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  • Want Less Expensive, Healthier Meals? Homemade is Best June 26, 2017 - HYANNIS – Cooking at home or eating out tonight?  Researchers say that home cooking is typically a healthier and less expensive choice, and a Cape Cod Healthcare dietitian offers tips for making it work for your busy lifestyle. According to a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine: The monthly food budget for people who […]
  • Dressing Down For a Morale Boost – And a Good Cause June 23, 2017 - HYANNIS – Jeans have become the “uniform” every Friday at Neurosurgeons of Cape Cod, and the staff has welcomed the opportunity to be creative and stylish, yet professional. But the team is not just making a fashion statement. Each staff member pays $5 a week for the privilege of “dressing down” in support of local and […]
  • A GPS System For The Lungs To Fight Cancer June 21, 2017 - HYANNIS – Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both men and women in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Part of the reason the death toll is so high is that in many cases lung cancer doesn’t present symptoms until it is in the later stages. Early diagnosis saves lives and a new […]
  • Relieving Migraine Pain Through the Nose June 20, 2017 - HYANNIS – Medical science currently offers no cure for migraine headaches, and diagnosing and treating the complex condition can be challenging.  Fortunately, there are treatments available that offer relief to sufferers. “Right now, no miracle cure is out there; no perfect treatment exists that is 100 percent effective and works for everyone,” said Adam M. Brown, […]
  • This is One of the Biggest Risks to Your Health June 16, 2017 - HYANNIS – Normal inflammation is a healthy immune response to injury or bacteria. If you bang your finger, it will swell and turn red. That reaction occurs because the immune system is providing chemicals called oxidants that heal the injury and fight infection. But chronic inflammation is a much more sinister problem. It has been […]
  • Colon Cancer Screening Without the Dreaded Prep June 15, 2017 - HYANNIS – Colon cancer screening saves lives by finding precancerous or early cancerous growths during the most treatable stages. But no one looks forward to the colonoscopy test that’s recommended for people starting at age 50. First there’s the dreaded prep that consists of gulping down a jugful of chalky tasting liquid. Then there is the time […]
  • From Fishing Hooks to Heart Attacks, UCCs See it All June 14, 2017 - HYANNIS – Emergency medicine physician Theodore Spevak, DO, recently saw a patient who thought he was having indigestion and came to the Falmouth Urgent Care Center for treatment. It turned out he was having a heart attack. “That’s the kind of patient that should come to the emergency department, instead of urgent care,” Dr. Spevak […]
  • Should you get the shingles vaccine? June 12, 2017 - HYANNIS – When my mother noticed a rash on the side of her nose, she assumed it was an irritation caused by the bridge of her eyeglasses. The rash spread, but what sent her to the doctor four days later was an excruciatingly painful headache. My mother has rheumatoid arthritis and lives with unimaginable pain […]
  • What If It Isn’t Parkinson’s? June 9, 2017 - HYANNIS – In treatment for Parkinson’s disease, “Roy” attended lectures on the subject and joined a Parkinson’s support group to help deal with his anxiety and depression.  But, neurologist Karen Lynch, MD, wasn’t so sure he had the condition. She suggested a new imaging procedure at Cape Cod Hospital (CCH) that could help settle the question. […]
  • Local Teens Get Peers and Neighbors to Donate Blood June 8, 2017 - HYANNIS – Monomoy Regional High School only opened in 2014, but it already has some great traditions in the works. A recent blood drive at the school was organized primarily by juniors who wanted to carry on the work of students a year older. “At the beginning of the year, it was the seniors running […]
  • Let’s Prevent Catastrophic ATV-Related Injuries June 5, 2017 - HYANNIS – All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) may sport premium bucket seats, on-demand four-wheel drive and heavy-duty underbodies these days, but a false sense of security can easily turn a weekend ride into tragedy. A new study published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine concluded, “All-terrain vehicle-related injuries remain a large public health problem in the U.S. […]
  • Exercise is OK For Most When You Have a Baby on the Way June 2, 2017 - HYANNIS – Beyoncé made headlines earlier this year when she cancelled her performance at the Coachella music festival in California. With twins on the way, she made the announcement after doctors advised her to skip the concert. That might be good advice for someone expecting twins whose job includes high-energy dancing, but for most moms, […]
  • The Knee Study That Might Surprise You June 1, 2017 - HYANNIS – Can running actually be good for your knees? That’s the finding of a new study that looked at how running may actually promote knee health and protect against developing inflammatory diseases like arthritis. What they found might just make you want to lace up your sneakers and give it a go. Cape Cod […]
  • You Sprain Your Ankle: ER or Urgent Care Center? May 31, 2017 - HYANNIS – Your child wakes up with a fever. You twist your knee walking into the house. These events used to mean a trip to the emergency room. But over the last few years, another option has opened: urgent care. How do you know which is best for your needs? Cape Cod Hospital Emergency Center […]
  • “This Study Will Change The Way I Prescribe It.” May 30, 2017 - HYANNIS – Investigators at Cleveland Clinic recently concluded that after studying the safety of the pain reliever celecoxib (Celebrex) for more than 10 years, it poses no more risk to heart health than ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve). It also causes fewer stomach and kidney issues than ibuprofen, one of the most popular […]

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