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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.


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.

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.

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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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