Cambridge, Ohio – While undergoing cancer treatment at Southeastern Med, lifelong Byesville resident Jeff Milton was diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm – an enlarged, weakened area in the lower part of the aorta. This condition is referred to as a “silent killer” because there are often no symptoms until it’s too late, and a rupture of this major artery can cause fatal bleeding.

Jeff hadn’t experienced any symptoms, but his aneurysm was large enough to concern his oncologist, Dr. Alkhouri, who referred Jeff to local vascular surgeon Dr. Jackson Flanigan for treatment. Dr. Flanigan is the only local surgeon trained to perform endovascular aneurysm repair, in addition to most minimally invasive vascular procedures for peripheral artery disease (PAD). 

newbornWithdrawal from substance abuse in adults is considered one of the worst parts of “getting clean.” Withdrawal symptoms are caused by a decreased level of the substance in the body of a person who has grown accustomed to prolonged use. The severity of the withdrawal symptoms depends on the substance and the duration of use.

Mild withdrawal symptoms include confusion and irritability. Severe symptoms include intense abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, drenching sweats, seizures and even death.

Now, imagine you are a nurse caring for a patient who is showing signs of withdrawal, but your patient is a brand new baby.

 Increased opioid addiction has caused a need for more foster families in Guernsey County

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Southeastern Med is participating in the National Family Partnership’s Red Ribbon Week. This annual observance is dedicated to drug use prevention, education and advocacy.

This year’s theme is: Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free. Throughout the month of October, all babies born at Southeastern Med will go home with a red hat and educational information for the child’s parents.

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Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women. In fact, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.

With this form of cancer being so common, the staff at Southeastern Med wants women to know the basics about breast cancer, including what to look for, stages, treatment options, and sources of support.

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Southeastern Med Celebrates Physical Therapy Month, Promotes #ChoosePT Campaign

Cambridge, Ohio – Physical therapy can play an important role in improving functional strength, mobility, pain management, and overall quality of life for people of all ages and functional levels. Southeastern Med invites you to join us in celebrating National Physical Therapy Month during the month of October.

National Physical Therapy Month is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as an annual opportunity to recognize the power of physical therapy to transform lives. The APTA is a professional organization that represents physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students of physical therapy.

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The staff at Southeastern Med Breast Center wants every woman to know the warning signs and symptoms of breast cancer.