• What Happens If Varicose Veins Are Left Untreated?

    Jun 20, 2014 | 11 min
    If you have varicose veins, did you know that leaving them untreated can lead to more serious health risks? Many people are unaware that the pain, fatigue and swelling are signs that more advanced problems such as leg ulcers, skin discolorations and a potential life-threatening condition called deep vein thrombosis or DVT may occur.The good news is that by recognizing the problem early, Interventional Radiologists at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale and Herrin Hospital can offer Venefit™ (or radiofrequency ablation), a fast and less painful way to treat superficial venous reflux—the underlying cause of varicose veins. Listen as Dr. Buersmeyer explains the risks factors of varicose veins and t...
  • Breast Cancer Pep Talk: Reduce the Risk

    Jun 20, 2014 | 11 min
    In the last twenty years, women have made a real impact on their health by being active about preventing breast cancer. We need to keep the energy going. In Illinois, breast cancer remains the number one diagnosed cancer in women.Dr. Foster explains some of the risk factors related to breast cancer and what you can do to lower your risk. She also shares the significance of getting screened yearly beginning at age 40.
  • Diabetes: An Evil Culprit that Hides Behind the Scenes

    Jun 20, 2014 | 10 min
    Say “stroke” and people say “Wow!” Say “heart attack” and people say “Oh my!” Say “diabetes” and people say “yeah, yeah, whatever".Here’s the nasty secret, often times it’s diabetes that has caused the others. In fact approximately 65 percent of people in the hospital have diabetes listed as a secondary disease during their visit.If you have diabetes, know this: diabetes goes where your blood goes in the body. In other words, everywhere. Hear Dr Salem talk about this sneaky disease and how management can prevent loss of life…and limb.
  • The Silent Epidemic of Hepatitis C in The US.

    Jun 20, 2014 | 10 min
    Hepatitis C is the #1 reason for liver transplantation in the US. There are approximately 3.5 million people living with Hep C in the US, and 75% of them do not know they are positive.There are new guidelines for screening, and new medications that make curing this disease easier than ever.
  • Wear and Tear on Knee and Hip Joints

    Jun 20, 2014 | 11 min
    Wear and tear on knee and hip joints got you down? Have you tried exercises, medications and home remedies? Is your knee or hip pain keeping you up at night? If so, it’s time for you to consider Herrin Hospital’s Joint Camp for knee or hip replacement. Join Dr. Bret Miller as he explains the benefits of Herrin Hospital’s Joint Camp. Prior to surgery, Joint Camp patients receive valuable education on what to expect and how to prepare for life following their surgery. During their hospital stay, patients are cared for by a staff of certified, friendly nurses and skilled surgeons, along with Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago trained therapists to guide them through their recovery.
  • Why You Should Be Serious About AFib

    Apr 15, 2014 | 11 min
    AFIB: Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is a condition in which the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) beat in a rapid, uncoordinated and disorganized fashion, resulting in a very irregular and frequently fast heart rate. When the heart’s atria are in AFib, they quiver instead of beating effectively.AFib can be controlled and monitored through some very exciting, innovative procedures.Tune in to hear Dr. Daniel Correa, Electrophysiologist with Southern Illinois HealthCare, discuss special minimally invasive procedures designed to improve the quality of life for patients with rhythm disorders.
  • Cancer Rehab Can Help!

    Apr 15, 2014 | 11 min
    Cancer rehabilitation has been shown to be effective before, during and after treatment. Yet surprisingly, fewer than 30% of cancer patients receive this care.Dr. Terrence Glennon, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician with SIH-RIC Rehabilitation Services, explores the benefits of cancer rehabilitation.Dr. Glennon shares how personalized therapy treatment can help cancer patients with problems like feeling fatigued; experiencing pain or stiffness; numbness or tingling; difficulty with balance or walking and much more on Radio SIH with Southern Illinois Healthcare.
  • Colorectal Conditions

    Apr 15, 2014 | 11 min
    Colorectal health is important to the total health of your body. Having a nice clean colon can make you feel healthier, and give you a stronger immune system.Tune in to hear Dr. Bhattacharya, Colon and Rectal Surgeon, talk about Colorectal health and common disease conditions, including colon and rectal cancer, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and more on Radio SIH with Southern Illinois Healthcare.
  • Secrets of the Silent Killer- High Blood Pressure

    Apr 15, 2014 | 13 min
    Blood Pressure is often called the silent killer, because you don’t often know or feel when you’re being affected. Yet, there is a reason it’s considered a vital sign and one that people need to keep in check. Dr. Coello, from Prairie Heart Institute Southern Illinois Healthcare, discusses why blood pressure is so important and what effects it has on your body. He gives you the best tips and the guidelines to monitor your blood pressure and the best ways to maintain it.
  • Why Does My Child Keep Getting Infections?

    Apr 13, 2014 | 12 min
    Does your child keep getting infections and you can not understand why?Primary immunodeficiency diseases occurs when part of the immune system is missing or functions improperly. In the US approximately 250,000 people are diagnosed and thousands go undetected.People with PI are more susceptible to infections, and without proper treatment endure recurrent health problems. Dr. Lehman will discuss how to spot common symptoms of immunodeficiency diseases and why early diagnosis iscritical.