Are you or a loved one losing sleep? A sleep study can help to diagnose sleep apnea and other sleep conditions so you can begin treatment and be on your way to feeling more rested.
In this HealthBreak we hear from cardiopulmonary manager Jason Everson as he discusses the Sleep Center at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.
Sleep Study Video Transcript
If you snore, have daytime sleepiness or stop breathing while asleep, Jewish Hospital Shelbyville can provide a sleep study to help determine the cause.
Jason Everson explains.
Jason Everson, Cardiopulmonary Manager
Patients will come in and they will spend the night with us. They will be connected to several monitors to monitor their airway, chest movement and their brainwaves. We watch their snoring. Their leg movement.
Using this data doctors can often diagnose sleep apnea and recommend a treatment, like continuous positive airway pressure.
We would put a mask on you of some sort: a full face mask, a nasal mask or what we call nasal pillows, and they would push air into your airways while you sleep to keep that airway open so you do not snore, have those interruptions and wake up.
You will not be as sleepy during the day and just feel more refreshed.
Adolescent suicide rates are on the rise. Licensed clinical social worker Amory Haley offers advice to parents regarding this alarming trend.
Amory Haley, LCSW
If you’re in a situation where you realize that your child is struggling, whether it’s with bullying or a mental health issue such as anxiety or depression, talk to your child. Ask the difficult questions and then reach out for help.
Our Lady of Peace has clinicians available 24/7 to help assess a child and find the appropriate level of care.
The Crossroads or the partial hospital program at Our Lady of Peace is a more intensive day program where they attend group therapy and individual and family therapy. And they have a psychiatrist that would work with them to address any medication concerns or issues.
If you or someone you love is experiencing symptoms of depression, please contact Our Lady of Peace for an assessment and assistance with treatment options. Our assessment and referral center is available 24/7 at 502.451.3333.
Antibiotic resistance, the ability of bacteria to resist the effects of an antibiotic, is a pressing public health problem. Illnesses that were once easily treatable with antibiotics are becoming more difficult to cure and more expensive to treat.
In this HealthBreak, clinical pharmacist Carrie Schanen provides steps you can take to help prevent antibiotic resistance.
Antibiotic Resistance Video Transcript
Antibiotics are used to fight against bacterial infections. They’ve been very successful, but some bacteria are becoming resistant to these medications.
Clinical pharmacist Carrie Schanen explains.
Carrie Schanen, PharmD
The bacteria will change so that the antibiotic is no longer effective. There are several things that you can do to help prevent antibiotic resistance.
You don’t want to really ask or demand for your doctor to prescribe antibiotics if they don’t feel that it’s necessary.
Only take antibiotics when they’ve been prescribed to you by your physician. Be sure that you follow those directions that your physician gives you on how to properly take your antibiotic. Be sure to complete your full course of antibiotics, even if you feel better. And also, don’t skip any doses and don’t share your medications with other people as well.
Are you making a new year’s resolution to become more physically fit? If so, KentuckyOne Health Sports Medicine specialist Jason Bracco has some tips to help you succeed.
The key is really about progressive loading so starting slow and gradually increasing the level of challenge. It usually takes about 21 days to build a habit. Then what you see is that they start to recognize the improved quality of life. They can do more. They feel better.
If you do suffer an injury don’t wait to seek care.
We have a sports medicine urgent care facility at Medical Center Jewish Northeast that’s open after hours and provides an evaluation and even a referral for physical therapy. We do a lot of the same things that we do with the athletes that we care for.