Here's the Latest Episode from Inside Health with Greenville Health System:
Dr. Saundra Spruiell, Diplomat of the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine at the Center for Venous & Lymphatic Medicine with Greenville Health System, discusses treatment options available for those painful, unsightly varicose veins.
The Nurse Residency Program provides an opportunity to provide new nurses with a solid career foundation.
Kristi Farmer, Manager of the Nurse Residency Program, shares details about the nurse residency program.
Learning more about the types of diabetes, the warning signs and how you can reduce your chance of developing it (or manage your diabetes better) is an important first step toward living a healthy lifestyle.
In this segment, Dr Ronak N. Desai discusses Diabetes and the ways to manage the symptoms to ensure a healthy quality of life, even with Diabetes.
A dedicated heart failure clinic serves to follow patients closely, prevent readmission to the hospital, improve quality of life, coordinate advanced heart failure care when necessary, and help patients and their families cope with congestive heart failure (CHF).
Listen as Jason Guichard,MD., cardiologist with Greenville Health System discusses heart failure and treatments available at Greenville Health System.
Listen as Kerry Sease, MD, MPH, Pediatrician and Medical Director of the Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health & Advocacy, part of GHS Children's Hospital, discusses The Bradshaw Institute's unique scope that extends care "beyond hospital walls" and into the community with a mission to promote child and family wellness and advance child health through education and research.
What can you do in your 20s to help you live a healthier life as you age?
Listen in as Lien Nguyen, MD discusses healthy lifestyle tips, and why it is important to start living a healthier lifestyle as early as your 20s because it can carry over to a healthier you as you age.
Andrew Brenyo, MD discusses AFIB, and the most current treatment options to help you live a normal, healthy life, even with Afib.
In this segment, Jesse Jorgensen, MD shares what you need to know about TAVR and the questions you should ask your doctor before considering this procedure.
GHS Children’s Hospital has one of the most comprehensive developmental-behavioral pediatric centers in the nation. Its Donald A. Gardner Family Center for Developing Minds specializes in evaluating and treating children with developmental difficulties and related behavioral issues such as learning problems, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, mental retardation and cerebral palsy.
Listen as Dr S. David Blake discusses evaluating and treating children with developmental difficulties and related behavioral issues such as learning problems, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to help parents guide their ADHD child through a healthier, happier life.
The spread of the infection can causes an increase in heart rate, respiratory rate, infection fighting blood cells, and temperature.
In this segment, Robert Alexander Brevetta, DO, explains the importance of urgently seeking care if you suspect you or a loved one might have sepsis.
Colorectal cancer often is highly treatable. If it's found and treated early (while it's small and before it has spread), the five-year relative survival rate is about 90%. But because many people are not getting tested the way they should, only about four out of 10 are cases diagnosed at this early stage when treatment is most likely to be successful.
Listen as Einar G. Lurix, MD explains that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Colonoscopies save lives, so be sure to talk to your doctor about when you should be screened for colon cancer.
For more information please go to: ghs.org/colonhealth
Listen as Bethany D. Smith, CNM, Director of Midwifery Services at Greenville Health System, explains how midwives can help you through your pregnancy and beyond.
As the holiday season ramps up, we may have some of our favorite traditional foods on our minds. Many of these traditional foods are considered less than healthy since they are typically loaded with saturated fat, salt, sugar and animal products, all waiting their turn to clog our arteries, raise our blood pressure and lure us into a diabetic coma if we overdo it.
There are so many choices and some of them are just pans of sugary, marshmallow-covered side dishes masquerading as orange vegetables.
Listen in as Mary-Elyse Edgar explains that this holiday season, resolve to be mindful of your food choices, exercise daily and, most importantly, make the commitment to maintain these changes throughout the next year.
Listen in as Doug McCormick, Nurse Practitioner, explains that early detection of lung cancer is key to more successful treatments and better outcomes.
The Breast Health Program at Greenville Health System is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to breast health. Women can be comforted in knowing we offer the best in medical science and compassionate care to partner with patients for the best in breast health.
Listen in as Brian P. McKinley, MD explains that GHS makes it easy to take care of your breast health – from prevention and screening to treatment for benign breast disease and cancer management.
