In the Sep/Oct 2008 Issue

Cancer Center of Indiana expert oncologists discuss the dramatic advances that make breast cancer treatment more effective, less traumatic.

Staying Ahead of MRSA

The MRSA bacteria, or Methicillin- Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, is a form of the extremely common staph bacteria that has adapted over time to become resistant to antibiotics. Many attribute this to the over prescription of antibiotic medications, which has resulted in a mutation of the bacteria over time to resist treatment. All of us carry [...]

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Floyd Memorial Home Health Services Achieves National Accreditation

Achieving national accreditation is just one more way Floyd Memorial can show its commitment to providing patients with care that is deemed superior by an outside organization. Floyd Memorial Home Health Services achieved this honor through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. (ACHC), a private, not-for-profit corporation whose surveying method involves peer review of [...]

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Young Man Overcomes Tremendous Obstacles to Swim for His Country

Every day, you’ll find Brad Harkleroad in the pool churning out laps and working hard to perfect his strokes. “Brad started swimming when he was just five,” said his mother, Pat. “He has always loved the water and has a beautiful butterfly stroke.” But his biggest obstacles haven’t been in the water. Brad, who lives [...]

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Interest is Strong in New Weight Loss Surgery and Support Program

With obesity becoming a serious health threat to more and more people, General Surgeon Ashley Lankford, MD, was very excited when she learned about a gastric band and integrated weight loss support program that has been getting remarkable results. “Not only is the minimally invasive surgery technique performed to maximize comfort and minimize recovery,” explained [...]

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Annual Report to Our Community

As a not-for-profit hospital, Floyd Memorial’s sole purpose is to meet the growing and constantly changing needs of the communities we’re privileged to serve. Each day we put that promise into action, with a dedication to investing in the latest and most advanced technology, staying ahead of patient safety protocols and striving to offer you [...]

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The Latest Advancements in the Treatment of Back and Neck Pain

Unless you are one of the lucky few, you have probably experienced back pain at some time in your life. As Neurosurgeon, Michael Doyle, MD, explained, “The biggest source of back pain is damage to disks.” “Disks are the soft, shock absorbing cushions between the bones, or vertebrae, that make up the spine,” said Dr. [...]

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The Latest News from the Experts in Breast Cancer Treatment

Biopsy Technique Reduces Need for Lymph Node Removal “When breast cancer is discovered, we need to check for the presence of cancer cells in the lymph nodes in the underarm to see if it has spread,” said General Surgeon Julie Hutchinson, MD. “One procedure that is helpful in preserving tissue and minimizing side effects is [...]

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Welcome to the Fall issue of Healthscope

Welcome to the fall issue of HealthScope. This time of year is marked by major cancer and diabetes awareness months, two medical concerns that Floyd Memorial works hard to provide a supportive, forward-thinking model of care to both prevent and treat. In fact, under the leadership of expert medical teams, both the Cancer Center of [...]

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