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Deerassic Park Education Center recently donated $750 to Southeastern Med’s breast cancer fund. This money was raised during October 2014 in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Deerassic donated pink “Hunt for a Cure” merchandise to be sold at both their location and Southeastern Med’s gift shop. The proceeds from these sales will directly benefit men and women in our community through breast cancer education, clinical breast exams, mammograms and additional testing if necessary. To learn more about Southeastern Med’s breast cancer program, contact Bonnie Burns, MBA-HC, BBA, at 740-435-8156. Pictured presenting the check (l to r) is: Charles Drubel, director of operations and finance at Deerasic; Donna Ferguson, Southeastern volunteer; and Cale Johnson, marketing director at Deerasic.
Carri Watson, of Cambridge, was a smoker for almost eight years. She began the habit in middle school and before she knew it, she was hooked. "I always knew smoking was bad for me, but for a while, I didn't really care," Carri explained. In 2011, she became pregnant with her son, Cooper. Throughout her pregnancy, Carri continued to smoke cigarettes. To help protect Cooper from some of the smoke after he was born, Carrie made it a priority to not smoke in her house or vehicle. Initially, she felt that if she avoided smoking in certain places, it (the smoke) wouldn't affect Cooper. However, as Cooper began to grow into a vibrant toddler, Carri noticed that he was frequently sick. It seemed like he constantly had an ear infection or a cough that wouldn't go away. This bothered Carri and she often wondered if her smoking had anything to do with Cooper's health problems. 'Thirdhand smoke' is the invisible remains from tobacco and tobacco smoke and often includes lead, carbon monoxide, and arsenic. This is what you smell on things like clothes, carpeting, hair, and walls, and is why simply opening a window is not enough to shield others around you. According to The March of Dimes, "Babies who breathe in thirdhand smoke may have serious health problems, like asthma and other breathing problems, learning disorders and cancer. " Carri did her research and determined that thirdhand smoke was probably negatively affecting Cooper.
On Thursday, February 26th, 2015, Southeastern Med will be offering a CT lung cancer screening from 6pm-9pm. CT screenings are quick, painless, and provide better detection of lung cancer than a chest x-ray. Individual results will be interpreted by a board certified radiologist and will be given at the time of the screening. Dr. Eyad Mahayri, MD, FCCP, pulmonologist and Chief of Staff at Southeastern Med, will also be donating his time to meet with every patient to discuss and explain the results of their individual CT scan.
The Emergency Department at Southeastern Med is the only emergency medical facility within 25 miles of Cambridge, Ohio, so if you need immediate medical care in an emergency, this is where you'll come.
Here's how we stack up against the Emergency Departments of other hospitals in this region.
Hospitals nationwide are constantly struggling to balance short ER wait times with quality patient care. How long you'll actually have to wait can depend on a few factors:
Before you decide to visit the emergency room, ask yourself if you truly need immediate medical care.
The most common reasons people give for visiting the Emergency Room are:
Sprains will be treated in the ER the same way you would treat them at home – anti-inflammatory medication, rest, ice and elevation. If you have a sprain, your best bet is to follow that treatment and make an appointment with your primary care physician.
Cold and flu symptoms are not normally cause for emergency care, either, unless you have a high fever (104+) that doesn't come down with medication or persistent vomiting over several hours with the inability to keep down food or water.
When possible, contact your primary care physician to see if emergency treatment is warranted. But if you're alarmed by unusually severe symptoms, such as chest pain, abdominal pain, or a sudden, intense headache, err on the side of caution and head to the Emergency Department or call 911.
If you decide to go to the emergency room, keep in mind that we see patients in order of the severity of their condition, not in the order of arrival. Our average wait time before you'll see a doctor is about 26 minutes, but it could be longer if we have more critical patients ahead of you.
If you've been waiting for more than half an hour, check with the desk attendant to see how much longer your wait might be, and advise us immediately if your condition worsens.