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Going Down the Wrong Pipe - Am I Swallowing Right?

Going Down the Wrong Pipe – Am I Swallowing Right?

You’ve probably heard, ‘I’m okay, it just went down the wrong pipe,’ paired with coughing for the next few minutes. All of us have difficulty swallowing once in a while, but how do you know if your swallowing is appropriate or not? And why does it matter if you’re swallowing accurately? Keep reading to find […]

Tennis Elbow... But I Don't Play Tennis

Tennis Elbow… But I Don’t Play Tennis

  With today’s technology over use, what we call tennis elbow might need to be called texting or computer elbow in the future. The medical term for tennis elbow is Lateral Epicondylitis. It is an injury involving the extensor muscles of the forearm. These extensors originate on the lateral epicondylar region of the humerus; thus the medical name. It is a […]

Spring Break Safety Tips

Spring Break Safety Tips

Letter From Seth: Preventive Care is Important

Letter From Seth: Preventive Care is Important

As the president and CEO of Riverview Health, I spend a lot of time talking about the care provided here. This past fall, I got to see it all firsthand from a patient’s perspective. And I’m happy to report that I had a great experience. Late last summer, at age 51, I finally got around […]

#MyFocus: A Journey to a Career in Cardiac Care

#MyFocus: A Journey to a Career in Cardiac Care

Some people have a single career interest. Others with multiple interests, like Matt Winn, decide to explore several options before selecting a career best suited for them. Matt, a radiologic technologist at Riverview Health, is ecstatic to have found his dream job as a result of exploring several different fields and meeting many influential people. […]

Productivity & Ergonomics: 5 Tips for Organizing Your Desk

Productivity & Ergonomics: 5 Tips for Organizing Your Desk

In the spirit of the New Year, fresh starts and getting organized. Today, Monday, January 14th, is National Clean Off Your Desk Day. While you de-clutter and tidy up your space, here are five great office ergonomic tips from Riverview Health occupational therapist, Lori Cain. These will help you decrease fatigue, discomfort and physical stress […]

Finding Your "Why" with the Body Knowledge Program

Finding Your “Why” with the Body Knowledge Program

     Sam Mishelow was ready to make a change in his life. During the past year, he’d experienced the loss of three close friends to various health issues. He was planning to welcome his first grandchild soon. And as he reached age 65, his weight had slowly crept to 218 pounds. He wasn’t happy […]

From Land to Completion: Riverview Health Westfield Hospital

From Land to Completion: Riverview Health Westfield Hospital

Anyone who regularly drives by the intersection of U.S. 31 and State Road 32 has seen the exciting evolution of Riverview Health Westfield Hospital. The hospital features the area’s first combined ER and urgent care, which means you only have to come to one place when you’re sick or injured, and you will be guided […]