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  • Show Your Heart Some TLC with a HeartScan

    Show Your Heart Some TLC with a HeartScan

    Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Known as the ‘silent killer,' one of every two deaths in America is related to heart disease.More >>
    Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Known as the ‘silent killer,' one of every two deaths in America is related to heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control Prevention, someone in the U.S. suffers a coronary event every 25 seconds. Because heart disease often strikes without warning or symptoms, many people do not know they are at risk until it is too late.More >>
  • Varicose and Spider Veins

    Varicose and Spider Veins

    Varicose veins are large, raised, swollen blood vessels that twist and turn. These veins usually develop in the legs and can be seen through the skin.More >>
    Varicose veins are large, raised, swollen blood vessels that twist and turn. These veins usually develop in the legs and can be seen through the skin.More >>
  • Head and Neck Cancer

    Head and Neck Cancer

    Head and neck cancers refer to a group of similar cancers that start in the head and neck including lip, oral cavity (mouth), nasal cavity (inside the nose), par nasal sinuses, pharynx (behind the mouthMore >>
    Head and neck cancers refer to a group of similar cancers that start in the head and neck including lip, oral cavity, nasal cavity, par nasal sinuses, pharynx and larynx. Approximately 90 percent of head and neck cancers originate from the mucus lining within these regions. Head and neck cancers often spread to the lymph nodes of the neck if they are not caught early enough.More >>
  • Mammograms

    Mammograms

    For a lot of women, working up the nerve to go in for a mammogram is tough. But it's an effort that's certainly worth the anxiety, especially if you're 40 or older or if you have a family history of breastMore >>
    For a lot of women, working up the nerve to go in for a mammogram is tough. But it's an effort that's certainly worth the anxiety, especially if you're 40 or older or if you have a family history of breast cancer.More >>
  • Colorectal Cancer

    Colorectal Cancer

    Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer – cancer of the colon or rectum – is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States.More >>
    Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer – cancer of the colon or rectum – is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States.More >>
  • Checkup 13 - Cervical cancer

    Checkup 13 - Cervical cancer

    Monday, January 13 2014 2:03 AM EST2014-01-13 07:03:21 GMT
    Checkup 13 emphasizes cervical cancer this month, and a pap smear is a simple way for women to get a vital health screening.  Cervical cancer is largely prevented by the HPV vaccine and detected by theMore >>
    Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells develop and spread in the cervix, the lower part of the uterus. More than 12,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the U.S.More >>
  • Bariatric Weight Loss and Weight Loss Surgery at St.Vincent

    Bariatric Weight Loss and Weight Loss Surgery at St.Vincent

    Monday, December 2 2013 8:19 AM EST2013-12-02 13:19:54 GMT
    We offer proven, medically based weight loss/weight loss surgery solutions and provide a full range of support services for our patients because we care.More >>
    At the St.Vincent Bariatric Center of Excellence, we know that being overweight is not a matter of willpower, but a treatable medical condition. We offer proven, medically based weight loss/weight loss surgery solutions and provide a full range of support services for our patients because we care – not only about success in our facilities, but also about our patients' continued success in maintaining weight loss at home.More >>
  • Lung Cancer

    Lung Cancer

    Each year, more Americans die from lung cancer than from any other type of cancer, and late detection is a significant part of the problem.More >>
    Each year, more Americans die from lung cancer than from any other type of cancer, and late detection is a significant part of the problem. Eighty-four percent of lung cancer patients are diagnosed after the cancer has already spread.More >>
  • Physical Therapy

    Physical Therapy

    St.Vincent's physical therapy program provides assessment, evaluation, and treatment for patients with the goal of increasing mobility, strength, endurance, function, healing and effective pain management.More >>
    St.Vincent's physical therapy program provides assessment, evaluation, and treatment for patients with the goal of increasing mobility, strength, endurance, function, healing and effective pain management.More >>
  • 'Real Housewives of NJ' stars back in court

