HealthWise – Summer 2014 Caregiver Tips, Ovarian Cancer & Treating Strains & Sprains

Welcome to the summer edition of HealthWise.

In this issue, our providers offer great advice on staying healthy as a caregiver, ovarian cancer warning signs, treating sprains and injuries, and more. Please read on and share these health tips. If you need help scheduling a summer appointment, click the appointment link or visit Enjoy the rest of the summer!

 In this issue: Caregiving Tips  |  Ovarian Cancer Warnings  |  Sprains & Strains
Caregivers: Don’t forget to take care of yourself
8 Tips from Thomas Walsh, M.D.
Whether you’ve recently become caregiver to an aging or ill family member -- or have been tackling the responsibility for some time -- you must make your own health a priority. The caregiving role can be very rewarding, but it can also tax you both physically and emotionally. After becoming a primary caretaker myself, I learned several lessons and have a keen interest in this issue. Here are 8 tips I suggest to my patients for reducing stress and staying healthy as a caregiver:
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Share the Warning Signs:
A Q&A With Llyern Bartholomew, CRNP

Q: Isn’t Ovarian Cancer called the “silent killer” because it has no significant symptoms?

That’s a bad misnomer that we need to discard. Ovarian cancer clearly has symptoms; they are just more subtle in the early stages so it’s important that a woman listens to and knows her body. Ovarian cancer is the...

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Treating Strains & Sprains
By: José Zarzuela, M.D.
With the great summer weather, more of my patients are hitting the tennis court, biking, running or taking up water sports. But with more- or new- activities can come minor sports-related injuries. The first-course of treatment I recommend for most minor sprains (twisted or wrenched ligaments) and strains (overstretched muscles or tendons) is the PRICE method:
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MPCP News:

Coming Soon: MPCP Patient Portal!
Our patient portal is a secure online website that will allow patients 24/7 access to their personal health information by using a secure login (username) and password.
Patients will have access to:
  • Lab results;
  • Information on the clinical summary of office visits; and
  • A messaging system to request appointments, prescription refills, and/or referrals.
Watch for more details in September, 2014.

Summer Reading:
How to Treat Poison Ivy by: Jamie Harms, M.D.

Tips for protecting your family this summer