There’s life before your heart attack, and then there’s life after. Those first days and weeks as you start “life after” can be difficult physically, mentally and emotionally. That’s one reason the earlier you start going to cardiac rehab, the faster you recover. Read the rest of this entry »
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But let’s face it–sometimes a parent needs to take a shower, enjoy a few moments of conversation with a friend or drive somewhere without constant interruptions. However, when the fifteen minutes turns into several hours a day, it might be time to look at other activities designed to stimulate your child’s fine motor, language and social skills. Read the rest of this entry »
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His warning signs?
• Tired and easily winded
• Shortness of breath
• Minimal feelings of discomfort around the heart
The 64-year-old small-business owner and director of the Logan and Mason County Salvation Army received life-saving care at Memorial Medical Center and then started cardiac rehabilitation at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Read the rest of this entry »
A Springfield native who attended Feishan’s High School, he achieved that dream quickly upon graduation when he enlisted in the U.S. Marines in 1963.
He was assigned to the 1st Marine Regiment of the 1st Marine Division. By July 1965, his unit had deployed to patrol South Vietnam, where he served as a communications and radio operator.
Later that year, Pete contracted a severe case of malaria. He came home soon after to recover and was honorably discharged.
His was a less-than-glamorous homecoming, like so many other war veterans of his time and those who served before him. So when his opportunity came to travel on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., this past summer, he had high hopes of returning home to his family and friends with a greater sense of celebration and fond memories to boot.
But first, Pete had to ensure his health would allow the trip to happen at all. Read the rest of this entry »
Physical therapy is often the last step to recovery after a surgery, injury or hospital stay. It’s also an important part of making you whole again and getting back to your everyday life. But because you can’t just walk-in for treatment like you do at your doctor’s office, getting access to physical therapy may seem like a daunting task. It doesn’t have to be!
With the help of this short video, you will be able to navigate through the steps to access the care you need to get back on your feet. Read the rest of this entry »
Brianne Buckmaster didn’t know what was happening to her when she was rushed to Memorial Medical Center in the early morning hours of a January winter.
She knew something was wrong when she tried to get out of bed and promptly fell on the floor. What she didn’t know yet was that she had had a stroke. But she was only 22. And she was 13 or 14 weeks pregnant.
Fortunately for Brianne, her father heard her fall and checked to make sure she was OK. He called 911, and an ambulance was soon whisking her to Memorial Medical Center. Read the rest of this entry »
On Oct. 8, 2013, George Rudis began his day the way he always does—with a run at the Sacred Heart-Griffin track. For the 62-year-old Springfield native and lifelong athlete in training for a marathon, everything seemed normal.
“I got up like I do every day, got to the track and we ran our first mile as a warm up,” he said. “I went to check my watch, and, the next thing I knew, I woke up two days later in the hospital. I remember nothing beyond that.”
In the time in between — the time he doesn’t remember — George nearly died three times. Read the rest of this entry »
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When Walter Melcher learned he had Stage 4 throat cancer, he knew the prognosis wasn’t good. Just four years earlier, he had lost his first wife to a 13-year battle with breast cancer.
Six months later, while he was undergoing treatment, he learned that he also had thyroid cancer.
The double whammy of two cancers left him exhausted and made it difficult for him to swallow food. But Memorial Medical Center’s oncology rehab program, known as the STAR Program, has helped him get back on his feet. Read the rest of this entry »
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Stan Zielinski went through “many, many years of denial” before he realized he could no longer put off his knee surgery.
And now, after having both knees replaced in separate procedures six months apart about five or six years ago, the Springfield resident said he’s very happy he followed through with it.
“It was one of the best decisions that I have made,” Stan said, “other than marrying my wife.”
Stan praised Memorial Medical Center’s JointWorks program, through which more than 1,200 patients undergo hip- and knee-replacement surgery each year, during a recent interview with Bob Murray, the host of the morning show on WTAX 1240 AM. Read the rest of this entry »
As you hit the stores this holiday season for the latest toys, why not look for gifts to help your child build speech and language skills? Jennifer Pollock, CCC-SLP, CLC, speech therapist at Memorial Outpatient Rehab Services shares ideas on what toys and games help facilitate your child’s development.