Greenville Health System encourages people of all ages to engage in a healthy lifestyle. We realize how difficult it is to imagine your adult life and the responsibilities that lie ahead. GHS would like to help you understand the long-term benefits of learning good nutrition habits, leading an active lifestyle and having a healthy body image. The teenage years are when lifelong health habits start to develop.
Additionally, as your child matures (going through puberty etc..) questions are bound to come up from your teen that have them wondering. Knowing how to answer these questions will go a long way toward helping your teen deal with all these changes.
Melisa Holmes, MD is here to give great advice to parents about the best ways to help your teen get through these difficult and exciting years.
If you have noticed frequent changes in your vision, dull faded colors and a glare or “halos” around lights you may be suffering from cataracts.
A cataract is a “clouding” of the eye’s natural, crystalline lens. In a normal eye light passes through the lens and is focused on the retina – the light-sensitive area located at the back of the eye that transmits images to the brain. To help produce sharp images, the lens must remain clear.
Listen in as Alan B. Leahey, MD, discusses cataracts and what you can expect from our practice, which offers state of the art surgical treatment of cataracts, glaucoma and various ocular conditions.
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is observed every September in the United States by health experts and advocates, and individuals concerned with men’s prostate health. Designating a month for the disease serves the purpose of increasing public awareness of the importance of prostate health and screenings, educating about risk factors and symptoms, and advocating for further research on prostate health issues.
Urologists at Greenville Health System are the first in the Carolinas equipped with a new 3D-imaging device used to detect prostate cancer, according to a spokesperson for the hospital system. The new system is called Artemis.
Listen in as Matthew D. Young, MD discusses the importance of screening, this new system Artemis and what it means for men concerned about prostate cancer.
Patewood Memorial Hospital was also named high performing in hip replacement, and GHS’ flagship hospital, Greenville Memorial, was named high performing in heart failure, colon cancer surgery and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Beverly Haines, president of Patewood Memorial Hospital, is here to discuss the success of Greenville Health System’s Patewood Memorial Hospital.
Gynecologic Oncology is a sub-specialty within the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology established and dedicated solely to caring for the unique set of cancers that occur only in women. Our primary focus is the diagnosis and treatment management of reproductive cancers which include malignancies of the ovaries, uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes, vagina and vulva. Our physicians are experts in gynecologic oncology surgeries, including minimally invasive robotic surgery, and in the administration and management of chemotherapy for gynecologic cancers.
Listen in as Larry E. Puls, MD discusses the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.
NHP bring resources into the communities we serve. We know access to health care and resources can be limited. That's why we're committed to caring for people in the neighborhoods where they live.
Listen in as Jennifer Snow, the Director of Accountable Communities, explains how all patients are welcome, including those using employer insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and the uninsured.
Taking charge of your own health is one of the most important things you can do for your self and your loved ones! And health screenings are the way to be your own best health advocate.
Listen in as Philip Way, MD discusses the importance of Medical Screenings as a tool for early detection of medical conditions that might require intervention.
Listen in as Pam Miller, Director Hospice of the Foothills/Cottingham Hospice, explains that with so many options for hospice available, how do you choose the best one for yourself or a loved one?
GHS Hospice of the Foothills also extends bereavement support services to all members of the community. We offer these services to those who are dealing with grief, whether or not they’ve had previous contact with our hospice care services.
Listen in as Eunice Lehmacher, EAP Counselor, explains how her mission is to facilitate a safe and healing grief process for all persons in our community who are adjusting to a loss of a loved one.
A pediatric medical home is a family-centered partnership within a community-based system that provides uninterrupted care.
Your interdisciplinary team consists of patients and families, primary care physicians, specialists and subspecialists, hospitals and healthcare facilities, public health and the community, all to give you the best possible care for you and your family.
Listen in as J. Hunter Leigh, DO explains all the advantages of a medical home.
These are all very important questions.
Listen in as Stephen Lookadoo Jr. shares how you can select the right pediatrician for you and your family.
What can be some common signs that your child could have one of these conditions?
Listen in as Christina Martin, MD discusses common pediatric conditions, and the common signs that your child could have one of these conditions.
