Ask the Doc: What you need to know about antibiotic resistance
Antimicrobial resistant infections or antibiotic resistant infections are one of the leading concerns of health care organizations across the world. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a well known example of an antimicrobial resistant bacteria. MRSA causes staph infections and is carried by one to two people in every hundred.
Ask the Doc: What you need to know about atrial fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is the most common heart arrhythmia. It is an irregular heartbeat that causes a chaotic, disorganized and very rapid rhythm in the upper chambers of the heart.
Ask the Doc: What You Need to Know About Mental Health
James Hellekson, M.D., explains how we can help improve our mental health, as well as how to help others who may be struggling.
Ask the Doc: What You Need to Know About ROSA Knee Surgery
No two bodies are exactly the same and getting a precise knee implant — that fits the patient’s anatomy — is crucial to comfort, motion and overall experience following knee replacement surgery. Kipp Gould, D.O. and Daniel Lochmann, M.D. explain how the ROSA Knee system can help a surgeon during total knee replacement.
Ask the Doc: Diabetes
Diabetes affects 1 in 10 Americans, but it’s still largely misunderstood by the general public. Sonalika Khachikian, M.D., explains the different types, factors that put you at risk and treatment options once you’re diagnosed.
Ask the Doc: Robotic-Assisted Bariatric Surgery
Jacob Weasel, M.D., a General Surgeon at Monument Health’s Rapid City Clinic on Fifth Street, explains how bariatric surgery can help patients beyond simply losing weight. With the use of the da Vinci Surgical System robot-assisted technology, he helps patients live fuller, healthier lives.
Ask The Docs: Sunburns and Skin Cancer
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, but Black Hills Dermatologists Dr. Siri Knutsen-Larson and Dr. Christopher Gasbarre firmly believe that protecting your skin should be a year-round priority, even for children. More than 3.3 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year. It remains the most common form of cancer in the United States.