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Cancer occurs when the blueprint of the cells (the smallest living unit in you) in your body are altered. As a result, they divide rapidly, develop irregularly and can spread to other places in the body. Screening allows physicians to detect cancers early on. Treating these cancers at earlier stages increase the chance to cure and eradicate the cancer.
Dr. Sai Desikan is a 3rd-year Internal Medicine Resident at the White River Medical Center. He is from Batesville, Arkansas and went to Ross Medical School. His hobbies include tennis, basketball and listening to Heavy Metal.
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, 117 million Americans today (about ½ of all American adults) have one or more preventable chronic diseases, and regular exercise favorably influences most common chronic diseases. We have ample scientific evidence which supports that exercise reduces the risk for many serious health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and some cancers including lung, breast, colorectal, stomach cancers, etc.
Dr. Surya Boopathy is a 2nd-Year Internal Medicine resident physician. He's from Miami, Florida and attended Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University. His hobbies include reading health/science articles, working out, healthy foods, and traveling.
A little over 10 years ago, I made the decision to spend the rest of my life as a physician. I wanted to do it because I felt the medical field would allow me to take care of others, while at the same time provide me with rewarding challenges. Since then, that decision has taken me through a remarkable journey of failures, successes and self-appreciation.
Dr. Krishna Vedala is a third-year resident physician at White River Medical Center. He is from Oklahoma and received his MD and Masters in Public Health from the University of Oklahoma. His hobbies include writing, watching football and basketball, and traveling.
The Children’s Clinic in Batesville recently held its second Annual Writing Contest.
The White River Medical Center Medical Detox Unit is a 3-5 day program for adult patients voluntarily detoxing from prolonged substance abuse or alcohol abuse. Substance use disorders treated include alcohol, benzodiazepines, and opiates. As a voluntary program, the patient must be able and willing to consent to treatment.
MRI Fusion biopsy is a procedure that combines MRI images with ultrasound images to allow the Urologist to more precisely pinpoint the area of the prostate to be biopsied.