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Sleep apnea prevents millions of Americans from getting a restful night’s sleep, but it can be cured. Just ask Philip Mattair. “I did my six-month checkup at the sleep clinic and came out with flying colors,” said Mattair. “Not one snore.” Mattair had reached his limit after his continuous positive airway pressure...
Congratulations to Memorial Hospital’s cardiovascular team for earning certification from the American College of Cardiology for its Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) program. TAVR may help those with severe aortic stenosis, a condition that decreases blood flow from the heart out into the body. The minimally invasive procedure, which does not require open heart surgery, involves...
In the news: Last week, film and television star Kirstie Alley passed away after a brief battle with colon cancer, joining a long list of celebrities who have succumbed to the disease such as film and television actor Chadwick Boseman and NFL football coach Vince Lombardi. Colon cancer is deadly...
It appears the “new normal” of trying to avoid respiratory illness will continue into the new year as COVID-19, influenza, RSV and strep throat attempt to take the happy out of our holidays. “We spent the last two and a half years learning a lot about how germs spread and about...
Beacon Health System today announced that Dale A. Patterson, MD, MS, FAAFP, has been named President of Beacon Medical Group. Dr. Patterson, who has served in various clinical leadership roles with the healthcare organization for the past 15 years, will assume the role in January 2023. Dr. Patterson is currently Vice...
Beacon Health System has been granted an extension to continue COVID-19 vaccination outreach activities that began under a $4.8 million grant last spring from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. This grant extension will allow Beacon and its community partners to continue to provide valuable education and services focused on...
Beacon Health System thanked its nearly 8,000 associates this Thanksgiving season by offering them a frozen turkey wrapped inside an insulated keepsake bag. Leaders from across the organization personally thanked each associate last week as they passed out turkeys and insulated bags at Community Hospital of Bremen, Elkhart General Hospital, Memorial...
The national baby formula shortage is still a pressing concern for many new and expectant mothers. Fortunately, Beacon Health System has implemented a new program to help alleviate the problem and provide nutrition to some of the most vulnerable members of our community. Beacon and the non-profit The Milk Bank launched...
There’s still time to get the most out of your health insurance plan for this year. Be sure to take a minute to review your plan for any remaining benefits you haven’t used this calendar year. Health spending accounts Did you set aside tax-free dollars in a Health Savings Account, Health Reimbursement...