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The AnMed Health Blog hosts information about different service line offerings and system wide happenings. This is a place to share a spotlight on our staff and the medical services offered to our patients. We hope you take the time to read and learn more about the AnMed Health family.

How to Manage Joint Pain

Joint pain occurs where the bones in your body meet, when the cartilage that usually protects bones might be damaged or worn down. Here, we discuss some of the causes of joint pain, as well as many treatment options that can help patients to return to pain-free living and the activities that they enjoy.

A man may not think about his prostate, until it becomes a problem. So September is designated as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month to help educate men about their prostates, which plays a role in reproduction, and when to seek medical help if needed. Dr. Michael Martin with AnMed Health Lakeside Family Medicine discusses the importance of prostate education.

While there’s no way to prevent prostate cancer, there are several measures you can take to reduce your risk. Good news: The steps you can take to reduce your risk are also the same steps you take to maintain good overall health, dealing with diet, exercise and health education.

As kids are getting back into the swing of school and homework, parents and caregivers have a little homework themselves. This time of year is a good time to anticipate children’s annual medical visits, as well as to reinforce healthy habits and prepare for the year ahead. Here is a little homework to set your child up for success – and good health – as they return to school.

When you or a loved one is feeling less than your best, it’s often unexpected. If you believe your condition or injury to be life-threatening, you should visit the nearest emergency room or call 911. If your situation is not an emergency, but you need help outside of business hours, or you can’t get an appointment with your primary care provider, you should try an urgent care clinic or an AnMed Health E-Visit. In the event that your condition or situation is mild or related to a chronic illness (so long as the issue is not critical), it may be wisest to visit your primary care physician.

Runner’s knee – technically, patellofemoral pain syndrome – isn’t one specific condition, but rather, it’s an umbrella term that covers several knee problems. It describes common knee conditions that account for nearly half of all overuse injuries among runners. Here, we describe the symptoms and causes of runner’s knee, in addition to treatment options and prevention tips.

AnMed Health reaches the 20th anniversary of open-heart surgery

A heart attack happens when blood gets cut off to part of the heart; a stroke occurs when blood gets cut off from the brain. Although they have similar risk factors, they have different symptoms and treatment options. Here, we explain some of the similarities and differences.

As the COVID-19 Delta variant surges, both students and parents may feel worried about how to balance a positive learning experience with overall safety. The following is advice from the experts about simple ways you can keep your child protected and happy. Please remember: COVID-19 brings nearly daily changes. Please keep up with the latest CDC guidelines, as well as suggestions and mandates from your state or local leaders, in terms of masking, vaccinations and social distancing.

We’ve been fighting COVID-19 together for nearly a year and a half. And it hasn’t been easy. While the fight against COVID-19 seems to be going in the right direction, it is not over, and we must continue the fight now and for the foreseeable future. So staying diligent in practicing preventive measures and, most importantly, getting vaccinated are essential to protecting as many people as possible.