    'Real Housewives of NJ' stars back in court

    Wednesday, August 14 2013 10:24 AM EDT2013-08-14 14:24:50 GMT
    Two stars of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" are due back in court. Teresa and Guiseppe "Joe" Giudice (JOO'-dys) are scheduled to enter a plea before a federal judge Wednesday afternoon. Lawyers sayMore >>
    Two stars of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" are due back in court.More >>
  • Vascular Disease

    Vascular Disease

    The majority of the population is aware of the critical importance of heart disease, but very few understand vascular disease.More >>
    The majority of the population is aware of the critical importance of heart disease, but very few understand vascular disease.More >>
  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy

    Epilepsy is a serious neurological disorder that affects more than 2.5 million Americans. The disease is characterized by abnormal electrical activity in the brain that causes unpredictable, recurrent seizures.More >>
    Epilepsy is a serious neurological disorder that affects more than 2.5 million Americans. The disease is characterized by abnormal electrical activity in the brain that causes unpredictable, recurrent seizures. With appropriate diagnosis, comprehensive care and treatment, seizures can be greatly reduced in many patients and sometimes even eliminated.More >>
  • CheckUp 13: Getting a HeartScan

    CheckUp 13: Getting a HeartScan

    Wednesday, February 13 2013 5:26 PM EST2013-02-13 22:26:41 GMT
    On this February 13, we set aside time for ''CheckUp 13'': a WTHR and St. Vincent Health campaign to encourage you to make your health a priority. Our emphasis this month is on heart disease and gettingMore >>
    On this February 13, we set aside time for ''CheckUp 13'': a WTHR and St. Vincent Health campaign to encourage you to make your health a priority. Our emphasis this month is on heart disease.More >>
  • When to get a cervical cancer screening

    When to get a cervical cancer screening

    Who should have a Pap test and how often? What used to be a fairly straight forward question has become a little tougher to answer with new guidelines from the American Congress of Obstetricians and GynecologistsMore >>
    Who should have a Pap test and how often? What used to be a fairly straight forward question has become a little tougher to answer with new guidelines from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).More >>
  • Depression

    Depression

    Good mental health is fundamental to overall health, to personal well-being, and to the ability to lead a healthy, balanced, and productive life. Mental health problems can impair a person's thinking,More >>
    Good mental health is fundamental to overall health, to personal well-being, and to the ability to lead a healthy, balanced, and productive life. Mental health problems can impair a person's thinking, feeling, and behavior and can be serious and disabling. According to the U.S. Surgeon General's report on mental health, nearly half of all Americans with a severe mental illness fail to seek treatment.More >>
  • Ovarian Cancer

    Ovarian Cancer

    Ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer among women, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers. It ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.More >>
    Ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer among women, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers. It ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. Ovarian cancer accounts for about 3 percent of all cancers in women. A woman's risk of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 71. Her lifetime chance of dying from ovarian cancer is about 1 in 95.More >>
  • Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a disease that affects 10 million Americans, 80% of whom are women. A skeletal disorder characterized by a loss of bone density, osteoporosis predisposes the individual to an increased risk of bone fracture.More >>
    Osteoporosis is a disease that affects 10 million Americans, 80% of whom are women. A skeletal disorder characterized by a loss of bone density, osteoporosis predisposes the individual to an increased risk of bone fracture.More >>
  • Diabetes: You Can Take Control

    Diabetes: You Can Take Control

    Diabetes affects an estimated 21 million people nationwide. It is a chronic disease characterized by high blood sugar caused when the body is unable to produce or to properly use the hormone insulin, needed to convert sugars, starches and other foods into energy.More >>
  • Prostate Cancer

    Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in America – and also one of the most treatable. One in six American men is diagnosed with prostate cancer.More >>
  • Pregnancy

    Pregnancy

    There's no bigger, more life-changing moment than welcoming a child into the world. St.Vincent Health looks after all the little things, so the birthing experience and baby's welcome are safe, warm and unique to each family.More >>
  • Checkup 13: Oral Cancer risk

