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September is Prostate Health Month

Real men wear gowns...and learn how to prevent and control prostate issues. Whether it's time for a simple blood test or that test, you're not just doing it for yourself. You're doing it for your family and loved ones. The single most important way to take care of yourself and those you love is to

Spread the Word NOT the Germs

To live well, you need to prepare for the H1N1 and seasonal flu this year. Saint Mary’s Regional Health System and community partners ask the River Valley as a whole to take a pro-active stance against the spread of seasonal and H1N1 influenza and other infections. While clean hands are the best protection against spreading

March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Colorectal cancer screening is one of four preventive measures that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has chosen to focus on for the next three years. There is ample reason for the choice: of the more than 49,000 people expected to die from colorectal cancer in 2009, appropriated screenings could save more than

Live Well Lunch & Learn Series Underway

Ninety guests were in attendance recently at Saint Mary’s Regional Health System’s first “Live Well” Lunch and Learn seminar of 2009. Saint Mary’s will partner with several area physicians to continue this series of community wellness events, providing important information on current health topics. See pictures http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/KXS1HI8wgK9554Ehh_oAjw?feat=directlink Dr. Finley Turner, a family practice physician with

Women’s Health Initiative

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center is joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health in celebrating National Women’s Health Week 2009. This year marks the tenth anniversary for this nationwide initiative that empowers women to make their health a top priority. During this week, which runs from Mother’s Day, May

March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

The April Live Well seminar will feature a presentation by Dr. Mizes, in the Saint Mary’s Annex, followed by a panel discussion and question and answer session including Drs. Bell and Nguyen. These experienced physicians will share their expertise on colorectal cancer risk factors, signs and symptoms, types of screening tests and ways to discuss

Facts About Colon Cancer

Did you know that colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer killer overall and third most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States in both males and females? These statistics from the American Cancer Society are alarming. However, there are also statistics that show that colorectal cancer is one of the most

2009 Live Well Series Begins In River Valley

Taking steps toward better health is key to a better life. Attending Saint Mary’s Regional Health System’s Live Well Lunch & Learn seminars in 2009 is a smart step in the right direction. Saint Mary’s is partnering with several area physicians this year to provide this series of community wellness fairs, offering health screenings and

Diabetes Live Well Seminar

The first of the series took place Wednesday, February 25 in the Saint Mary’s annex. Blood glucose screenings were offered, along with nutritional information and consultation with clinicians from Saint Mary’s Outpatient Therapy Center. Dr. Finley Turner, a family practice physician with Millard Henry Clinic and Saint Mary’s, presented on Metabolic Syndrome & Diabetes. See

Facts About Diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, there are 23.6 million children and adults in the United States, or 7.8% of the population, who have diabetes. While an estimated 17.9 million have been diagnosed with diabetes, unfortunately, 5.7 million people (or nearly one quarter) are unaware that they have the disease. In Arkansas, diabetes is the