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May 2016

Don’t Ignore Youth Sports Injuries

Each year more than 1.35 million children suffer a sports-related injury serious enough to require medical care. In addition to sprains, strains and fractures, here are some of the more common but sometimes less obvious injuries that parents need to be aware of.

Concussion
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury usually caused by a blow to the head. In recent years, there’s been a…

Prostate Cancer By the Numbers

14Percentage of men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.

66Average age when a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer.

71Number of American men who die each day of prostate cancer.

180,890Estimated number of new cases of prostate cancer in 2016.

2.9Million—Number of American men who have already been diagnosed with prostat…

All the Ways We Care

Total Joint Replacement Surgery at Main Street Hospital.

Remember the 1970s TV show The Six Million Dollar Man? Steve Austin, an astronaut who was almost killed in an accident, has his body literally rebuilt using technology, becoming the first bionic man.
Today, “going bionic” is a commonplace event for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have joint replacement surgery every…

Getting Ready for the New School Year

August is a busy time of year for most families. Summer is winding down and the school year is starting up. It’s also the best time to consider a number of health issues to ensure your children have a safe and healthy school year.

Vaccinations
The start of a new school year is a good time to make sure your children are up-to-date with their vaccinations. This chart is provided only as a…

Knowing the Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

Age
Prostate Cancer is rare in young men. At age 50, your chances for having the disease start to rise dramatically. About six in 10 cases of prostate cancer occur in men age 65 and older.

Race
African-American Menare more likely to have prostate cancer than Hispanic or white men. In fact, African-American men are twice as likely to die of prostate cancer than any other ethnic…

Live It Out! 7 Things You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in men. One out of every six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 35,000 die from the disease every year. In fact, a man is 33 percent more likely to have prostate cancer than a woman is to have breast cancer!

While there is no sure way to prevent prostate cancer, here’s how you can possibly lower your…

A Message From Our CEO: Is It Time For That Talk with Your Doctor?

About 2.9 million American men have been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

It’s THE most common form of cancer in men, and the second most deadly (next to lung cancer). Yet too many men have never talked to their personal physician about prostate cancer. Some men just don’t want to know if they have the disease.

After all, about 2.9 million American men have been diagnosed with prostat…

An Interview with Arnold Palmer: Arnie’s Biggest Win

The legendary golfer is raising awareness about the importance of early detection of prostate cancer.

Arnold Palmer won 62 PGA tournaments, 10 Senior PGA tournaments and seven major championships during a professional golfing career that spanned five decades. But with all those victories, Palmer considers his win against prostate cancer to be one of his biggest. Even at age 86, Palmer devotes…

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