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June Health Check Newsletter

Posted: 06/06/2012 - While it is often the last resort, the Hysterectomy is the second most frequently performed surgical procedure for women in the United States. It's estimated one in three women will have one by the time they're 60. Fortunately, there is now a minimally invasive option for women. In this month's Health Check report, see how doctors are using state-of-the-art technology, a da Vinci Hysterectomy, to give doctors better precision and patients better results. It is also allowing patients to get back to their normal routines - sooner. Shannon Walker is a 37-year-old mother, nurse and student. She's also a da Vinci Hysterectomy patient. She had the procedure less than two weeks ago. See why she was reluctant at first - and what she's saying about the procedure now. It's Wednesday on the Channel Six News at 5:00 p.m.

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May Health Check Newsletter

Posted: 05/06/2012 - Many of us don't think twice about a trip to the grocery store, afternoon lunch with friends or even getting a good night's rest. But for the 30 million people who suffer from urinary incontinence - all those can be stressful and embarrassing situations. In this month's Health Check report, Serese Cole introduces us to three women whose overactive bladders controlled their lives. See how it all changed with the help of one simple procedure. Fremont Area Medical Center's Dr. Ansar Khan introduces us to InterStim Therapy For Bladder Control, tells us how the treatment works and why he and his patients call it a miracle. Learn about the life-altering procedure Sunday on the Channel Six News.

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April Health Check Newsletter

Posted: 04/06/2012 - For many cancer patients, radiation is a part of their treatment. Technology is now taking that treatment one step further and patients are reaping the benefits. In this month's Health Check report, Serese Cole shows us how Intensity Modulated Radation Therapy or IMRT is allowing doctors to better target a patient's tumor while sparing their surrounding healthy tissue. Radiation Oncologist Dr. Hadi Zahra takes us inside Fremont Area Medical Center's radiation treatment area to explain how it works - tonight at 5.

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March Health Check Newsletter

Posted: 03/06/2012 - Seven million people nationwide suffer from wounds that won't heal. It's a serious problem that can lead to amputations or affect quality of life. Tonight at five, Serese Cole takes us inside the Fremont Area Medical Center's - Center For Wound Healing where doctors specialize in treating stubborn wounds. She also introduces us to 75-year-old Lois Verbeck. Lois was injured after a fall. Her doctor sent her to the Center for Wound Healing after a scrape on her leg became infected and wouldn't heal. Find out what the center did for Lois and has done for hundreds of others in tonight's Health Check report.

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February Health Check Newsletter

Updated: 02/06/2012 - Heart disease is the number-one killer of men and women in the United States. In fact, more women will die from heart disease than from all forms of cancer combined. In this month's Health Check report, we'll hear from a 31-year-old woman who had quite a scare. Cathy Schwaar tells us she was exercising when she had chest pains. It turns out her artery was 99 percent blocked. Cardiologist John Henry treated Cathy. He tell us why he's seeing more patients her age and what we can all do to avoid becoming a victim and improve our heart health. It's tonight at five on the Channel Six News.

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January Health Check Newsletter

Posted: 01/06/2012 - Approximately 16 percent of men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer sometime in their life. In this month's Health Check report, we take an in-depth look at the number-one treatment in the world for localized prostate cancer: the da Vinci Prostatectomy. We'll also introduce you to Vern Gibson who was diagnosed with prostate cancer three years ago. He was given a number of options, but chose the da Vinci Prostatectomy. He tells us why it was the best decision he ever made. Dr. Paulos Yohannes performed Vern's surgery and 900 others like it. He explains the benefits of the procedure and how it's changed the way he operates. Our special report tonight at 5 p.m. on the Channel 6 News.

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