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5 tips to staying well during flu season

If your children are in school, then you know they can bring home illnesses as often as they do homework. So, how can you help your child stay well during flu season? Colds, gastroenteritis (stomach virus) and influenza are prevalent … Continue reading

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Who needs a mammogram?

One in eight women will develop breast cancer, making it the leading cause of cancer death among women. But when do you need to get a mammogram? The American Cancer Society recommends that women age 40 and older have a … Continue reading

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Teens slow weight gain when cutting back on sugary drinks

By Lorrie Terry, Western Baptist dietitian Does your child drink too much soda? All of that sugar adds up and it could be having an adverse effect on his or her waistline.  Many children, especially teens, are consuming lots of … Continue reading

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Does your child need a flu shot?

The official start of fall is just around the corner, so it’s time to think about the upcoming cold and flu season. Many parents call the Stork Line asking if their child needs a flu shot. The answer is yes!  … Continue reading

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Former quarterback combines love of sports with medicine

Our new sports medicine specialist Dr. Spencer Romine knows a lot about medicine AND about sports. He was a high school football star, a college quarterback and, most recently, a team physician for the Atlanta Falcons. And he once considered … Continue reading

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I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while … Continue reading

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Join us for Childbirth Fair

Jennifer and Linn Harper knew they wanted to have their twins born at Western Baptist Hospital because it is home to the area’s first Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Lillian and Mason Harper were born on June 27, but Mason had … Continue reading

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Prevention is key to swimmer’s ear

Do you have swimmer’s ear? External Otitis, more commonly known as swimmer’s ear, is an infection of the ear canal that can cause pain for swimmers. It can affect people of all ages, but seems most common in children, probably … Continue reading

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Impressionable Little Leaguer realizes dream as vascular surgeon

Anyone who has been a Sunday School teacher, troop leader or Little League coach may be gratified to hear Griffin Bicking’s story. Dr. Bicking, a new vascular surgeon at Western Baptist, decided to become not just a doctor, but also … Continue reading

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