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People tend to avoid talking about bladder issues even when they are bothered by symptoms for years. However, issues like urinary incontinence, bladder infections and urinary tract infections are common and may be helped with simple lifestyle changes. One way to improve bladder health is to modify your diet. Certain foods and liquids can irritate conditions and should be avoided while other foods could help.

Read the tips below, consult with your physician and test them out to improve your bladder health.



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Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in American women, with one in eight being diagnosed in her lifetime. Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. There are several different types and several ways that this cancer can be treated.

Breast cancer can be either invasive or non-invasive. An example of a non-invasive breast cancer is ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). DCIS occurs when the abnormal cells grow inside the milk ducts, but have not spread to nearby tissue.

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Nearly 15 million Americans provide unpaid care to a person living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, according to the Family Caregiver Alliance. That allots to Americans providing more than 17 billion hours of unpaid care for friends and family with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Throughout the different stages of Alzheimer’s disease, your loved one will need different levels of attention and care. When acting as a caregiver, it’s also equally as important to take care of yourself as you are caring for your loved... Read More »

Our Rehabilitation facility at Hillcrest Hospital Cushing offers a comprehensive range of therapeutic services to adults and children including therapeutic services for both inpatient and outpatient care. Our team of dedicated professionals are effective and efficient in providing quality care to our rehabilitation patients. We spoke with Lacey Pappan, rehabilitation and respiratory services manager at Hillcrest Hospital Cushing about the rehabilitation program and why physical therapy can be beneficial for so many patients.

Lacey shares that she pursued working in the... Read More »

Although breast cancer is a leading cause of death for women in the United States, heart disease kills six times as many women than breast cancer every year. Yet, one in every three women said they would not call 911 if they thought they were having a heart attack and few are aware of the most common heart attack symptoms besides chest pain. Women face a heightened threat of heart disease and have different symptoms than men. Heart disease can start during childhood, but as the silent killer causes no symptoms, a heart attack can be the closest and only warning sign.

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It is widely known that the major cause of lung cancer is smoking. However, there is another leading cause of lung cancer that may be surprising. The EPA estimates that the number one cause of non-smokers getting lung cancer is radon, causing 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. According to the American Lung Association, radon is a colorless, tasteless and odorless gas that causes lung cancer. The EPA states that radon can be found in indoor air, in soil under homes and in drinking water.

Radon can be found in all different types of residential and commercial buildings in the... Read More »

Thyroid Awareness Month is nationally recognized in January of every year. The thyroid gland produces metabolism hormones that control functions in your body like staying warm, using energy and keeping organs like the brain and heart functioning properly. It is a two-inch long, butterfly-shaped gland found inside your neck right under your larynx. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2018 there were about 53,990 new cases of thyroid cancer. We spoke to Darenda Kebler, manager of radiology at Hillcrest Cushing, about what to be aware of when it comes to thyroid cancer.

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Before traveling this winter, be sure to follow these tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure you're safe this winter season!

Before heading out on the road, make sure your vehicle is properly stocked. You’ll want to make sure you have a snow shovel, broom and ice scraper in your car in case of any winter weather. In the case of an emergency, you’ll want to have jumper cables, a flashlight and emergency flares in the car. During the winter season, it’s also important to keep extra blankets in your car in case they are needed. Whenever you are... Read More »