Healthcare Blog

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How to Determine When It’s Time to Use Urgent Care

Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Urgent care provides an alternative to the ER. DeKalb Health explains why you should consider going to a walk-in clinic.

The Reasons Why You Should Learn Basic Life Support Methods

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

It’s not just doctors and paramedics who save lives. With a bit of training from DeKalb Health, you could be a heart hero to a friend, neighbor, or coworker.

Autism Support Groups: The Benefits and Getting Started

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

An autism diagnosis can leave parents with many questions, fears for the future, and feelings of isolation. With an autism support group, help and community are always close at hand.

The Top Reasons Why Adults Need to Get Flu Shots Too

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Flu season will be arriving soon in Indiana. See the reasons why adults, and not just children, need annual flu shots too.

Postpartum Recovery: What to Expect and How to Make it Easier

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

No matter how many books you’ve read or people you’ve spoken to, recovering from childbirth can be difficult. The Family BirthPlace at DeKalb Health helps our patients ease postpartum recovery.

How to Determine When an Adult Needs to Take a Hearing Test

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Hearing tests aren’t just for kids and seniors, they’re also important for young adults too. Learn more about the common causes of hearing loss and signs that it’s time to visit an audiologist.

Breastfeeding: What Mothers Should Expect & How to Prepare

Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018

When it comes to breastfeeding, there’s often a lot that new mothers bring to the table: expectations, anxieties, and pressures from without and within. Learn what to expect.

7 Reasons You're Not Sleeping Through the Night

Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018

If chronic lack of sleep is plaguing you, it’s affecting your mental and physical health in ways both obvious and unexpected. What’s keeping you up at night?