Learn more about help for hearing loss, sleep apnea and vertigo in our new educational videos. Also learn more about diabetes, heart failure, and colon cancer and a new treatment for neuropathy pain. Learn more about medical issues staright from your Everett Clinic providers.
- Carpal tunnel is a pinching of the nerve across the wrist which causes numbness, tingling and weakness. Occupational Medicine physician Dr. Dianna Chamblin on how best to take care of it to get back to work.
- Coming in for a total knee replacement? It’s not as harsh as it sounds. It actually requires a very small (millimeter) incision. But you should expect a year of healing for complete recovery. Dr. Whitney Frost an orthopedic surgeon talks about total knee replacement, “People are up and moving the day of surgery. Our goal: get you up and get you moving.”
- The Clinic offers a new therapy to control neuropathy pain. Oncologist Dr. Jim Congdon describes the Calmare Pain Treatment “scrambler” therapy for diabetic or chemotherapy induced neuropathy.
- Hearing loss? Treatment is available. Ear, nose and throat physician Dr. Lisa Mulligan on diagnosing and treating hearing loss with medications, office procedures and hearing aids. Did you know? There are over 30 million people in the United States (about 13 percent of the population) with hearing loss.
- Feeling dizzy? Physical therapist Martha Cramer talks about vestibular therapy to help people with dizziness and vertigo.
- Over 50? Have you had your colonoscopy? Oncologist Dr. Nancy Sharma says, “The earlier we can find it (colon cancer) the better the chances of cure. Catch it early and it’s curable.”
- A good night’s sleep? Nurse practitioner Amanda Jakositz talks about sleep apnea who is at risk and why it’s worthwhile seeking help when you aren’t sleeping well.
- Diabetic? So is nurse practitioner Diane La Freniere as well as a medical expert on diabetes management. So when she gives advice: Keep your blood sugar low. Eat every few hours. Exercise. "All the things I’m asking them to do, I do," she says.
- Chest pain = heart attack? “I try to take the fear out of the situation,” says Aaron Newton, a Physician Assistant in Heart & Vascular.
- Is your smartphone a pain in the neck? Physical therapist Denise Blackwell, talks about “text neck” and how to prevent it.
- Worried about an ear infection? Bring your child in, says pediatrician Dr. Lisa Shen.
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