Pain isn’t always bad, it’s your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. But when it lasts for three months or longer, it could be chronic pain. This condition can be debilitating, making daily tasks seem impossible. “The good news is that most chronic pain can be managed,” says Joshua Bailey, MD, St. Claire pain management physician.
Battling a cold, getting over an injury, or undergoing surgery is no fun for anyone. For people with diabetes, managing blood sugar is an extra concern. The stress of illness or injury can cause blood sugar to rise and make insulin less effective. This can lead to serious problems, including diabetic coma. Aaron “Parker” Banks, DO, St. Claire HealthCare Family Medicine physician shares what to do when illness strikes.
Is stabbing heel pain stepping in the way of your daily activities? It could be plantar fasciitis. Learn more about this painful condition and treatment options with St. Claire HealthCare Podiatrist Colby Holmes, DPM.
If you have flu-like symptoms, you should stay home, treat your symptoms and avoid contact with others. Most people with the flu only experience mild illness and don’t need medical care or antivirals.
E-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular among kids, teens and young adults. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that over 2 million middle and high school students had used e-cigarettes. While medical research is still being conducted on the long-term damage of e-cigarette use for adults, it is clear that e-cigarettes should not be used by children, teens, or young adults.
At St. Claire HealthCare Breast Cancer Awareness is About More Than Just A Month. It’s about early detection and increased survival rates all year long.
Your health is a priority, so you try to take good care of yourself. But some habits that you think are healthy may actually be harmful. Here’s how to avoid five common mistakes.
How much should your child’s backpack weigh, and how can you prevent them from carrying too much? Stacy Border, PT, DPT, St. Claire HealthCare pediatric physical therapist shares her expertise in this blog.
How to choose the a safe backpack for back-to-school.