Pounds, Regain Her Health

Going from a size 32 to a size 14 was one positive result that Debbie Meyer, RN, achieved after going on the HMR program. Even more important, however, were the benefits to her health. As Meyer explained, “I had been overweight most of my life, but it had become worse in the past few years. [...]

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Local Woman Experiences Happy Ending to a Very Frightening Ordeal

Brittany Bley was a busy, single mom who thought she had the flu. But not long after her symptoms began, she found herself being rushed to the emergency center with a fever of 105 degrees and blood pressure that had plummeted to just 40/20. “I normally weighed about 150 pounds, but in just an hour, [...]

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New Technology Helps Patients Take Control of Their Diabetes

Diabetes is all about control, from keeping blood glucose levels in check, regular monitoring and evaluation of levels, to making simple everyday choices like what foods to eat, how much exercise to engage in and how much medication to take. A new device that has become available in the last year, known as the Continuous [...]

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Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program Leads to Major Health Benefits for Patients

Losing weight is the number one New Year’s resolution. For people who are serious about losing a substantial amount, the HMR® Weight Management Program at Floyd Memorial can make a tremendous difference. As Endocrinologist Sri Mokshagundam, MD, explained, “At this point, the only effective ways to lose a great deal of weight are bariatric surgery, [...]

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Heart Failure Clinic Helps Improve Quality of Life & Prevent Re-admissions

Heart failure is the number one admitting diagnosis for patients 65 and over. Every year, Floyd Memorial has over 300 admissions due to the condition. Once a patient is discharged from the hospital, managing heart failure can be difficult, requiring constant vigilance and careful compliance with physician instructions. To meet the special needs of patients [...]

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ASTYM Offers Innovative Approach to Therapy

An innovative new treatment called ASTYM is helping many patients with repetitive motion traumas, including carpal tunnel syndrome. According to Tom Russell, MPT, director of Rehabilitation Services at Floyd Memorial, “We’ve been impressed with the outcomes we get through ASTYM therapy. People like the fact that, during the treatment, you can continue going to work [...]

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Joint Venture Offers the Latest in Medical Imaging Technology

Medical imaging, or radiology, is a critical tool for physicians in diagnosing patient conditions. Priority Radiology, a joint venture between Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services and Radiology Associates, is the first freestanding full-service radiology center in Southern Indiana. The center is an extension of the diagnostic imaging services already provided by the local radiologists [...]

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Highly Effective Treatment Options Bring Relief from Pain of Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS, can interrupt your sleep as the sensation of your hand tingling or going numb wakes you up at night. It can cause pain and interfere with your ability to do your job. It can even lead to atrophy and loss of function in your hand. But CTS can be treated [...]

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