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Outpatient Procedure Helps Patients Take Control of Arthritis Pain

Sandra turned to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Dr. George Friedhoff in search of an alternative to surgery to relieve her back pain. Dr. Friedhoff performed a cooled, radiofrequency spinal ablation, a state of the art non-invasive outpatient treatment option for those suffering chronic back and joint pain. Dr. Friedhoff was able to target and burn the nerves causing Sandra’s pain. Studies have shown the treatment provides patients with up to 24 months of pain relief and improved physical function without the months of rehabilitation, risk of infection and hospitalization associated with surgery. Almost immediately after the ablation procedure, Sandra found relief from her pain. More importantly, she took back control of her life. ...Continue →

STAYING COOL: PREVENTING HEAT ILLNESSES IN OLDER ADULTS

Despite the fact that heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 600 people in the United States die by extreme heat ...Continue →

PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT MEDICAL DIRECTOR DISCUSSES SUICIDE PREVENTION

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States and one of the few leading causes of death that’s actually increasing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016—including a 36 percent increase in Ohio during that time. “Suicide is preventable and there are steps to take, but we’re often not sure about the suffering people are enduring due to the stigma associated with mental illness,” said Dr. Albana Dreshaj, medical director of the St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Psychiatric Emergency Department. Dr. Dreshaj offers some advice for those who might be struggling with suicidal thoughts or know someone who is. ...Continue →

Star gymnast finishes career on her terms with help of Dr. Canales

Rachel Stypinksi, widely considered one of - if not the - best gymnasts in the history of Kent State University’s program, was having the best season of her career. Then during her final meet before NCAA Regionals, Rachel landed her first tumbling pass and felt her foot give way and suffered what many believed to be a career-ending injury. After a thorough examination and analysis of an MRI of the foot and ankle at St. Vincent Charity, Dr. Canales was able to shine a glimmer of hope on the young athlete. ...Continue →

Virtual dementia tour gives caregivers a “humbling” exercise in empathy

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center hosted a virtual dementia tour on Thursday, May 3, 2018 for caregivers who wanted to experience how a patient with dementia sees, hears and feels in their world. ...Continue →

Free transportation increases addiction treatment attendance at Rosary Hall

WVIZ-TV recently profiled a program at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center that offers free transportation program to Rosary Hall patients completing intensive outpatient program (IOP) for addiction. ...Continue →

Medical residents host Doctors' Day show-and-tell with preschool students

In celebration of the national observance of Doctors’ Day, two St. Vincent Charity medical residents visited the Bingham Early Learning Center. Dr. Randol Kennedy and Dr. Emre Bucak did show-and-tell and dress-up with the preschool children. They also spoke to the kids about what how doctors help keep people healthy and why going to the doctor shouldn’t be scary – even if shots are involved. ...Continue →

Navigating relationship changes after bariatric surgery

Research shows weight loss surgery can also lead to dramatic changes in one's personal relationships. A recent study highlights the fact that changes in weight can affect more than just physical size. As a person's self-confidence and other lifestyle behaviors change with pronounced weight loss and improved health, other aspects of their personal lives can change, as well. Dr. Anita Maximin offers guidance on how to address this life changing surgery with a partner. ...Continue →

Learning, or re-learning, how to cook healthy meals requires some trial and error

World famous chef Julia Child once said, “this is my advice to people: learn how to cook, try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun.” ...Continue →

Dr. Joseph Sopko honored as St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s 2018 Physician of the Year

Since 1979, Dr. Joseph Sopko, chief medical officer at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, has become part of the fabric of what makes St. Vincent Charity the unique and compassionate organization that is today. He was recently recognized for his invaluable contributions during the annual doctors’ day celebration where he was presented with the physician of the year award. ...Continue →

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June 4, 2018

St. Vincent Surgeon Performs Breakthrough Knee Revision Surgery

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Dr. Bernard Stulberg recently became the first orthopedic surgeon in the country to perform total knee revision surgery utilizing the latest GPS technology. The procedure marks a breakthrough in knee revision surg ...continue reading

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