Patients with rheumatoid arthritis living through the current COVID-19 pandemic face some unique challenges when it comes to their disease and its treatment. Here are the answers to three frequently asked questions for patients who have rheumatoid arthritis.
Whether you’re a patient, visitor, physician or staff member, your health is always our number one priority. Whether you’re coming in for surgery or routine testing, we want you to rest assured that we’ve put every precaution in place to protect your health and make you feel safe and comfortable in our hospital.
Spinal stenosis is a common spine condition that causes back and/or neck pain. Most commonly, spinal stenosis occurs in the low back called the lumbar area. It develops when the spinal canal becomes narrow and compresses the spinal cord. This narrowing can put pressure on the spinal nerves that run down the leg causing pain…Details
Choosing a sunscreen isn’t as easy as it used to be. Over the last few years there has been a lot of debate and growing concern over how effective they are, what kinds of chemicals they might contain and how those chemicals affect your skin and overall health. There are so many options that the…Details
With the spread of COVID-19 across the country, our nation’s supply of blood has become severely depleted. Many blood drives were cancelled when schools and businesses closed and the opportunity to donate while remaining socially distant remains challenging.
Spinal disks are the pads that sit between vertebrae and act as shock absorbers for the spine. When a disk herniates (sometimes referred to as a slipped disk, bulging disk or protruding disk), the soft center of the spinal disk pushes through a crack in its tough exterior casing and into the spinal canal. Some…Details
While we’ve been dealing with COVID-19 for most of this year, there are still a lot of questions when it comes to COVID-19 antibody testing. If you were recently ill but didn’t get tested for COVID-19, you may be wondering if you actually had the virus or not. Others who didn’t get sick or have…Details
When we think of sun-related damage, we often think about our skin, but the sun’s ultraviolet rays also pose a threat to our eye health. As the summer heats up and the sun is in the sky longer, remember that also comes with increased exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. If you’re looking to buy a…Details
Have you ever experienced a sensation of dizziness where you felt like you were riding a tilt-a-whirl? That feeling of a passing dizzy spell that affects your balance, causing lightheadedness, unsteadiness or faintness, is a common occurrence and could potentially be classified as vertigo.
Whiplash is a neck and spine injury most typically caused by a rear end collision in a motor vehicle accident (MVA). It can also be caused by a blow to the head, a sports injury, or a slip and fall. Whiplash occurs as a result of a rapid back and forth stretch to the structures…Details