July 12, 2019

St. Vincent Charity spine surgeon explains complex medical terms used in diagnosing back and neck problems

Dr. Robert McLain, a spine surgeon in the Spine and Orthopedic Institute at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, published an article to provide information regarding cervical disc injury, cervical fusion, disc replacement surgery and more - to help make complex and sometimes confusing medical terms more understandable.
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July 1, 2019

St. Vincent Charity physician offers tips for preventing back pain and injury at work

Nearly 40 million Americans suffer from chronic lower back pain, according to new research. Millions of workers, particularly those in heavy labor-related jobs, either miss work or are forced to change jobs every year because of their pain. However, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Shall said there is help for those who suffer from work-related back pain and tips to avoid injury on the job. [More]
June 4, 2019

Dr. Leslie Pristas named medical director of Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Leslie L. Pristas D.O. FACS has been named medical director and lead surgeon of Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Dr. Pristas is the first woman to oversee the center, which is the longest-standing nationally accredited center of excellence in weight loss surgery in Northeast Ohio. [More]
May 28, 2019

Rosary Hall Co-Associate Medical Director Dr. Ted Parran provides expert opinion on qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use

A committee of health care professionals recently recommended that the State Medical Board of Ohio vote next month to include anxiety and autism spectrum disorder as qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use. Dr. Ted Parran, co-associate medical director of Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, was asked by the Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee to give his expert opinion on whether these conditions should be added to the more than 20 conditions already approved for marijuana treatment in Ohio. [More]
May 14, 2019

St. Vincent Charity raising awareness about connection between physical and mental health during Mental Health Month

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally – it’s important to pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health, which can help you achieve overall wellness and set you on a path to recovery. This May is Mental Health Month and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, with Mental Health America (MHA), is raising awareness about the connection between physical health and mental health, through the theme #4Mind4Body. [More]
April 8, 2019

St. Vincent Charity physician offers tips for surviving a severe allergy season

Spring has sprung and so has allergy season. Dr. Keyvan Ravakhah, internal medicine specialist and department of medicine chairman at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, recently offered advice for surviving allergy season on the hospital’s radiant blog. [More]
March 29, 2019

Cleveland Improbable Players offer reality of addiction and recovery in dramatization at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

The Plain Dealer joined addiction treatment caregivers and clients of Rosary Hall to view a dramatic performance staged by the Improbable Players at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. The professional troupe brings a raw, riveting message about addiction to schools and stages across communities hit hard by the opioid epidemic. The March 25 performance was the first appearance in Ohio by the Improbable Players. [More]
March 13, 2019

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal: Fighting the opioid epidemic with civil legal aid

Jennifer Kinsley is an attorney at The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and one of two attorneys who work full-time with St. Vincent Charity Medical System in a medical legal partnership (MLP). She recently wrote about MLPs in the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal and how the St. Vincent Charity/Legal Aid Society MLP provides free, on-site services to resolve civil legal issues that impact the overall health of patients. [More]
March 1, 2019

Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium video highlights partnership

The Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium, which includes St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, has released a new video highlighting the collaborative work under way by area hospitals to address the opioid crisis in the region. [More]
February 21, 2019

St. Vincent Charity surgeon one of few in Northeast Ohio specializing in "laser spine surgery"

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center spine surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Shall is one of a select few in Northeast Ohio who specializes in minimally invasive surgery to correct spinal disorders. Often referred to as “laser spine surgery," minimally invasive spine surgery has many advantages, including shorter recovery times and stronger long-term results, over traditional surgical techniques. [More]

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