The Official Podcast of Rochester Regional Health
Coping With an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
If you are a caregiver for someone suffering from Alzheimer's disease, you may face difficult challenges as you try to provide care and understand the behavior changes of the person you are caring for. Understanding the behavior of a person with Alzheimer's Disease can help lessen these difficulties. Listen in as David Gill, MD shares tips on how to cope and the treatment options available with an Alzheimer's Diagnosis.
Help for Pressure Ulcers
Pressure ulcers are among the most common ulcers that occur in hospitals, nursing homes and in those who have limited mobility. They are associated with increased risk of infection, pain, and even death. Many of these ulcers are preventable (not all) and it is important to understand the risks factors for these ulcers and what preventive measures can be implemented by patients and caregivers to minimize their risk. Treatment of these ulcers requires a very broad holistic approach to care that is patient centered and consistent with goals of care. Listen in as Dr. Kim Petrone explains that it's important for the patient and caregiver to understand their nutritional status, their offloading plan, their dressings, and benchmarks for healing. Advanced treatment modalities such as Electrical stimulation and negative pressure wound therapy can also be used to treat recalcitrant ulcers.
Is a Midwife Right For You?
The birth of a baby is a special occasion filled with excitement and beautiful moments. Where you choose to have your baby matters. The health care professionals at the birthing centers at Rochester Regional Health work with you to provide support and guidance throughout your labor and delivery. At Rochester Regional Health we offer multiple birthing options, so you can customize your experience according to your needs in an emotionally supportive, culturally sensitive environment. Hear from Rochester Regional Health’s Kathleen Hausman, as she answers questions on why it’s beneficial to use a midwife for delivery.
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases in Men
Have you ever wondered about how chronic diseases like bronchitis and asthma develop in men? In this segment, Dr. Matthew Ferrantino will delve into how diseases develop, what treatment options are available, and tips for keeping your lungs healthy.
Recovery from stroke involves making changes in the physical, social and, emotional aspects of your life. You will make changes to prevent additional strokes as well as to facilitate your life-long recovery. It is normal to feel angry, anxious or depressed after a stroke. Listen as Mary Dombovy, MD, helps you better understand your path to recovery and better health after a stroke.
Getting Back to Work and Hobbies After an Injury
The human body is an illustration of incredible design. Painful conditions are often like a complete puzzle with many pieces. For treatment to be effective, all pieces need to be addressed. Listen in as Dan Elia, PT, MS, offers his advice for getting back to the activities you enjoy after an injury.