In the Nov/Dec 2008 Issue

Five reasons you need a primary care physician.

Know the signs. Know the number. Call 911.

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Comprehensive Wound Healing Center Takes Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Healing and Prevention

Move Marks Another Exciting Advance for the Wound Healing Center The wound care program at Floyd Memorial began in 1996 in response to a need that became apparent after the opening of the hospital’s Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate. The rate of amputation for people with diabetes is ten times that of people without diabetes, and [...]

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Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate and the Wound Healing Center Team Up To Provide Outstanding Care

Patients with diabetes are prone to developing ulcers and wounds, particularly on their lower extremities. According to Endocrinologist Vasdev Lohano, MD, “Because they often have neuropathy with numbness, patients with diabetes may be unaware of a problem that is developing, such as a blister. Their wounds may also be difficult to heal because of vascular [...]

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Completely Renovated Women’s Unit Welcomes Moms and Babies in an Atmosphere of Special Comfort and Care

Floyd Memorial is proud to announce the opening of our totally renovated Women’s Center. The Center offers outstanding care for moms, babies and their families throughout the birthing process in a beautiful environment with the most advanced features and technology. The unit now has seven spacious labor and delivery rooms. The environment is designed to [...]

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Team Approach Contributes to Patients’ Success at the New Weight Management Center

When a person is struggling with obesity, losing a significant amount of weight – and keeping it off – can be very difficult. Yet, shedding those excess pounds can make a tremendous difference to overall health. That’s why patients at the Floyd Memorial Weight Management Center get the attention of a team of experts who [...]

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Tips to Ward Off Cold and Flu Season

With over 200 cold viruses and a handful of flu viruses, prevention is key to protecting you and your family from contracting one of these energy-sucking illnesses. Here are some tips to increase your chances of staying healthy during cold and flu season. Stay connected to healthy people – Research shows that more social people [...]

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Quick Action Stops Heart Attack in Progress for Hardinsburg Man

Gene Lewis was enjoying a relaxing dinner at home on September 11 of last year when he began to feel that something wasn’t right. “I started having chest pain,” he said. “When I took my blood pressure, it was soaring. We decided not to let any grass grow. Our daughter took my wife and me [...]

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Patient Education Is a Key Factor in Preventing Long-Term Complications of Diabetes

Karen Bryant Meyers, RN, BSN, CDE, is passionate about her work as an educator at the Joslin Diabetes Center. She feels strongly about it both as a medical professional and as a person with diabetes. “When I was diagnosed 38 years ago, there was no education for patients. I believe it’s the patient’s right to [...]

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Clinical Trials Bring the Most Advanced Therapies to Southern Indiana

Clinical trials are research studies that help increase our understanding of diseases and treatments, and can provide patients with the opportunity to receive leadingedge therapies before they become available on a widespread basis. Floyd Memorial and the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate have very active clinical trial programs, which often mean our patients don’t have to [...]

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Which Doctors Are Considered Primary Care Physicians?

A primary care physician can be thought of as your medical home. He or she is the first healthcare professional you contact when you have a question or need. This is the doctor who can handle a variety of medical problems, who provides preventive care and advice, who maintains your medical history and can refer [...]

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Five Reasons You Should Have a Primary Care Physician

What happens when you get sick and don’t have a primary care physician? It usually means either ignoring the problem or visiting the emergency room for an illness that doesn’t really require emergency care. Neither is the optimal choice for your health. Find a Primary Care Physician Daniel Eichenberger, MD, internist, pediatrician and primary care [...]

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A message from Mark Shugarman

At publication time of this issue, the presidential election had not occurred, but whatever the outcome, I hope you took advantage of your freedom to cast your vote for our new president. As with any new presidency, we are going to see some changes and I’m sure that the topic of healthcare will be discussed [...]

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On the Cover

Are You Looking for a Primary Care Physician? Don’t wait until you have a problem to think about getting a primary care doctor. It’s too important to your health – now and in the future. Floyd Memorial offers a wide selection of physicians specializing in primary care. Our cover features many of these dedicated and [...]

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