June is Men’s Health Month, so we’re tackling the top men’s health risks and how you can help protect yourself from them. Heart Disease It’s the number one killer for men, with the most common form being Coronary Artery Disease. A man’s risk of heart disease rises significantly starting at age 45, and 1 in … Continue reading “Top Health Risks for Men”

We at St. Bernards have invited our cancer patients and their families to join us for a fun celebration of National Cancer Survivors’ Day on Sunday, June 5. Our event – always held on the first Sunday of June – will be one of many held in hundreds of communities nationwide and around the world. … Continue reading “Let’s Celebrate National Cancer Survivors’ Day”

This month is National Stroke Awareness Month. When it comes to a stroke every second you have counts, so you have to act FAST. Rapid response and learning how to identify the warning signs often makes the difference between full recovery and permanent disability. Signs/Symptoms of a Stroke Face          Facial drooping or … Continue reading “Every Minute Counts, So Act FAST”

Everyone loves a great tip—especially if it helps make a hard job a little easier. Today’s blog is a list of 50 tips anyone can use for practicing a healthier lifestyle. These tips reinforce a foundational truth: a healthy lifestyle is not one big thing. Like almost any other worthy pursuit, it is multiple layers … Continue reading “100 Tips for Healthy Living (Part 1)”

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”