In the Jul/Aug 2009 Issue

Floyd Memorial’s Pain Management Center offers comprehensive treatment options to provide lasting relief.

New Program Helps Acute Heart Attack Patients Receive Life-Saving Treatment Faster

Time can mean the difference between life and death when you’re having a heart attack. When circulation to the heart is cut off due to blockage in one or more coronary arteries, the heart muscle begins to die. The faster circulation can be restored by clearing the blockage, the less damage the heart will suffer. [...]

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Free Prostate Cancer Screening Scheduled for Sunday, September 27

One out of six men will develop prostate cancer at some point in his life. The good news is that with early detection, it is very treatable. “Each year, Floyd Memorial makes getting a prostate cancer screening so quick and easy that there’s no reason for men not to participate,” said Pam Raake, RN, clinical [...]

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Support Groups Help Patients Through Hard Times

We encourage patients and caregivers to take advantage of the many support groups available through Floyd Memorial, including: Look Good/Feel Better – A program of the American Cancer Society (ACS) in which volunteer cosmetologists meet with cancer patients to share make-up techniques and information about wigs and ways to disguise hair loss. Reach to Recovery [...]

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Advanced PET/CT Scanner Uses Leading-Edge Technology to Pinpoint and Treat Cancer

An exciting new combination PET/CT scanner at the Cancer Center of Indiana is enhancing the experts’ ability to pinpoint a tumor’s location and target radiation more precisely than ever. As Radiation Oncologist John Bechtel, MD, explained, “Rather than giving you a picture of the inside of your body like a CT scan, PET gives more [...]

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Generous Grants Make Massage Therapy Available to Cancer Patients and Caregivers

“A diagnosis of cancer can be as stressful for caregivers as for patients,” said Rayna Withers, MS, RT, (R) (T), director of radiation therapy at the Cancer Center of Indiana. “Caregivers are here with the patients day in and day out. We appreciate their valuable role in the recovery process. Research proves that massage can [...]

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Helping Our Patients Reach Their Weight Loss Goals

All weight loss programs are definitely not created equal. “Health Management Resources (HMR) and the Realize Gastric Banding surgery are proven, research-based programs constantly publishing new studies,” said Weight Management Center Program Coordinator Nancy Anderson. “We chose these options for Floyd Memorial because they offer everything you could want in a weight management program – [...]

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Comprehensive Joint Replacement Program Brings Excellent Results

If joint pain is keeping you from doing the things you love, Total Joint replacement (TJR) surgery may be an option. And, Floyd Memorial offers a comprehensive program designed to help make the process a total success. Kayla Cook, RN, is the charge nurse in the Surgical Inpatient Orthopedic Unit. As she explained, “More than [...]

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Leading-Edge Stereotactic Brain Surgery Benefits Patients

Some of the world’s most advanced stereotactic technology is now available right here at Floyd Memorial Hospital. Michael Doyle, MD, a neurosurgeon who is highly experienced in using this remarkable equipment, explains how it works and the dramatic benefits it brings to patients. Image-Guided Brain Surgery “We now have a system in the operating suite [...]

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How Patients Benefit from Referral to the Pain Management Center

Michael Bittenbender, MD, is a primary care physician who is well acquainted with the complexities inherent to the treatment of pain issues. As he explained, “The majority of patients who visit their primary care doctor for pain that is serious enough to be debilitating to some degree are anxious to get back on their feet [...]

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Pain Management Center Offers Comprehensive Range of Treatments in One Location

At Floyd Memorial, we’re constantly looking for ways to serve our community better. Although we’ve been providing treatment for both acute and chronic pain for many years, we are now offering an expanded panel of physicians and treatment modalities in our comprehensive Pain Management Center. “Our main goal here at the center is to eliminate, [...]

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The Link Between Fibromyalgia and Sleep

Fibromyalgia causes widespread pain and stiffness in the muscles and joints. Patients with fibromyalgia that also have sleep deprivation suffer a double edge sword; the pain makes sleep more difficult and the sleep deprivation exacerbates the pain. Studies have shown that the disruption of sleep may play an important role in the development of fibromyalgia [...]

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Floyd Memorial Rehab Services Expands its Reach

Floyd Memorial’s Rehabilitation Services recently expanded its access for patients, especially in Corydon, through the acquisition of Physical Therapy Works. Along with its Harrison County location, Physical Therapy Works also has a site in Floyds Knobs. “This extension of services allows Floyd Memorial to combine its physical therapy efforts in Floyds Knobs and extend its [...]

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