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MIGRAINE: What You Need to Know

Migraine is a neurological condition (meaning that it’s a disease of the nervous system) that is associated with severe headaches and other symptoms in the nervous system and body. Migraine headaches can be very intense, often causing pain that throbs and pulses. Headaches aren’t the only symptom that can affect people with migraine: unlike other […]

What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that causes damage in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the arms and legs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. MS is thought to be an immune-mediated disease in which the body’s […]

A Closer Look at MVSC’s Leading Female Physicians

Submitted by Mississippi Valley Surgery Center Throughout your life, it’s likely that you have received care from a handful of specialists—many of which are women. However, female health care providers haven’t always been so common. In fact, we can credit the start of women health care providers to Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell who was the first […]

How Cold Weather Activities Can Impact Heart Health

Clearing sidewalks and driveways of snow may be essential to keep from being shut in, however, it’s important to use caution when picking up a shovel or starting the snowblower. Research shows many people face an increased risk of a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest after shoveling heavy snow. In fact, snow shoveling is […]

I Hear You. “I Know What Keeps You Up at Night.”

By Heidi Huiskamp, Founder and CEO of Huiskamp Collins Investments, LLC You might already work with a financial advisor. He or she might have rolled over your 401(k), sold you an annuity, or maybe set up a college savings plan for your children or grandchildren. I bet they make sure you get your statements on […]

New Physicians – First to Offer Innovative Sleep Apnea Treatment in the Quad Cities

Dr. Ryan Krogmann and Dr. Adam Schwalje join ENT Professional Services, PC with outpatient surgeries at Mississippi Valley Surgery Center Two new physicians are seeing patients at ENT Professional Services, PC with locations in Moline and Davenport and performing outpatient surgeries at the Mississippi Valley Surgery Center. Both specialists come to the Quad Cities with […]

Nutrition After Menopause Be Your Best at Every Age

By Bruce Young, MD, Scientific Advisory Board member for the Grain Foods Foundation Health care professionals are often asked by their female patients, friends, and family members if nutrition needs to be changed with aging and especially after menopause. For women, every stage of life brings different nutritional needs. To be your best at any […]

ACL Reconstruction — Restoring Your Rx for Exercise

By Alexander Germanis More than any pain reliever, anti-depressant, or blood pressure medicine, the number one thing physicians prescribe is exercise. After all, regular physical activity carries with it a never-ending list of benefits. But if any prescription is not followed properly, disaster can result. This is as true with an exercise prescription as it […]

Finding Your New Groove – When Dealing With Heartbreak or Grief

By Kimberly Blaker Going through a breakup, divorce, or the death of a spouse isn’t easy. You’ve lost your lover and your confidant, cheerleader, activity partner, support system, and best friend. Such a loss can be devastating. As such, it’s only natural to grieve. In fact, allowing yourself to grieve is vital to your recovery. […]