How can physical therapy help you?

Posted by Tracy Shupe, PT, LAT, ATC, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on Oct 24, 2017 1:28:05 PM

October is National Physical Therapy Month. However, many people aren't completely aware of the profession of physical therapy and what it can do for them.

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Topics: Fitness/activity, Rehabilitation, Specialty Care

What is your thyroid and when should you be concerned about it?

Posted by Sara Maurer, NP-C, Endocrinology, Ridgeview Specialty Clinic on Oct 4, 2017 2:32:33 PM

The hormones produced by your thyroid gland influence almost all of the metabolic processes in your body. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped, endocrine gland that sits low on the front of the neck, just below the Adam's apple. The thyroid secretes several hormones, collectively called thyroid hormones. These hormones influence and regulate metabolism, growth and development and body temperature. Thyroid disorders are caused by either too many or too few thyroid hormones.

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Topics: Diet and Nutrition, Women's Health, Fitness/activity, Specialty Care

What do you need to know about hearing loss?

Posted by Carrie D. Meyer, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA on Sep 19, 2017 12:20:18 PM

As the U.S. population, specifically the baby boomers, age, more scientific and medical research has focused on health and lifestyle issues that can be modified to improve and promote healthy aging.

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Topics: Primary Care, Wellness, Specialty Care

When should you call an ambulance?

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Sep 8, 2017 11:46:01 AM

When should you call an ambulance instead of driving to the emergency department? You may live near a hospital and believe it's faster to drive yourself or an injured person to the emergency department. But first, you need to answer the following questions:

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Topics: Heart Health, Specialty Care

What's normal or abnormal for your joints as you age?

Posted by Michael Edwards, MD, Rheumatology, Ridgeview Specialty Clinic on Jun 7, 2017 9:02:25 AM

As a rheumatologist, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to meet with people of all ages. Regardless of their age, one of the most frequent concerns that comes up in our conversations is what exactly is "normal or abnormal" as we all get older.

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Topics: Diet and Nutrition, Fitness/activity, Specialty Care

Medical and health information presented here is intended to be general in nature, and should not be viewed as a substitute for professional advice. Please consult with a health care professional for all matters relating to personal medical and health care issues. In case of an emergency, please call 911. 

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