    Checkup 13: Oral Cancer risk

    The spotlight for this month's Checkup 13 is on oral cancer.More >>
  • Cervical Cancer: What you need to know

    Cervical Cancer: What you need to know

    Almost all cervical cancers are linked to a common infection in the cervix called human papillomavirus (HPV). Of the more than 100 types of HPV, many are benign, but some are linked to cancer of the cervix.More >>
    Almost all cervical cancers are linked to a common infection in the cervix called human papillomavirus (HPV). Of the more than 100 types of HPV, many are benign, but some are linked to cancer of the cervix.More >>
  • Skin Cancer

    Skin Cancer

    Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than 1 million people diagnosed every year. It is also the most preventable and, if caught early, most treatable. Yet 10,000 Americans still die of skin cancer every year.More >>
  • Show Your Heart Some TLC with a HeartScan

    Show Your Heart Some TLC with a HeartScan

    It doesn't matter if you're young or old, male or female. Heart disease doesn't discriminate. So it's no surprise that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States.More >>
    It doesn't matter if you're young or old, male or female. Heart disease doesn't discriminate. So it's no surprise that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States: currently one of every two deaths in America is related to heart disease.More >>
  • Skin Cancer

    Skin Cancer

    Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than 1 million people diagnosed every year. It is also the most preventable and, if caught early, most treatable. Yet 10,000 Americans still die of skin cancer every year.More >>
  • Cervical Cancer

    Cervical Cancer

    Almost all cervical cancers are linked to a common infection in the cervix called human papillomavirus (HPV). Of the more than 100 types of HPV, many are benign, but some are linked to cancer of the cervix.More >>
  • Study Modifies Mammography Guidelines, What this means for Women

    Study Modifies Mammography Guidelines, What this means for Women

    In the Fall of 2009, the US Preventive Services Task Force released a statement that recommends against routine mammography screening for women in their 40s and recommends screening only once every two years for women ages 50 to 74.More >>
  • Breast Health

    Breast Health

    Early detection is the best protection. According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight American women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. While this is an alarming statistic, the good news is that breast cancer, when detected early, can be cured.More >>
  • Childhood Obesity

    Childhood Obesity

    Indiana parents are likely aware of the obesity epidemic facing children throughout the United States. The spread of high-calorie and low-nutrient foods throughout our culture and our increasingly sedentary lifestyles have tripled the number of obese children and teens.More >>
  • Vascular Disease

    Vascular Disease

    The majority of the population is aware of the critical importance of heart disease, but very few understand vascular disease.More >>
  • Stroke

    Stroke

    A stroke is a brain attack that occurs when a clot or ruptured blood vessel interrupts blood flow in the brain. It is essential that stroke victims get help immediately for the best chances of recovery. Do not hesitate to call 9-1-1 and go to a hospital like St.Vincent that is certified as a Primary Stroke Center.More >>
  • Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a significant loss of bone density and strength that affects millions of women and men in the United States. The only way to tell if you have osteoporosis is by measuring the bone mass through a specialized bone density test.More >>
  • Heart Disease

    Heart Disease

    One out of every two people will die from heart disease - It's the number one cause of death in this country and it often appears without warning or symptoms. Heart disease can go undetected for years and can strike anyone at any time, which is why St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana developed and implemented the HeartScan program.More >>
  • Stress and the Holidays

    Stress and the Holidays

    Holidays are a time of joy and celebration yet, for some, can also be stressful. The stress often comes from trying to create picture-perfect events which can be unrealistic.  If you find yourself feeling stressed during this time of year, these "Holiday Stress Busters" can help.More >>
  • Diabetes: You Can Take Control

    Diabetes: You Can Take Control

    You don't have to face diabetes alone. Whether you recently were diagnosed with the disease, or you've lived with it for years, understanding all you can about diabetes is key to gaining control, feeling better and staying healthy. Continuous advances in the treatment of diabetes have produced tools that can help you manage your disease and preserve your quality of life.More >>
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