Category: Health

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Column: Medicare celebrates 50th birthday

Commentary by Bob Adams On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Medicare and Medicaid programs into law. Thus was the beginning of the CMS, or the Center for Medicare and Medicaid...

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Riverview Health receives two awards

Riverview Health has received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Riverview Health has also earned the AHA’s...

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Column: 3-D exams find cancer early

Commentary by Kandice Ludwig, MD Mammograms are even more valuable in detecting early breast cancer thanks to the latest advancement in digital mammography – 3-D breast tomosynthesis. Unlike traditional two-dimensional mammograms, 3-D tomosynthesis acquires multiple, low-dose...

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Column: Tune up to avoid health crashes

Commentary by Stephanie Cohen Men, do you ever check under the hood of your car? It’s how you protect your investment, extend your vehicle’s life and performance and avoid crashes. But when it comes...

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Column: New symptoms? When to call the doctor

Commentary by Andrew F. Cunningham, DO When aches, pains or other health symptoms develop, it’s natural to ask the question, “should I call the doctor?” It’s often difficult to know which symptoms warrant a visit...

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Lugwig named medical director

The leadership of Indiana University Health’s North Central Region (including IU Health North, Saxony and Tipton hospitals) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kandice Ludwig, MD, as the Medical Director of the region’s Breast Care Program. Dr. Ludwig...

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Riverview welcomes two physicians

Riverview Health announced May 5 that they would be welcoming two new physicians, Dr. Christy Kellams and Dr. Odell Smith to the Riverview Medical Group. Dr. Christy Kellams specializes in orthopedic hand and upper-extremity...

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Column: Health tips for summer air travel

Commentary by David Pletzer, MD With summer travel season approaching, many families are planning air travel to favorite destinations. While traveling by plane is convenient, there are some health concerns to keep in mind for...