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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? 

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? (Albert Naveed, MD)

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.

Check-Up: What is breast reconstruction?

Oct 28, 2020
Plastic surgeon, Nicole Phillips, MD, discusses how breast reconstruction can dramatically improve a woman’s appearance, self-confidence, and overall quality of life.

Check-up: Why do I get frequent nosebleeds?

Oct 22, 2020
Aaron Lanning, NP, with Lakeland Ear, Nose and Throat shares how allergies, dryer air, and close-quarter colds can affect inflammation in the nose, and cause blood vessels to rupture easier.

What is best for my ears? Hearing loss, amplification devices, and more

Oct 15, 2020
There are many common signs that can alert you of a hearing concern. If left untreated, it can have significant impact on your physical and mental health

Check-up: understanding hearing loss

Sep 29, 2020
Lakeland Ear, Nose & Throat otolaryngologist, Paul Judge, MD, explains steps you can take to persevere your hearing, common signs and ways to achieve to better hearing at any age.

Check-Up: Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

Sep 24, 2020
Registered dietitian, Selena Diaz, RD, at the Lakeland Weight Loss Center explains why eating breakfast helps to wake your body up and shares some healthy meal ideas to start your morning off right.

Check-Up: Understanding Cochlear Implants

Sep 14, 2020
Lakeland Ear, Nose & Throat audiologist, Heidi Schmeltzer, AuD, CCC-A, discusses cochlear implants, a solution when hearing aids are no longer an option.

Is a mommy makeover right for me?

Sep 09, 2020
The mommy makeover procedure aims to restore the areas of the body most commonly affected by childbearing.

Coping with COVID: Stay Connected

Sep 08, 2020
Keeping in touch with family and friends is more important than ever during this time of social distancing.

Coping with COVID: Ease Anxiety with Outdoor Activity

Sep 08, 2020
If you’re experiencing anxiety about the pandemic, you’re not alone. Hear from Niles community leader Jami Foster as she shares tips for improving your physical and mental health.

Check-Up: Emotional vs. Physical Hunger

Jun 19, 2020
Registered dietitian explains how you can tell the difference between physical and emotional hunger.

No gym? No problem: Implement a complete at-home workout

May 21, 2020
You can get an effective, safe, and fun strengthening workout using your own body weight.

Get GERD Relief and Get Back to You

May 05, 2020
The Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF®) procedure which is performed without incisions and now available at Lakeland General Surgery, Niles.

Taking Control of Your Diabetes with Medications

May 05, 2020
For many people with diabetes, taking medications, following the day-to-day treatment at the right time, dose, and frequency that a doctor has prescribed is key to managing daily blood sugar levels.

Check-Up: Is Your Ear to Blame for Vertigo?

May 04, 2020
Lakeland Ear, Nose & Throat otolaryngologist, Paul Judge, MD, explains how vertigo, a room-spinning sensation, is often times driven by problems in the inner ear.

Healthy Eating for Diabetics During a Pandemic

May 04, 2020
It’s important to recognize that our diets cannot be perfected, especially during a pandemic. Do your best! This is an important time to lean into creating healthy habits that last a lifetime.

Tips for Preventing Your Hands from Drying and Cracking

Apr 27, 2020
While handwashing is the best form of prevention, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s also important to keep our hands moisturized to prevent drying and cracking.

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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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