Freeman Medical Musings Blog

Freeman Medical Musings Blog

You’re not too __________ to have an eating disorder

Posted by Jennifer Copeland, PsyD, Ozark Center, on May 13, 2016

If I asked you to close your eyes and visualize what someone with an eating disorder looks like, you would probably imagine a white, adolescent female from a middle to upper-class family. You are not too old to have an eating disorder. Research suggests that the fastest-growing portion of our society diagnosed with eating disorders is middle-aged women ... Continue reading »

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy

Posted by Chris Peterson, DPT, on May 05, 2016

If you suffer from vestibular disorders – vertigo, dizziness, visual disturbance, imbalance – vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) may help relieve some of your symptoms. The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that process sensory information involved with controlling balance and eye movements ... Continue reading »

Keep Calm and Wear Sunscreen

Posted by Jill Endicott, FNP-C, on May 04, 2016

Remember the good old days when you worshipped the sun with your body soaking in baby oil and iodine? Your golden bronze skin and tan lines were the envy of all your friends ... Continue reading »

Keeping Student Athletes in the Game

Posted by Mylene Ray, Certified Athletic Trainer and Freeman Sports Medicine Outreach Coordinator, on March 29, 2016

Athletic trainers keep athletes safe with preventative measures, and help them return back to their game as safely as possible ... Continue reading »

Real Men Practice Good Health

Posted by Jeffrey Grills, MD, on June 22, 2016

Because men have a history of not taking care of themselves and not seeking early medical treatment, they die five years earlier than women, on average. Out of the leading causes of death, men lead women in all of them except Alzheimer’s disease, and this is probably because many men don’t live long enough to develop the disease ... Continue reading »

It’s winter – guard your heart

Posted by Robert Stauffer, MD, Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute, on January 20, 2016

Research shows there is a 50 percent increase in heart attacks in winter, and twice as many heart attacks a day in January compared to July. The reason behind this increase is that cold weather affects the heart in multiple ways ... Continue reading »

Hypertension ... The Silent Killer

Posted by David Zuehlke, MD, Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute, on January 20, 2016

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, affects about 80 million Americans. Known as the silent killer, hypertension wreaks havoc on hearts, kidneys and extremities for many years before symptoms suggest its presence. For this reason, physicians have been aggressive in attempts to get their patients’ blood pressure to safe levels. The problem is in defining blood pressure safe levels ... Continue reading »

Best Year Ever

Posted by Kris Drake RN, CHPD, on January 18, 2016

Resolve to make 2016 your best year ever with tips from Kris Drake, Freeman Health System Wellness Coordinator ... Continue reading »

Prevent the Flu

Posted by Trish Shuler, BSN, RN, Freeman Infection Prevention Officer, on January 07, 2016

Flu vaccination can keep you from getting sick, and, if you do get sick, it can make your illness milder. Getting vaccinated isn’t just about protecting yourself – when you are vaccinated, you are also protecting the people around you ... Continue reading »