FOX 47 - Health News
MADISON (WMSN) -- Area cardiologists are working hard to keep their patients out of the hospital.
You heard it right.
More of their patients are given house calls, through the "Heart Failure Program" at St. Mary's in Madison.
75-year-old Bill Sanford is living with congestive heart failure.
He credits the house calls to saving his life.
After four unexpected trips to the hospital this past year, he's been keeping in touch to get better.
"On this program, one of the requirements is that I record my weight everyday on the digital scale. If I exceed 3 pounds in a day, I have to call them and tell them what to do," said patient Bill Sanford.
Bill hasn't had any major health problems since enrolling in March.
The hospital has served more than 1,000 patients in the past four years.
Right now, they have more than 450 taking part.
For more information on the program follow this link: http://www.stmarysathens.com/services/cardiac_serv.html
Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!
Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)
|Extra-depth shoes may help alleviate foot pain for older people|
For adults over age 65 with disabling foot pain, being fitted for off-the-shelf extra-depth footwear reduced pain and improved function, according to a new study.
|'Parents are Key' to success of National Teen Driver Safety Week, says CDC|
This is National Teen Driver Safety Week, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hopes its “Parents are Key” campaign will help parents encourage safe driving habits.
|More research, regulation needed on energy drinks, study says|
A new review of the existing evidence suggests that energy drinks may represent a looming public health threat in Europe, especially for kids and young adults.
|Americans eating less trans fat, but still too much, study says|
Between 1980 and 2009, Americans’ consumption of trans fat dropped by about a third and intake of saturated fats declined as well, but both are still more common in daily diets than the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends, according to a new study.
|Hospital patients rarely wash their hands, may spread disease|
Although healthcare workers are urged to wash their hands often and hand sanitizer dispensers are everywhere in hospitals, patients are less scrupulous and may be contributing to the spread of hospital-acquired infections, say Canadian researchers.
Tonight on FOX 47
5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Big Bang Theory
6:00pm Modern Family
6:30pm Big Bang Theory
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm Modern Family
10:05pm Mike & Molly
10:35pm Mike & Molly
11:05pm Two and a Helf Men
11:35pm The Simpsons