Huron Regional Medical Center

Summer 2013

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Good Health At Any Age continued from page 1 morning and before going to bed. Tell a friend about your plan – you may inspire her, and at the very least now you have someone to help hold you accountable. With your plan in place, you can address the health concerns that arise at different ages, knowing you have a firm foundation for improving your health and wellness. 20s and 30s "In one form or another, babies can dominate both the 20s and 30s, from family planning and fertility counseling to pregnancy and childbirth to possible stresses in the post-partum phase and beyond," says Dr. Castellanos. Issues related to menstrual cycles are also common during the 20s, including painful periods or ovarian cysts. Regular visits should include health screenings, checking for infections and Pap smears to catch precancerous and cancerous cells related to cervical cancer. 30s, 40s and 50s In the 30s, fibroids, heavy periods and incontinence can start to take center stage. Also during these years, the hormonal fluctuations of menopause bring new issues: hot flashes, night sweats or other problems. A specialist can help patients feel more comfortable during this time of change and may also recommend other important screenings, such as a bone density scan or more frequent mammograms for individuals depending on their risk factors. "It is also important to discuss and consider options for sexual relations or issues that can occur as one matures," says Dr. Castellanos. 50s, 60s, 70s and Beyond "In these later decades, women need continued awareness and support for changes in their health. Providers can help in identifying ways to promote healthy living or the need for surgical intervention when necessary," says Dr. Castellanos. She recommends yearly Speaking Up About an Embarrassing Problem Incontinence. It's not a subject many women feel comfortable discussing – yet having this discussion with your healthcare provider could keep you from missing out on life. "Urinary incontinence is a common health problem for many women," says Sara Castellanos, DO, FACOOG, obstetrician and gynecologist at the Women's Wellness Center. "However, just because it's common doesn't mean it's a normal part of aging." Treatments can include simple dietary and exercise changes, referrals to physical therapy or using the InTone biofeedback device to strengthen the pelvic area. The InTone program can help women avoid medications or surgical intervention to correct incontinence, showing results in three months or sooner. "We are the only practice in the state certified to offer the InTone program," says Dr. Castellanos. "It's a little like having a physical therapist at home. The device gives women immediate feedback as they are doing their exercises in the privacy of their homes." InTone product photo provided by InControl Medical reviews of screening tests and lab work to ensure your body is working as effectively and efficiently as possible and to correct imbalances that are uncovered. Dr. Castellanos sees women of all ages at the Women's Wellness Center in Huron. For an appointment, please call (605) 554-1020. New ENT Outreach Clinic ra h a m, Willi a m G 2 DO William Graham, DO, a boardcertified otolaryngologist with Graham Ear, Nose & Throat, recently joined the Huron Regional Medical Center medical staff. Board certified in both otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery, Dr. Graham offers outreach ear, nose and throat (ENT) services to patients of all ages on the second and fourth Tuesdays welloneconnection of each month in the HRMC Central Tower, Suite 401, located at 172 4th Street SE. Dr. Graham provides diagnosis, treatment and surgery for a broad range of ENT conditions, including sinus problems, allergies, tonsillitis, chronic ear infections, and head and neck cancers, as well as hearing and balance problems. He earned a doctor of osteopathy degree at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For more information about Dr. Graham and his outreach at HRMC, visit, click on "Physician Finder" and then "Specialists." w w

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