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When managing endometriosis, it’s important to find a physician that can help you. Before your appointment, take some time to set an objective and write down a list of the questions you are wanting to ask. It’s helpful to put your thoughts into writing beforehand so you don’t forget to ask your physician anything. You may have specific questions about your diagnosis, management and treatment of endometriosis. According to Endometriosis.org, here are some of the questions you may want to ask your physician:

-What is your treatment plan for me?

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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 »

With peak flu season right around the corner, Handwashing Awareness Week reminds us how important it is to always wash our hands properly! Washing your hands helps prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. While many people know the importance of washing their hands, few do it properly. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends following these five steps to properly wash your hands:

 

1.       Begin by wetting your hands with clean, running water (hot or cold) then turn off the sink and apply soap.

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DeCleasha Martin, CDM, CFPP, our Nutritional Services Manager shared some of her favorite Thanksgiving recipes with us! 

 

Sausage, Apple, & Cranberry Cornbread Dressing

Each Thanksgiving I usually make two types of cornbread dressing this one has become my family's favorite!

Ingredients:

Half sheet pan unsweetened white sage cornbread

½ cup unsalted butter, plus more for greasing the pan and topping

1-pound fresh sage sausage, (like Jimmy Dean sage breakfast sausage)

1 medium red onion, chopped

½ cup chopped carrot

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