Get ready! It’s almost time for the St. Bernards Medical Group Health and Fitness Expo and it includes something for everyone. From cooking demonstrations in our Healthy Cooking Kitchen to physician panel discussions, from booths related to health and fitness and free health screenings, from a certified 5K, half-marathon to a kids 1 mile fun … Continue reading “Be Healthy at the Health & Fitness Expo”

Choosing a primary care provider (PCP) is a very important decision.  Your PCP is your main healthcare provider.  They provide preventive care services as well as treat common acute and chronic medical conditions.  They will also be responsible for determining when you may need to be seen by a specialist and making those referrals.  Ideally, … Continue reading “Choosing a Primary Care Provider”

A fascinating study presented in October 2012 to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) revealed some alarming statistics regarding injury rates and athletic trainers. The results revealed that overall injury rates were 1.73 times higher in soccer and 1.22 times higher in basketball in schools without athletic trainers. Also, recurrent injury rates were 5.7 times … Continue reading “A Case For the Athletic Trainer”

by: Dr. David Vance You most likely know someone who has a pacemaker to help regulate his or her heartbeat. And chances are, you also know someone who has a defibrillator. Both are implantable devices that are placed under the skin just below the collarbone, and both are designed to regulate a patient’s heartbeat. Both … Continue reading “Pacemaker and Defibrillators: Know the Difference”