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It’s National Diabetes Awareness Month!

According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 37 million people have diabetes in the United States, out of which about 8.5 million are undiagnosed. The percentage of people 65 and older with diabetes is quite high at 29% and 1.4 million people are diagnosed with diabetes every year. About 283,000 Americans under age 20 are estimated to have diagnosed diabetes, approximately 0.35% of that population.

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Robotic Surgery Helps Hannibal Resident Recover Faster

Robotic surgery procedures often lead to quicker recovery, less pain, and shorter hospital stays. Hannibal resident Blane Mundle recently had a robotic cholecystectomy, recovered quickly, and was able to get back to what he enjoys. When Blane woke up in the middle of the night with intense pain and vomiting he decided to head to the Emergency Room at Hannibal Regional. After initial testing, it was discovered that Blane had over 20 gallstones and would need to have his gallbladder removed.

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State of the Art Care at Hannibal Regional Cancer Institute

On April 12, 2022 Nancy Maddox of Hannibal, Missouri began experiencing significant memory loss and could suddenly no longer read or write. Suspecting she’d had a stroke, her family took her to see her primary care provider. After numerous tests, a CT scan confirmed extensive stage (Stage IV) small cell lung cancer that had spread to her brain. They left from that appointment and went immediately to St. Louis and just four days later, the tumor in Nancy’s brain was removed at Barnes Jewish Hospital. Then came a very scary four days for Nancy while she awaited the results of the biopsy and determining next steps. Due to the nature of her cancer, immediate treatment was necessary.

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New Procedure Available at Hannibal Regional for Diagnosing Lung Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer can be deadly and is the leading cause of cancer death. It makes up for 25% of all cancer deaths and kills more than colon, breast, and prostate cancer combined. On the positive side, advances in early detection and treatment are helping to reduce the disease burden and death of lung cancer.

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Make the Most of Your Health Insurance

The end of the calendar year brings cooler weather and holiday festivities, but it’s also the time of year to take stock of your health insurance plan. If you’ve been delaying treatments or procedures due to cost, depending on what you’ve already spent during the year, now could be the time to get those appointments scheduled. There are several ways you can optimize your insurance coverage to get the most out of your healthcare dollars.

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Men’s Health: Prevention and Screenings Are Key to Better Health

Screening tests can catch serious diseases in very early stages before they do major damage to your health. Many people think of the doctor's office as someplace you only go when you're sick. But it's important to have an occasional visit when you're well too. “All men should have a few routine screening tests. These tests can help catch health problems early, before they've progressed enough to cause symptoms, and if treatment is necessary it is more likely to be fully effective if a condition is found in early stages,” says Dr. Erick Calmet, family medicine physician at Hannibal Regional Medical Group.

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Hannibal Regional Auxiliary to Offer Travel Presentation for an Amazing Trip: Discover British Landscapes

Hannibal Regional Auxiliary is teaming up with Collette Vacations to offer a presentation spotlighting an upcoming travel opportunity, Discover British Landscapes. Interested travelers can learn more about this amazing trip by attending a travel presentation from Haley Davis, a local Collette representative, on Wednesday, November 30th at 2:00pm in the Hannibal Regional Medical Group Conference Center.

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Ready for Flu Season?

It’s that time of year again - flu season! Flu season typically begins in late fall, peaks over the winter, and starts to fade as spring appears. But what is influenza? Influenza is a respiratory illness that gives systemic symptoms, affecting the entire body at times. Influenza is a virus which is spread through infected droplets. These droplets can be spread by coughing, or by particles on hands.

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Hannibal Regional Medical Group Welcomes New Pulmonologist Dr. Minoff

Hannibal Regional Medical Group is excited to welcome Jennifer Minoff, MD to their Pulmonology team! Dr. Minoff earned her medical degree and completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Missouri - Columbia. She went on to complete her Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship at St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Lunch at Mom's Breastfeeding Class

Dec05,202206:30PM

This class will provide information about the benefits of breastfeeding for baby and mom and answer any questions about creating the best experience.

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