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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.

Boosting Your Mental Health

Jan 20, 2023
Good mental health is just as important as good physical health.

Preparing to Be a Family Caregiver

Dec 28, 2022
Caring for a seriously ill loved one or family member can be a rewarding role. It can also cause stress and be difficult to navigate the emotions that come along with caregiving. There are things you can do as a caregiver to help yourself and those around you.

Hospice 101

Dec 28, 2022
Hospice care is for those with serious illness. Starting care sooner rather than later can help improve quality of life for the patient as well as their family caregivers. Hospice services include a multidiscipline approach to care for the whole person and provide support for the whole family.

Check-up: The importance of cervical cancer screenings

Oct 21, 2022
Find cervical cancer early by getting regular PAP smears.

Skin Safety in Summer Sun

Jun 27, 2022
Skin cancer is the most common cancer so it's important that we do what we can to protect ourselves.

Check-up: Managing Crohn's disease

Jun 13, 2022
Crohn's disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Check-up: Getting to the bottom of GERD

Jun 13, 2022
If you regularly feel a painful, burning sensation in your chest 30 minutes to 2 hours after you eat, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Beat the buzz in your ears

May 31, 2022
Learn more about common causes of tinnitus, techniques for controlling symptoms, and the latest research for relief and management.

Check-up: Experiencing neck and back pain

May 19, 2022
Numbness, weakness, and pain in your limbs could be indicators of a spinal cord concern.

Check-up: Could you have a herniated disc?

May 11, 2022
A herniated disc is a common injury that can affect any part of the spine.

Check-up: Could stomach pain be IBS?

Apr 29, 2022
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that affects your lower GI (gastrointestinal) tract.

Check-up: How obesity affects breathing

Apr 29, 2022
Can your weight affect your breathing? Extra weight can force the respiratory system muscles to work harder than normal.

Check-up: What is general surgery?

Apr 05, 2022
General surgeons at Spectrum Health Lakeland specialize in surgical procedures to promote health and healing and treat a range of conditions and injuries from head to toe.

Check up: Is it more than baby blues?

Mar 24, 2022
Being a new mom is exciting, but it can also be stressful because you are adjusting to a major change in your life. It's understandable to feel a little blue or anxious.

Food and cancer - what's the connection?

Mar 11, 2022
Discover additional ways you may be able to reduce your risk for cancer, and how to make a healthier alternative to traditional pizza crust.

Check-up: ABCDEs of skin cancer

Feb 03, 2022
You can help find cancer early by checking your skin each month.

No two women are alike. Breast cancer treatment shouldn't be either.

Nov 19, 2021
Learn more about surgical options for treating breast cancer and how reconstruction following a mastectomy can help women feel confident in their body again.

Check-up: Breast cancer surgery

Sep 20, 2021
Surgery is a common treatment for breast cancer.

Check-up: Peripheral artery disease and wound care

Jul 30, 2021
Some wounds needs more careful care. People with diabetes are often at a higher risk of developing peripheral artery disease, which causes poor circulation to limbs like your feet.

Check-up: Coping with chronic pain

Jun 24, 2021
Symptoms of chronic pain can affect almost all parts of your life.

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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: Postpartum Depression is Not Your Fault (Meredith Sheldon, MA, LLPC)

Southwestern Medical Clinic counselor, Meredith Sheldon, talks about why women may experience postpartum depression and how treatment can help people cope.

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