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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: Coping with chronic pain

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

Check-up: When a blocked bowel needs surgery

Jun 24, 2021
A bowel obstruction happens when something blocks your bowels, either your large or small intestine, and can lead to serious complications.

Check-up: Breast augmentation vs. breast lift

Jun 21, 2021
Breast procedures are some of the most popular plastic surgeries from year to year because many women have in mind the breast profile they would like to achieve.

Check-up: Diabetic foot care

Jun 15, 2021
Daily foot care is so important for those with diabetes. Learn what warning signs you should be looking for during a foot inspection.

Check-up: Preparing for a successful surgery

Jun 09, 2021
There are certain steps patients can take prior to having surgery that will help ensure a smooth procedure and quicker healing time.

Check-up: Common skin disorders in kids

Apr 29, 2021
Pediatrician, Elizabeth Douce, MD, says sometimes many conditions can present with a rash and if it gets really severe, prescribing a steroid cream may be needed.

Check-up: Hand, foot and mouth disease: a catchy virus

Apr 29, 2021
Hand, foot and mouth disease is very catchy and uncomfortable for young children. Elizabeth Douce, MD, describes symptoms to look for and what to do.

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

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.

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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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