RMH Blog

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea have airways that become blocked during sleep, usually from the collapse of soft tissue in the airways. This causes the patient to stop breathing, resulting in a drop in oxygen levels and sleep deprivation. In the short term, obstructive sleep apnea causes fatigue and discomfort. […]

RMH Swing Bed Program

RMH’s “Swing Bed Program” is especially designed for patients who are well enough to leave the hospital but not well enough to go home. Swing bed patients are allowed to remain in the hospital after discharge from normal hospital care. They say in the same location but they are reclassified […]

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes the bones to become weaker and more likely to break. It was once thought to be a “woman’s disease”, since it affects about 1 in 4 women aged 65 and over. It’s now recognized that about 1 in 20 men aged 65 and over […]

Safe Tick Removal

Ticks are one of the less fortunate signs of summer. The key to safe tick removal is speed. Remove the tick as soon as possible after it latches on. Grab it as close to the skin as possible with a pair of tweezers and jerk straight up. If part of […]

Anti-Aging Skin Care

An anti-aging skin care routine should fit both your skin type and your budget. When starting a new routine, introduce only one product to your skin at a time. Use each new product for several weeks before adding a new one, so you can check for allergies and make sure […]

What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

When talking about surgery, it is common to hear the term “laparoscopic surgery”. One easy way to remember what this means is to recall that a “laparoscope” is a big word for a very small thing: a miniature camera with a light source that is inserted into the body through […]

Building Trust Helps Uncover Cyberbullying

No one wants to see their child become the victim of a bully. Bullies, who act on social media platforms, over text or apps, etc., using digital communications, are “cyberbullies.” Cyberbullying can be difficult to detect, unless your child confides in you. If you want your kids to come to […]