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2021

New Lung Cancer Testing Guidelines

Lung cancer is responsible for killing more Americans than any other cancer, causing more than 135,000 deaths a year. Unfortunately, lung cancer is often caught in its later stages and early detection and state-of-the-art treatment are the most ...

A Minimally Invasive Fix for Blocked Coronary Arteries

Providence St. Jude offers game-changing advance About 15-20 percent of Americans with heart disease have at least one completely blocked coronary artery. Called a chronic total occlusion or CTO, the blockage typically creates symptoms of fatigue, ...

Exam Glove Shortage Update

Dear physicians and caregivers, I want to make you aware of an exam glove shortage that is impacting health care facilities globally, and the steps Providence is taking to ensure our supplies continue to meet demands. (Note: the glove shortage only ...

Using a High-Tech “Clothes Pin” to Repair Leaky Hearts

For years, the solution to mitral regurgitation has been open-heart surgery. Those who aren’t good surgical candidates—often because their heart is too weak or damaged—often end up simply living with the debilitating symptoms of ...

Physicians Discuss Array of Treatment Options for Urinary Incontinence Among Females

Every day, Yoko Bean, MD, sees women whose lives have been impacted by a condition they don’t want to talk about and have waited years to seek help for: urinary incontinence. Whether the woman is 20 or 80, their stories are often remarkably ...

COVID-19 Numbers Decline but ICU is Still Impacted

The number of COVID-19 cases in the hospital continues to decline from its high-water mark in mid-January. On Feb. 5, we had 107 COVID patients and a total census of 268 patients in the hospital, which is well within the range of our licensed beds. ...

Coming "All the Way Back" from COVID-19

When Amy Behen received her negative COVID-19 test result, she was excited to move ahead with her life after several weeks of sore throat, nausea and severe fatigue. “I thought ‘OK, great, here we go—done with COVID,’” ...

Advances in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Providence St. Jude Becomes National Leader in Transforming Spine Surgeries Shirley Chang stopped dancing five years ago. As her back pain continued to worsen, the ballroom dance champion would sit in her yard and simply visualize the steps. In fact, ...