| Jun 10, 2013
| 1:47 PM
A New Ankle Brings a New Outlook on Life
Total ankle replacements restore mobility, end crippling pain.
By Rich Ellis
C.E. “Butch” Davidson, 70 and a Salem resident, loved to dance with his wife at the Moose Lodge. In fact, it’s...
| Jul 17, 2012
Before you place your foot in that salon's pedicure basin, remember to ask the right questions and save yourself a trip to the doctor.
Bacteria and fungi from unsanitary salons can cause major health risks, according to the South Dakota Cosmetology...
| Nov 28, 2012
Nephrologists are only too familiar with dialysis patients challenged by disabilities and myriad health issues.
But a recent study by Johns Hopkins University found that a simple quiz to determine how well dialysis patients perform daily living tasks...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 7:47 AM
Attorney General Linda Kelly today announced that Pennsylvania will receive more than half a million dollars as part of a $95 million national settlement against a Connecticut pharmaceutical company.
Kelly said the settlement resolves allegations that...
| Apr 25, 2012
As we celebrated Earth Day on Sunday, I was reminded of this Native American proverb: “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
Salem students celebrate Earth Day
Students at Salem Avenue...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 7:29 PM
Jim Keenan wasn't particularly alarmed by a small blister that developed on his heel. Five days later, the 62-year-old's foot was so seriously infected doctors feared they might need to amputate his lower leg.
Keenan, who also has Type 2 diabetes,...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 10:43 AM
The driver of the Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School that crashed into an east side bridge in March suffered from a heart attack prior to the accident.
The Marion County Coroner’s Office said Thomas Spencer, 60, died from multiple blunt...
| Jun 13, 2012
Leg pains and calf cramps can be a warning sign of something much more dangerous lingering in your body especially if you're over the age of 60. Vanessa Bolano shows us why.
With 12 grandkids 63-year-old Frank Lagarde never has a chance to rest, but five...
| Oct 19, 2010
Gail Dolgin, documentary filmmaker
Gail Dolgin, 65, an Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker, died Oct. 7 at her home in Berkeley. She was diagnosed in 2001 with breast cancer, which later spread to other parts of her body.
Dolgin produced and...
| Feb 16, 2011
About 9:30 a.m. Oct. 28, Westchester resident Shirley Grant went into full cardiac arrest and was taken to the emergency room at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.
"I don't remember anything about that day," said Grant, 66, a registered nurse, mother of two...
| Mar 30, 2011
Q: My local senior center is sponsoring a test to check for "peripheral artery disease." The test is free, and they say it's safe and painless. Do you think it's a good idea?
A: Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a form of atherosclerosis. In this case,...
| May 23, 2011
| 6:51 AM
Every 45 seconds, someone in America has a stroke. Riverside Health System doctors will provide an update on stroke risks, prevention and new treatments May 25 for this month's "The Doctor Is In" series at Patrick Henry Mall.
And to mark May's Older...