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Women's Health

4 health tips for guarding your heart

By Jamie J. Hardy, PharmD, BCPS, MS, Clinical Pharmacist, Methodist University Hospital
Reading program strives to promote health through literacy
By Emily Tipton, Sr. Development Specialist

Posted: February 18, 2020
Looking beyond the traditional concepts of promoting community health, Methodist’s Mission Integration Division launched an innovative new program in 2019 to promote literacy among Memphis elementary students as a critical step in promoting health li...
What is the coronavirus and how does it compare to flu?
By Jeff Mullins, MD, Family Medicine

Posted: February 12, 2020
With a typical seasonal flu, each victim will generally infect one other person. With this coronavirus, we are seeing each victim typically infecting two other people, making it twice as contagious.
Flu facts: What you need to know about Influenza virus
By Jeff Mullins MD, Family Medicine

Posted: February 11, 2020
Tens of millions of people are impacted by the flu each year. The severe viral infection and its symptoms — fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, and runny nose, among others — are uncomfortably familiar to many.
Gone for nearly two years: How a woman’s hearing was finally restored
By Robert Yawn MD, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Otolaryngology

Posted: February 10, 2020
Carolyn Minga lost hearing in her left ear in 2017. For nearly two years, she dealt with the issues associated with hearing loss, until cochlear implant surgery changed her life.
Top 10 Myths about Cardiovascular Disease
By Abdul-Rahman Abdel-Karim, Interventional Cardiologist, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Posted: February 6, 2020
About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. It is the leading cause of death for both men and women.
Women and Heart Disease

Posted: February 3, 2020
Sudden, severe chest pain is a telltale sign of a heart attack for men, but that is not necessarily the case for women. The symptoms experienced by women can be vastly different when a heart attack is involved.
Are you washing your hands correctly? Here are the do's and don'ts
By Ashley Salvaggio, MD, Family Medicine Physician

Posted: January 30, 2020
Washing your hands is simple and fairly quick. It is also one of the easiest ways to stay healthy and prevent germs from spreading. The question is — are you doing it the correct way? These simple do’s and don’ts can help you make sure your hands ar...
Won't you be my neighbor?
By Susan Erdman, LCSW, CEAP, EAP Counselor

Posted: January 21, 2020
It is not surprising that the wisdom and gentle spirit of Mr. Fred Rogers has made such a comeback in recent days. We are all aware of the unhealthy level of intolerance, constant barrage of ‘in your face’ news, and lack of civility in our culture t...
How to stick with it: New Year’s Resolutions vs. Lifestyle Changes
By Anna Bryant, Bariatric dietitian with UT Methodist Physician Weight Management and Wellness Center.

Posted: December 31, 2019

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