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We post regular content that focuses on important health topics and issues that affect you and your family with tips and advice from health experts right here at Lakeland. We want to hear from you! Do you have a health topic you'd like to see featured? 


Check up: Is it time to consider hearing aids?

Apr 06, 2021
Learn more about the benefits of hearing aids from audiologist, Cathleen Burns, MA, CCC-A ,and what it could mean for you if you delay treatment.

Check-up: Understanding prediabetes (Amena Iqbal, MD)

Apr 02, 2021
Little change to your lifestyle can lower your risk of prediabetes or diabetes. Hear from endocrinologist, Amena Iqbal, MD, as she steps you can take now.

Check-up: Losing weight the healthy way

Mar 23, 2021
Registered dietitian, Halley Harmon, RD, shares how many pounds you should aim to lose per week and tips to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

Check-up: What causes thyroid disease?

Mar 05, 2021
Spectrum Health Lakeland internist, John Gosling, MD, shares how the thyroid gland can change over time and potentially stop working the way it should.

Community Seminar: Face migraine pain head on

Mar 02, 2021
Michael Schiman, FNP, of Lakeland Neurology discusses common signs of chronic migraines and treatment options.

Check-up: Eating out the healthy way

Feb 25, 2021
Registered dietitian, Halley Harmon, RD, shares tips for simple menu substitutions and choices you can make when eating out at any restaurant to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Check-up: Do hemorrhoids need surgery?

Feb 23, 2021
General surgeon, Seth Miller, MD, discusses at home hemorrhoid treatments and when surgery may be required to correct the problem. ​

Check-up: Diagnosing West Nile Virus

Feb 23, 2021
Family medicine doctor, Brandon Cole, DO, describes the importance of protecting yourself during mosquito season. ​

Understanding the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine

Feb 23, 2021
There is a lot of misinformation out there about the COVID-19 vaccine. It is important to know the facts so you can make an educated choice.

Check-up: The importance of protein in your diet

Feb 23, 2021
Registered dietitian, Halley Harmon, RD, shares more about how much protein you should be eating and good sources of protein in the food you eat.

Check-up: Reading food labels

Feb 23, 2021
Follow these simple tips for reading food labels shared by registered dietitian, Selena Diaz, RD.

Mindfulness exercises for tough times

Feb 18, 2021
Try these mindfulness exercises to help you find moments of calm among the chaos.

Could you have an alcohol problem?

Feb 18, 2021
Admitting you have a problem marks the first step toward improving your health and your life.

How to talk with your doctor about mental health

Feb 18, 2021
When your body isn’t well, you head to the doctor. But what if your mind isn’t feeling quite right?

Identifying and coping with your coronavirus anxiety

Feb 17, 2021
COVID-19 isn’t just a dangerous disease. It can also be a source of significant stress and anxiety.

Check-up: What are the warning signs of an appendicitis?

Jan 28, 2021
General surgeon, Seth Miller, MD, discusses the warning signs to look for and how appendicitis is treated.

My family tree has a history of breast cancer. Am I at high risk?

Jan 04, 2021
Learn more about the factors that contribute to an individual’s risk for breast cancer including genetics, family history, lifestyle, and personal medical history.

Community Seminar: Living Better with a Serious Illness

Dec 17, 2020
Caring Circle medical director, Jason Beckrow, DO, discusses the advantages of quality of life services and the value they bring people with serious or advancing illness as well as their caregivers.

Check-up: Is it more than shortness of breath?

Dec 07, 2020
COPD symptoms can be managed with specialized care at Lakeland Pulmonology. Hear more from pulmonologist, Albert Naveed, MD.

Check-up: What do gallbladder issues look like?

Nov 16, 2020
General surgeon, James Clancy, MD, shares what gallbladder symptoms look like and how they are treated.

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Check-Up: The Serious Side of Acid Reflux (John Gosling, MD)

Spectrum Health Lakeland internist, John Gosling, MD, talks about the warning signs and symptoms of severe acid reflux and consequences if untreated.

Cooking for Your Heart (David Chalupa, PA and Courtney Dixon, RD)

Spectrum Health Lakeland clinicians David Chalupa, PA, and registered dietitian, Courtney Dixon, cook up a heart-healthy meal while talking about risk factors for heart disease.

Check-Up: Common Heart Valve Problems (Dave Chalupa, PA)

Spectrum Health Lakeland physician assistant, David Chalupa describes different heart valve conditions and what it means to have a leaky valve.

Check-Up: What Does Cardiac Rehab Involve? (Brett Hoseth, PA)

Spectrum Health Lakeland physician assistant, Brett Hoseth, provides a quick explanation about who may need cardiac rehabilitation and how long it lasts.

Check-Up: What is an Angiogram? (Jerome Kuhnlein, MD)

Spectrum Health Lakeland cardiologist, Jerome Kuhnlein, MD, explains how an angiogram can help determine if an angioplasty is needed to improve blood flow through the heart.

Check-Up: Powered by a Pacemaker (Jerome Kuhnlein, MD)

Spectrum Health Lakeland cardiologist, Jerome Kuhnlein, MD, describes how a pacemaker gets implanted under the collarbone to help regulate heart rhythm issues.

Check-Up: Blood Thinners (Christopher Chiu, MD)

Spectrum Health Lakeland cardiologist, Christopher Chiu, MD, explains why a person would need to be prescribed a blood thinner and the importance of measuring the blood’s thickness to prevent clots.

Check-Up: What is a Widow Maker? (Christopher Chiu, MD)

Spectrum Health Lakeland cardiologist, Christopher Chiu, MD, explains what a widow maker heart attack is and why it’s serious.

Check-Up: Why Salt is Bad for Heart Failure (Christopher Chiu, MD)

Spectrum Health Lakeland cardiologist, Christopher Chiu, explains why too much salt can have bad side-effects for patients with congestive heart failure.

Check-Up: What You Should Know About Vaping (Albert Naveed, MD)

Albert Naveed, MD, pulmonologist at Lakeland Pulmonology explains the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes.

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