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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:00

Is Weight Loss Surgery For You?

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This is the time of year when many of us are trying to make good on our New Year’s weight-loss resolutions. We’re furiously dieting and steadfastly working out, trying to get our bodies down to that elusive “ideal weight” goal.  

As you travel along life’s journey, it can be fun to step back and take a look at how far you’ve come. That holds true in the journey toward better health as well. Working with your primary care doctor to make healthy lifestyle adjustments pays off in both the short and the long term.


Improving your health requires lasting lifestyle changes that affect the way you eat, your activity level, your mindset and your interactions with your doctor.  

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 00:00

Freezing The Pain

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Improving patients’ quality of life, increasing their range of motion, and striving to help their days be pain-free following a surgical procedure are goals of all healthcare professionals.

Getting on the road to good health is often easier than staying on it. Today, many people have — or are at risk of developing — common chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease. Oftentimes, those health concerns prompt them to visit a primary care physician.

This summer, LewisGale Regional Cancer Center Salem has completed its $15.5 million multiphase capital development project. After nearly a year of construction and renovation, the cancer center, which is part of the LewisGale Regional Health System, can now treat even more patients in our region with the most advanced technology and equipment available for the first time in Southwest Virginia.  

Walk into Friendship Health’s new rehabilitation center in Southwest Roanoke County, and you’ll be hard pressed to know that you were entering a healthcare facility.  

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 00:00

The Current on What’s Urgent (Care)

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In recent years, urgent care centers have popped up in communities throughout Southwest Virginia. Have you ever wondered why the surge in urgent care? The answer lies in demand – for access, convenience and affordability. 

Primary care physicians are our partners on the road to good health. They urge us to get our vaccinations and preventive health screenings. They’re the ones reminding us to eat healthy and exercise.  

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 00:00

Get to Know Mohs (Surgery)

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A treatment for skin cancer developed by Dr. Frederick Mohs in the 1930s has become widely accepted in recent years as having the highest cure rate for most types of skin cancer. It has been refined over the years into the most advanced, precise and effective treatment for skin cancer, according to the American College of Mohs Surgery.  

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