A baker’s cyst can cause pain, swelling, and limit the mobility in the affected knee. In some cases, complications can develop, causing serious problems with the leg. The problem with this type of cyst is that even if it is drained, if the underlying cause isn’t address, the cyst can return. Chiropractic can be used to treat baker’s cyst and help relieve the pain that it causes.
According to the Sleep Foundation, 18 million American adults have sleep apnea, a sleep disorder which causes them to momentarily stop breathing during sleep. Treatment options to provide relief include surgery, CPAP machines, and dental appliances.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana
The hospitals of Community Healthcare System recently welcomed board-certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon Michael Eng, MD, to the Community Care Network, Inc. (CCNI) of physicians. The CCNI physicians of Community Healthcare System are closely affiliated with Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.
Members of the Franciscan Health Crown Point Emergency Department team recently celebrated the six-month implementation of a Sepsis initiative program that is credited with saving 15 lives so far.
The Fat Tuesday tradition of carb-loading must have paid off for the residents at Valparaiso’s Rittenhouse Village, as the entire senior living center seemed to be hopping and bopping to the rhythm of the beat at the center’s Valentine’s Dance.
St. Mary Medical Center of Hobart has earned distinction as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility. The designation was recently awarded by Baby Friendly USA, Inc., following an extensive application and approval process.
Community Healthcare System hospitals among America's Best for Patient Safety according to Women's Choice Awards
The hospitals of Community Healthcare System have been named among America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by the Women’s Choice Award®. The award signifies that for patient safety, Community Hospital, Munster, St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart, are in the top 16 percent of 3,179 hospitals in the country.
Exercise is an important part of good health. It can help with weight loss and plays a crucial role in preventing many chronic health conditions like hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. Regular exercise has also been shown to help with depression and anxiety. There is just something about getting your body moving and your blood pumping. It is what nature intended; as humans, we are supposed to be active. The more active you are, the better you will look and feel – and the healthier you will be.
Pilates (pronounced pi-lah-teez) is more than just a posh-sounding exercise trend, but a fitness method with a truly incredible history dating back to the early 1900’s. And it’s not just about training the body, but honing the mind, too.
The field of imaging is unique, giving doctors and technologists the opportunity to see inside of the human body. With technology constantly advancing and allowing for clearer, more telling images, radiologists and technologists are lucky to be within a field that offers so much opportunity to help others.