Archive for 'Well Being'

Hospital services pamper recovering patients

Hospital services pamper recovering patients

By Jana Soeldner Danger Many hospitals today offer luxury services that go beyond typical medical treatment. They are designed to make clients feel pampered, and they often take a holistic approach to recovery. At Broward Health [...]

The doctor’s waiting room getting a makeover

The doctor’s waiting room getting a makeover

  By Jana Soeldner Danger Healthcare offices are no longer the clinical, design-challenged spaces they once were. Instead, many of them are attractive and inviting. “Medical offices have changed,” says Catherine Pliess, program coordinator for interior [...]

When holding a breath may help your health

When holding a breath may help your health

By Jana Soeldner Danger Katy Casanova didn’t expect to have to relearn how to breathe after she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 29. But to make the most of new technology that allows physicians [...]

When to ask if a medical test is necessary

When to ask if a medical test is necessary

By Jana Soeldner Danger Is your doctor ordering too many tests and administering more treatments than necessary? At best, over-testing and treating can waste a patient’s time and money. At worst, it can cause actual harm. [...]

Profiles in medicine: Dr. Cory Lessner

Profiles in medicine: Dr. Cory Lessner

Editor’s note: LASIK specialist Dr. Cory Lessner, recently honored with the Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award, sees life-changing improvements in eyesight  By Jana Soeldner Danger Attention, everyone who gropes for glasses or contacts before getting out of [...]

BoneScalpel may offer less invasive option

BoneScalpel may offer less invasive option

By Jana Soeldner Danger Tommy Braga, a retired police officer and lead singer in a pop rock band called Mainstreet, knew something was wrong when he started having bouts of severe pain in his neck and [...]

Helping survivors ‘trust their bodies again’

Helping survivors ‘trust their bodies again’

By Jana Soeldner Danger When Pamela Wetmore finished treatment for breast cancer, she says she felt relieved. She began taking the maintenance tamoxifen her oncologist prescribed, and everything seemed to be OK. Then suddenly, she found [...]

Treating a patient as more than an illness

Treating a patient as more than an illness

By Jana Soeldner Danger Karene Harper was a single mother with an eight-month-old baby daughter and two sons, ages eight and 14, when she was diagnosed with Stage 3 lymphoma. “The idea that I might not [...]

UM doctors use new robotic surgical system

UM doctors use new robotic surgical system

By Jana Soeldner Danger After a routine physical, Keith McKerrow was brought up short by a diagnosis of prostate cancer. “It was a shock,” he says. “When you hear a diagnosis like that, the only thing [...]

Tiny cardiac monitors are now fact, not SciFi

Tiny cardiac monitors are now fact, not SciFi

By Jana Soeldner Danger A new cardiac monitor is so tiny it’s virtually invisible when inserted, but Medtronic’s Reveal LINQ is part of a powerful new system allowing physicians to monitor their patients’ heartbeats continuously for up [...]