When is a pregnancy considered high risk? | Pregnancy Possibilities

by Summa Flourish August 25, 2015
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There are many things that can place an expectant mother at high risk, and though the term may sound scary, it is actually just a way for your pregnancy to be classified to make sure special attention is given to you throughout your pregnancy, during delivery and after the birth of your baby. Check out […]

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Using a Questioning Attitude at Home

by Dr. von Gruenigen August 13, 2015
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He’s Back My son is back from his first year of college.  It’s great to have him home.  However, it was an interesting year and summer of growth…for both of us. He did well in his first year.  His grades were solid.  However, there was some morbidity.  First, there was the visit to the student […]

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Botox is not just for wrinkles! (You are going to inject it where??)

by Summa Flourish August 11, 2015
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Hearing the phrase “Botox injection” usually brings to mind the cosmetic injection of Botulinum Toxin Type A (BOTA or Botox) into the face.  I inject Botox into people’s bladders.  And, although you will think it is funny to say to me, “Hey, doc, can you take care of some of my wrinkles while you’re at […]

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Tips for Enjoying a Healthy Summer

by Summa Flourish August 11, 2015
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Your healthcare team at Summa Health wants you and your family to stay healthy while making the most of your summer. Here are a few tips on how to prevent heat-related illness as well as ways to enjoy your outdoor activities without sickness or injury. Methods to prevent heat-related illness Stay hydrated. Carry a bottle […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Your Visit to the Gynecologist

by Summa Flourish August 4, 2015
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Going to the gynecologist is something every woman has to do. But despite the frequency of the visits, many of us feel nervous or self-conscious when it’s time for our yearly exam. It’s important your embarrassment doesn’t keep you from asking the important questions or sharing information that your doctor needs to treat you. Today’s guest […]

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Seven Reasons Running is More Popular Than Ever

by Summa Flourish July 28, 2015
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There’s plenty of scientific evidence that proves regular exercise (30 minutes, five times per week)—and running in particular—has huge health benefits. Here are the top 7 benefits of running, courtesy of Dr. Shah of Summa Physicians, Inc.: Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Running makes you happier. No matter how you feel at any given moment, running […]

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Lung Cancer Screening: Learn About a new simple test now covered by insurance

by Guest Blogger July 21, 2015
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Lung cancer is often diagnosed at advanced stages because there are no early-stage symptoms.  Now there is a newly approved test, a CT lung screening , which can detect early-stage lung cancer, when it is more treatable. That’s why it’s so important to learn about the test if you have a history of smoking or […]

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Do I Have to Go to the ER?

by Summa Flourish July 14, 2015

Sometimes it may be difficult to determine if what you or a loved one is experiencing warrants a trip to the closest urgent care facility or to the emergency room. There is a difference, and it’s important to know where you should go. Use the information below to help you make the right decision. outlet […]

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Summa’s Heart Specialists Helped Suzanne Stage a Remarkable Comeback

by Summa Flourish July 9, 2015
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Suzanne Antal suffered from a narrowing of her main heart valve (severe aortic stenosis), as well as diabetes and lung disease. “I couldn’t walk across a room without sitting down,” Suzanne shared. “I was too sick for open heart surgery.” A minimally-invasive procedure was her only hope. In Summa’s new Richard M. and Yvonne Hamlin hybrid operating room […]

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