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Cutting Edge Cancer Treatment

Immunotherapy is one of the newest forms of cancer treatment. It is based on  research by Dr. James P Allison, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work in 2018. The immune system is the body’s defense mechanism. When the immune system recognizes disease or infection, it’s normal response […]

Insomnia and Aging – Staring at the Ceiling at 1 a.m.

Are you over 65 and find yourself staring at the ceiling at 1 or 2 am? If so, you’re not alone. According to research, as many as 50% of seniors have the same problem. Insomnia, or the inability to sleep, can be as debilitating as going without food, water or […]

What are the consequences of putting off a total joint replacement?

According to Dr. Jeffrey Ginther, RMH Orthopedic surgeon specializing in total joint replacements, patients who put off having a necessary joint replacement risk weakening the muscles surrounding the joint. Weakened muscles will extend the time it takes to complete rehabilitation therapy after joint replacement surgery. Having a total joint replacement […]

Can people with arthritis really feel the weather “in their bones”?

The answer is both “yes” and “no”. Yes, studies show that some people with arthritis feel more pain on cold, overcast days and on days following a rise in the barometric pressure. However, results were not consistent and the increase in pain reported was “not clinically significant”. The reports of […]

Repetitive Strain Injuries, a Risk at Work and on the Field

Performing the same motion, over the over, can cause a Repetitive Stress Injury, or RSI. One of the most commonly recognized RSI’s is Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, but there are many others. They can affect many parts of the body, including the shoulder, elbow, hands, knees, etc. The constant vibration of […]

The RMH Patient Portal, Your “One Stop Shop” for Medication Information

Location in the Portal The RMH Patient Portal provides a great dashboard for managing your health, including how to manage your medications. Located under the “Health Record” section of the portal, the Medications section includes a variety of features. Print-ready List of Medications There is a list of all of […]

Heart Attack Symptoms and Dying Alone

The sooner a person recognizes the signs of a heart attack, the sooner help can be sought and the more likely it is that the victim will survive. Unfortunately, studies have shown that people are actually more likely to call an ambulance for someone else than for themselves. This is […]

RMH Has New Tool for the Treatment of Knee Pain

Since arriving at RMH, Dr. Jeffrey Ginther  has begun giving various injections in the knee, including a type of injection known as “viscosupplementation”. Normal knee joints have sacs of a thick, slippery, fluid between the bone. This fluid helps cushion the joint and allow the bones in the knee to […]

Exercise Common Sense

Starting a new workout plan? If you’re trying to figure out what types of exercise to do, here are a few points to remember: Don’t worry about trying to create the perfect plan. Any exercise plan you follow through on is going to make a difference. Ideally, you should get […]

For Diabetic Foodies, Delicious Ingredients for Low-Glycemic Cooking

Finding out you have diabetes doesn’t suddenly give you a taste for all things low-carb, and it doesn’t remove your craving for treats. In fact, if you have diabetes, chances are your taste for treats is pretty highly developed. If you tell yourself that having diabetes means you have to […]