Understanding Covid-19 testing

Within a year of the arrival of Covid-19, the United States has developed several Covid-19 tests, multiple treatments and several vaccines. It’s not surprising that patients become confused about what service or treatment is appropriate for which situation. This article is the first of a two-part series designed to help […]

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

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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 barometric pressure. However, results were not consistent and the increase in pain reported was “not clinically significant”. The reports of patients […]

2020 Stress- It’s Time to Resurrect our New Year’s Resolutions

For some people, eating is a common reaction to stress. For others, smoking and/or alcohol, are the “go-to” coping mechanisms. Healthy resolutions made in January are often on their last legs by March, which is when the Covid-19 pandemic really hit the US. If your healthy New Year’s resolutions are […]

Eating Out and Covid-19

Now that restaurants are starting to open back up again, diners have questions that they might never have considered in the past. At restaurants, we’re exposed to things we wouldn’t be at home: food someone else has cooked, drinks someone else has poured, dishes someone else has washed, chairs that […]

Teenagers and Cabin Fever

Harassed parents of Hoosier teenagers know their kids don’t want social distancing to ease; they want it to end. Talking, texting and sharing Tiktok videos may have gotten them through the last couple of months, but today’s demand is for hangouts and overnights. The number one question on the mind […]

10 Tips for Winter Wheelchair Safety

Navigating through snow and ice can be challenging for everyone, but particularly for those who are wheelchair or scooter-bound.  Here are some tips to make winter travel a bit easier. Before winter sets in, get your wheelchair serviced to make sure that everything is in top working order. This is […]

Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery at RMH

Rotator cuff repair surgery is one of the more common surgeries done on the shoulder.  Most rotator cuff damage is caused by aging, but sometimes it can be caused by a fall, an attempt to jerk up on something  heavy, or repetitive motion such as painting, playing tennis or throwing […]

Cardiac Rehab Helps Patients Trust Their Own Hearts

After a heart attack, it can be difficult to trust your own body again. Suddenly, the beating of your heart, something you have been able to count on without thinking about it, no longer feels like a “sure thing”. While confidence usually returns in time, it helps to have support […]

Henna Tattoos: A Dye-ing Art

Art fairs and festivals abound in early fall. Given the popularity of permanent tattoos, it’s not surprising that Henna art, an ancient and temporary form of body art, is so popular among festival goers. Natural henna is a reddish brown dye that is made from the henna plant. Henna art […]