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Healthy Eating Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive

Your money or your health. When it comes to nutrition, sometimes it can seem like a choice between the two. Researchers recently calculated the cost of following the government’s dietary guidelines in one metropolitan area. Eating the right foods, such … Read More >

Women: Surgery with Less Worry through Minimally Invasive Techniques

There was a time when women facing a hysterectomy were offered a vaginal or an abdominal procedure. The abdominal procedure is performed through a large incision, leaving patients with a long recovery time, significantly more pain after surgery, and higher … Read More >

Having an Asthma Emergency?

Get to the emergency department, stat!  When to Go to the ED Every day, about 5,000 Americans end up in an emergency room because of asthma. In general, call your doctor for advice if: Your asthma isn’t responding to your … Read More >

Q & A on Radiation Therapy

Q & A on Radiation Therapy with Elayne Arterbery, MD, radiation oncologist on staff at Crittenton  Q. What is radiation oncology? A. This cancer care specialty uses radiation to kill or damage cancer cells so they can’t grow or spread. Sometimes … Read More >

New Treatment Stops Deadly Blood Clots

Travelers on long trips, pregnant women, and people on the mend from surgery are among those at increased risk for a silent threat that lurks in veins deep in their bodies. A blood clot called deep vein thrombosis (DVT) may … Read More >