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You Ask, We Answer: Thyroid Levels

Wellness

“I had a TSH drawn and my level was 1.44.  I know this is in the normal range but was wondering since it is at the low end of normal if I should consult my doctor about a thyroid medication.” When we check thyroid levels we look at the TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) which is a signal from the pituitary (in the brain). If the TSH is high (above 5) then they have hypothyroid – or an under active thyroid – and that is when someone needs to go on thyroid medication.  When the TSH is low (usually less than 0.4) then they have hyperthyroid – or over active thyroid – and should have a different treatment, not thyroid medication. … Continue reading

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Back Pain: Answers and access at the touch of a button

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When you’re suffering from back pain – you want answers … and you want them NOW! Tomorrow we’re bringing two back pain experts to YOU to answer any questions you have about back pain in a free, interactive web chat. Physiatrist Dr. Chris Anderson and Physical Therapist Diana Betsworth, with the Alegent Health Back Pain Clinic, will log on to http://www.alegent.com/webchat at noon to offer insight into your concerns, including: What can you do to help manage the pain? When should you see a doctor and when is a heating pad & aspirin enough? What can you do to prevent re-injuring your back? Any other back pain questions you might have!       The best part of this chat … Continue reading

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Ask a Doc: Answers to your health questions

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Ever have one of those nagging health questions that you can’t seem to get out of your mind, but don’t think it’s worth bothering the doctor for? C’mon, admit it – surely that’s happened to each and every one of you at some point in your life. Whether it’s that pesky cough or that rash on your arm that appeared out of nowhere – we’ve all been there. But what’s a girl – or, for that matter, a guy, parent, child, etc. – to do? Have no fear … technology – and Alegent Health – is here Starting tomorrow, Alegent Health is going to start taking better advantage of the web chat technology we’ve been using for months. Since last … Continue reading

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Nutrition Know-How: Our Experts Answer Your Questions

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We all know that life is about choices – but there may be no more important choice we make than what we put into our bodies. Whether it’s choosing soda over water or French fries over a salad, what we choose to eat today could impact our waistline – and our quality of life – years down the road. We’ll be here at noon tomorrow along with Toni Kuehneman, a clinical dietitian, and Cheryl Lindly, a certified physician assistant, to answer all of your questions about nutrition in a live, interactive setting. So if you’re looking for healthy substitutions to some of your favorite food choices or just curious what foods you should choose or avoid, then submit your questions … Continue reading

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Diabetes Discussion – Join us Tomorrow

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Join us tomorrow for our Diabetes Web Chat. Alegent Health Clinic Endocrinologist Dr. David Odegaard and Alegent Health Clinic Family Physician Dr. Jeffry Hatcher are teaming up to provide answers to your questions about the disease, including: • How can you diagnose diabetes early? • What, if anything, can you do to prevent diabetes? • What new technologies are out there to help manage the disease? • What can happen if you don’t manage your diabetes? Click here to join the conversation. You can sign up for an e-mail reminder today, or just come back here tomorrow to join the chat! We’ll be opening it up for questions beginning at 11:00 a.m. CDT – and we’ll start bringing you answers … Continue reading

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