Category: Conditions & Treatments

Steven’s Story: A Weight Loss Journey Following Cancer Treatment

Steven Glode was diagnosed with prostate cancer in March of 2020, and came to ECHN’s John A. DeQuattro Cancer Center for a consultation in June of 2020. During that initial consultation, Steven’s radiation oncologist suggested that he meet with Tracey Luciani, the center’s registered dietitian to discuss the benefits of weight loss, hopeful to facilitate

What is Acupuncture?


Acupuncture is an effective form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has evolved into a holistic treatment method within our healthcare system. Practitioners of acupuncture have used this minimally invasive approach to help millions of people become healthier and stay well. Acupuncture promotes natural healing by enhancing regenerative properties that support physical body functions, immunity,

Skin Wounds: Types, Risks, and Treatment Options

For many people, wounds such as cuts or sores naturally heal within a short time. However, in some cases, wounds fail to heal properly on their own, leading to extended hospital stays or potentially dangerous medical complications. Underlying medical problems such as diabetes, poor circulation, obesity, or an impaired immune system often contribute to the

Top Reasons to See a Diabetes Education and Care Specialist

Diabetes is a complex and challenging disease that requires daily self-management decisions made by the person with diabetes. Diabetes requires hundreds of extra decisions throughout the day such as making healthier choices, increasing activity, managing low high and low blood sugars. A Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) can help assist making and building upon

Exploring Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer is preventable and often curable, if caught early. The two most important things to remember about colorectal cancer are 1) if caught early, it is curable, and 2) it is preventable in many cases. That’s why I make a point of emphasizing to my patients the need to address lifestyle issues – such

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the United States among both men and women. There are approximately 145,000 new cases of Colorectal Cancer yearly in the United States. Of those 145,000 new cases, approximately 51,000 result in death (American Cancer Society, 2019). Colorectal cancer is a cancer

Women and Heart Disease

The fact is: cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! But it doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men. What are the risk factors for heart disease? High blood pressure, high LDL

Diabetes & Non-Healing Wounds: Educate Yourself for Better Health

Never underestimate a wound, even a minor one, says John V. Capotorto, MD, MBA, a Harvard-trained endocrinologist, past-president of the American Association of Wound Care Management and co-founder of RestorixHealth, ECHN’s Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine partner. A simple callus on your foot can be the tip of the iceberg that leads to

Guidance for Diabetics During the COVID-19 Pandemic

People with diabetes have higher hospitalization and mortality rates if infected with COVID-19 than people without diabetes. They are also more likely to experience severe symptoms and complications from the coronavirus than someone without diabetes. It is important for diabetics to understand what can be done to protect themselves if they become infected with COVID-19,

What are the Benefits of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

A pelvic floor physical therapist is a general term for the instruction of pelvic floor muscle strengthening, relaxation, and coordination by a trained physical therapist1. Pelvic floor physical therapy is a very individualized program to treat a multitude of symptoms related to the bladder, bowels, generalized pelvic pain, pain with intercourse, pelvic organ prolapse and much,

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