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What to Expect with Hip Surgery


So you’ve had pain in your hip for some time. You’ve tried everything from medicines to physical therapy to walkers but it’s still interfering with your everyday movement and causing you to give up your favorite activities. It’s time to consider total joint replacement surgery. Here’s what you can expect. Types of Hip Surgery [...]

Treating Common Sports Injuries


Have you ever fallen skiing and tweaked your knee? How about stepped into a rut while running and twisted your ankle? Or maybe your injuries were on the sports field as a student athlete or an adult recreation enthusiast. Most of us have been injured while playing a sport at one time in our lives, [...]

Athletic Trainer Enhances High School Sports


If you are a parent of a high school athlete in town, you’ve likely met a TMH athletic trainer. An athletic trainer is the one working one-on-one with an injured student to regain strength, or diagnosing an injury at a game. The Memorial Hospital sponsors an athletic trainer who serves the school district. Athletic trainers [...]

What to Expect with Knee Surgery


Are “bad knees” keeping you from doing the things you love to do? Maybe in the past you were an avid hiker and today you are lucky to make it around the neighborhood. If so, it may be time to consider knee surgery. “Pain that interferes with activities of daily living may mean it’s time [...]

Regular Check-ups, Exercise Increase Chance of Breast Cancer Survival

2017-07-20T11:35:26+00:00Women's Health and OB/GYN|

Getting diagnosed with breast cancer—any cancer—is scary. It’s hard to avoid thoughts of ‘what if,’ especially when there is a lag between diagnostic appointments or procedures. Yet breast cancer is survivable for many, and getting regular check ups increases those odds tremendously. Early detection often means early stage—and early stage means treatable. “I like to [...]

3D Mammography

2017-07-20T11:30:36+00:00Women's Health and OB/GYN|

When you receive a mammogram, you want to know that your results provide the clearest picture possible. No one wants to get the call that you need to go in for a second look--even if most callbacks do not result in cancer. 3D technology has many advantages over its standard counterparts. The speed and image [...]

Options for Breast Cancer Surgery

2017-07-20T11:28:40+00:00Women's Health and OB/GYN|

Most of us know someone who has been through breast cancer treatment. What you might not know is that your sister’s or best friend’s treatment choices were unique to each of them. With breast cancer, there isn’t one clear option. “When it comes to breast cancer surgery we tailor to each individual’s circumstances,” says a [...]

How to Prevent Ovarian Cancer

2017-07-20T11:26:41+00:00Women's Health and OB/GYN|

Ovarian cancer is one of those sneaky cancers—it doesn’t give a lot of signs that it’s around. That’s why annual check ups are so important for women. “Ovarian cancer is typically diagnosed by finding a mass during a physical pelvic exam. Sometimes women come in with pelvic pain, a change in bowel habits or a [...]