Have you ever bought a lottery ticket and just thrown it away? Probably not. You always want to keep the ticket until the drawing so you check the numbers before its thrown away, unless of course you are one of the lucky ones. There are a lot of unlucky numbers out there for men. It’s recommended that men get a checkup each year because the earlier something is caught the sooner something can be done about it. Here are just a few of the unlucky numbers you should know:
Did you know that approximately 196,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year? Have you experienced a weak urinary stream, blood in your urine or impotence? These are possible signs of Prostate Cancer.
Governor Jay Nixon recently appointed Dr. Kevin W. Lollar, MD, FACS, board-certified otolaryngologist at Hannibal Regional Medical Group, to the Missouri Board of Examiners for Hearing Instrument Specialists.
Dr. Lollar’s duties on the board will include, reviewing applicants for licensure and making recommendations to the division on matters of discipline of licenses; reviewing and approving other states with equivalent or stricter requirements for reciprocal licenses; approving the examination required for licensure and may administer the practical portion of the examination; and reviewing and approving courses for continuing education credits required for license renewal.
The foot is a complex structure of 26 bones and 33 joints, layered with an intertwining web of more than 120 muscles, ligaments, and nerves. It’s no wonder so many people suffer from foot pain. According to the American Podiatric Medical Association’s survey of 1,000 US adults ages 18 and older, found the majority of Americans say they have experienced foot pain (77 percent), but only a third of those would seek expert care by a podiatrist. Foot pain can have a profound impact on quality of life. Half of all adults say that foot pain has restricted their activities—like walking, exercising, working, or playing with grandchildren—in some way. For those with chronic foot pain, that number jumps to 83 percent. People say they would exercise more (39 percent) and participate in more activities (41 percent) if it weren’t for their foot pain
Hannibal Regional Medical Group’s Monroe City Family Practice honored family members of Valerie Cladwell, Medical Assistant and Linda Stultz, Secretary, by wearing gray for the month of May to raise awareness of Brain Cancer. Valerie Caldwell’s mother, Julie Leake and Linda Stultz’s husband, Donnie Stultz have both been affected by brain cancer.
Okay, double vision is not good. If you have double vision you should immediately see one of our eye care professionals, but if you want double vision as in two pairs of new glasses – now is the time to schedule an appointment with the Vision Institute. For the month of June 2014, the Vision Institute is offering a special of buy one complete pair of glasses and receive a 2nd pair of equal or lesser value for 50% off! Some exclusions apply (Oakely & Maui Jim). See the Vision Institute for details. If you or someone you know is in need of glasses, please contact the Vision Institute at 573-406-5730.
Free skin cancer screenings will be offered on May 28. Appointments are limited, so call 573-629-3500 today to register for the free skin cancer screening in Hannibal, Monroe City, or Shelbina.
On April 1 the Pike Medical Clinic, with locations in Bowling Green and Louisiana, Missouri became part of the Hannibal Regional Medical Group. Tim Polley, Executive Director of HRMG said “We are honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to add quality providers such as Drs. Phillip Pitney and Jan Onik, Nurse Practitioners Sean Weaver and Jennifer Chandler and their staff to HRMG’s team. Pike Medical Clinic has been a provider of healthcare in Pike County for over 40 years, and we look forward to continuing their tradition of service to these communities.”
Just because you can’t feel it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Just ask the more than 43,000 Americans who were diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer last year. Unfortunately, many Americans do not recognize the symptoms of these life-threatening diseases, and by the time they are diagnosed, for some, it’s too late.
It is estimated that oral and pharyngeal cancers will claim approximately 8,000 lives this year. However, there is hope; if diagnosed early, these cancers can be more easily treated without significant complications, and the chances of survival greatly increase.
The Hannibal Regional Medical Group Vision Institute recently held an open house to celebrate the Northport location’s team merging with the facility at 175 Shinn Lane. The event was a great way to show off the new facility and parking lot that was completed earlier this year. During the Open House, the Vision Institute held a drawing for a chance to win Maui Jim Sunglasses. There were over 75 entries and the winner of the sunglasses was Jan Crane from Hannibal. Jan is a current patient of the Vision Institute and she was very excited to be the winner.
On Wednesday, March 26, the Salt River Community Care nursing home received a Bionix Otoclear Ear Irrigation system donated by Hannibal Regional Medical Group’s (HRMG) Shelbina Family Practice. The idea for the donation came to Tatyana Rains, NP when she was seeing patients at the nursing home and saw a need for one. With the recent passing of Dr. Lichty’s wife, Carol, HRMG’s Shelbina Practice wanted to do something special in her name. Since, she was a resident at Salt River Community Care for several years the Shelbina Family Practice was excited to fill a need at the nursing home in her honor.
One out of every eight Americans has hearing loss in both ears, and as many as one in five are hard of hearing on at least one side. Sometimes traditional hearing aids cannot help everyone. There is a new product called Baha (Bone Anchored Hearing Aids) that is giving those with hearing loss a second option. The Baha 4 Attract System uses magnets to connect the sound processor to a titanium implant. Kevin Lollar, MD, FACS is board certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology and is a member of the Hannibal Regional Medical Group. Dr. Lollar was the 16th provider in the United States during Cochlear’s controlled market release phase after they received FDA approval for the device in December 2013. “Patients that are good candidates for this procedure are drawn to it for a number of reasons, including the ease of care, reduced risks of complications and the fact that the surgery can be completed in less than an hour,” according to Dr. Lollar…
Congratulations to Kevin Lollar, MD, FACS, who has received a three-year appointment as Cancer Liaison Physician for the cancer program at Hannibal Regional Hospital. Cancer Liaison Physicians are an integral part of cancer programs accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC).
Dr. Lollar is among a national network of more than 1,500 volunteer physicians who are responsible for providing leadership and direction to establish, maintain, and support their facilities’ cancer programs…
Hannibal Regional Medical Group recently welcomed Larry Wood, MD, to their Vision Institute team. Dr. Wood prides himself on devoting the time and personal attention it takes to best evaluate and treat each patient. “My goal is to work closely with your Optometrist to make sure together we are taking care of your eyes, the best we can.”
Lunch and Learn for HRHS team members with Dr. Larry Wood, HRMG Ophthalmologist. Dr. Wood will be discussing Glaucoma Awareness on Tuesday, January 21st at 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm and 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm in Conference Room A/B.
Hannibal Regional Medical Group prides itself on supporting the surrounding communities and guiding the patient population to optimal health. One way that HRMG does this is by providing free health screenings and educational events. October 2013 In October Hannibal Regional Medical Group hosted its first Medicare informational seminar. HRMG partnered with GDC Trust to present information to help educate those nearing the age of 65 and those who may want…
br>Over 25 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes, and estimates show another 79 million are pre-diabetic. HRMG providers and the HRH Diabetic Center are working on ways to raise diabetes awareness and provide community education.