To learn more about GHS pediatricians you can visit ghschildrens.org or to get a pediatrician recommendation close to you, call 1-844-GHS-DOCS (447-3627).
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (also known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) can show up in your child with symptoms such as a fever, a rash, or swollen knuckles. It can be incredibly unexpected to have to diagnose your child with arthritis and you may feel overwhelmed and confused.
Why does it happen and what causes it?
Listen in as Sarah Payne-Poff, MD discusses arthritis in children and how they can find relief from this painful arthritic condition.
Listen in as Joe Maurer, MD shares tips on how to get your kids ready for back to school.
The interdisciplinary team provides excellent care for those faced with the complex needs and changes related to memory changes and impairments.
Listen in as James W. Davis, MD, explains more about the The Center for Success in Aging’s Memory Health Program at Greenville Health System.
LeAnn Perkins, MSN, ARNP, is here to explain how The Lifetime Clinic can help survivors get the long-term expert care and screenings they need to help ensure that they thrive, not just survive.
Here to explain these changes is Michael C. Riordan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greenville Health System.
The goal is to improve quality of life for both patient and family.
Such care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains and other specialists who work with the patient’s doctors.
Palliative care is an extra layer of support whereby the team can offer information and guidance for complex medical decisions.
It is appropriate at any age or stage in a serious illness and can be provided with curative treatment.
Parampal Singh Bhullar, MD., is here to explain how Greenville Health System's palliative care is here to help the whole family when one of your loved ones is suffering.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. It is caused by disease of the blood vessels leading to the brain or within the brain.
If you or a loved one was suffering from a stroke, would you know what to look for? Would you know what to do?
Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented.
If you believe that you or someone else is suffering from stroke get medical attention immediately.
Proper treatment within the first 90 minutes could mean the difference between, life, death, permanent disability or full recovery.
Mahmoud Rayes, MD., a neurologist with Greenville Health System, is here to give you the "FAST" information on what Stroke signs to look for so that you can get help as quickly as possible.
There are many factors that can affect a woman’s ability to conceive including endometriosis (which is sometimes invisible), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and male factor infertility.
Some women have no problem getting pregnant but are unable to carry a baby full-term.
Join Dr. Forstein to hear the latest in scientific research and treatment options for infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss. Dr. Forstein is no longer with GHS having been appointed Dean at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in September 2017.
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According to the New England Journal of Medicine, bariatric surgery is superior to intense medical therapy in the remission of type 2 diabetes.
Evidence suggests that surgical intervention soon after diagnosis of type 2 diabetes offers a better chance for remission than does surgery after an extended period following diabetes onset.
Patients with type 2 diabetes who have bariatric surgery have about a 50% lower risk of having complications related to diabetes (blindness, need for dialysis and amputations).
If you have had type 2 diabetes and have related health conditions, you might be a candidate for surgery.
Recent evidence suggests that you may have a change for remission, to decrease diabetes medicines and to reduce your risk of having future medical problems related to diabetes.
John D. Scott, MD is here to discuss Type 2 Diabetes: What’s right for you? Consider all of the options.
It affects nearly 5 million people in the United States.
AF is an irregular and often rapid heartbeat that can cause poor blood flow to the body.
During AF, the upper chambers of the heart (Atria) begin to quiver and beat chaotically-out of synch with the lower chambers of the heart (Ventricles).
Some of the more common signs of AF include palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness and fatigue.
With the help of your healthcare team, AF can be treated.
Andrew Brenyo MD is here to discuss AF, its diagnoses and treatments.
There are numerous options for treating dry eyes including drops and oral medications.
For patients with evaporative dry eye or meibomian gland dysfunction, there is a new FDA approved procedure done in the office to help with dry eye disease.
Alan Leahey, MC is here to discuss dry eye and how you can help those precious eyes of yours.
There are generally four pairs of sinuses including the frontal, ethmoid, maxillary, and sphenoid sinuses.
Sinusitis occurs when there is inflammation and/or infection of the paranasal sinuses.
Problems with the lining of the sinuses include environmental allergies, inability to adequately fight infection, production of abnormally thick mucus, and the tendency to form polyps.
Drew V. Collins, MD is here to discuss sinusitis and how Greenville Health System is here to help you.