Southeastern Med has welcomed a new orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Vanessa Falk, M.D.

Dr. Falk comes to Southeastern Med after graduating from Northeastern Ohio Medical University and completing her residency at Summa Health System in Akron. She will join the practice of Dr. Joseph Davis.

“Dr. Falk is a great addition to our staff and will have a big impact right away,” said Dr. Davis. “The timing couldn’t be better, especially with high school sports starting up. This will ensure that both students and adults in the Cambridge area will receive the orthopedic surgery care they need quickly, so they can get back to living their life to the fullest.”

During her residency and schooling, Dr. Falk focused on multiple areas of orthopedic care. Those main areas of focus included providing services and performing procedures in the areas dealing with:

- Joints
- Fracture Care
- Carpal Tunnel Release
- Sports Medicine
- Pediatrics

Dr. Falk’s office is located at 316 Clark Street in Cambridge.

To schedule an appointment, please call 740-435-2340.

sepsis

Sepsis is the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals. It kills more people than prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined, yet despite its seriousness, few people have even heard of sepsis.

Read on to learn about the signs and symptoms of this deadly condition.

What is sepsis?

Sepsis occurs when your body’s immune system over reacts to an infection. This can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and even death.

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With the school year underway, you may have already found yourself asking “What am I going to pack in the kids’ lunch today?”

Southeastern Med has some healthy (and easy to make!) suggestions to ensure your children walk out the door with a balanced lunch.

What to pack

To make sure your children has a balanced lunch, here’s what to include in each lunch:

capThe Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center Laboratory. This accreditation follows a recent on-site inspection of the lab facilities and evaluation of its methodology.

“Laboratory services are a fundamental part of the medical care and treatment process,” said Dr. Robert Chess, the laboratory’s Medical Director.

Director of Laboratory Services Debra Conrad added, “The tests we perform help guide clinical decision making. This accreditation means that the patients and care providers in our community can be confident in the quality of our practices and the veracity of the results.”

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Since 1999, the percentage of overweight children nationwide has increased from 28.8 percent to 33.4 percent in 2014. The number of obese children rose from 14.6 percent to 17.4 percent during that same timeframe.

In Guernsey County, many cases of childhood obesity are linked to lifestyle choices.