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Advances in Treating Chronic Heartburn

Advances in Treating Chronic Heartburn

Millions of Americans avoid tomato sauce and spicy foods due to the pain that comes shortly after eating, thinking it’s their “new normal.” It doesn’t have to be this way. The symptoms of chronic heartburn, also called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), are now easier to treat with a minimally invasive procedure. St. Luke’s University Health Network is the first in th... »

The Increasing Role of Robotics & Technology In Medicine

The Increasing Role of Robotics & Technology In Medicine

What was once the vision of the future is now today’s reality. Robots, and technology in general, are making the delivery of health care easier and leading to better outcomes and improved recovery times for patients. Robotic surgery is being used to treat lung cancer, prostate cancer, perform bariatric procedures that aid in weight loss, and much more. Daniel Verges, M.D. ... »

Leading the Way in Lifestyle Medicine

Leading the Way in Lifestyle Medicine

Just like maintaining your car with a regular tune-up to keep it running smoothly, Lifestyle Medicine teaches patients good habits to reverse or prevent disease (so they don’t end up in the hospital). This new field of practice takes a holistic view of the individual and promotes healthy lifestyle behaviors, like good nutrition and physical activity to stave off or reduce ... »

Life Long Learning

Life Long Learning

St. Luke’s was the fourth hospital in the country to operate a school for nurses. Today, St. Luke’s School of Nursing is the nation’s oldest nursing school in continuous operation. In 1884 the school became a reality when Dr. William Estes appointed Miss M. J. Merritt from Bellevue Hospital, New York, as principal of the nursing school. Nine students formed the first class... »

Fit For Life

Fit For Life

Good health is not merely the absence of disease, but an overall abundance of wellness in areas such as fitness, nutrition, and mental health. To paint the portrait of a healthy lifestyle that can carry you into old age, you have to dip your paintbrush in many colors. Proper nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness will help you create a masterpiece. Debbie Cooper, RD, LDN, Cl... »

Mindfulness: Think & Breathe

Mindfulness: Think & Breathe

Moms are often the glue that holds the family together­—caring for children and spouses, working a full-time job, running the household, and managing the family’s never-ending social calendar. Moms feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, or depressed don’t have to struggle silently. They can learn practical skills to slow down, recharge, and center themselves that can come... »

Your Second Family

Your Second Family

Four female physicians, who are also moms, are taking a team-based, patient-centered approach to family care at their new practice. Suzanne Widmer, DO, Christine Block, MD, Anna Keane, DO, and Vanessa Eiswerth, DO (pictured from left to right) opened St. Luke’s Family Medicine—Anderson to put their shared philosophy of personalized care into action. The four women have kno... »

Not Milk?

Not Milk?

Parents struggling with a fussy baby or a young child with seemingly random bouts of tummy trouble can seek specialized care that just might make sleepless nights and changing bedsheets a thing of the past. Increasingly, nowadays, pediatricians are seeing young patients with milk intolerance, meaning the youngsters suffer digestive upset after consuming milk, cheese, and o... »

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