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FDA Approves New Type of Heart Failure Drug – St.Vincent Heart Center, St.Vincent Medical Group

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Patients with chronic heart failure, a disabling, deadly disease that worsens as the heart gradually pumps less efficiently, are getting a much-needed new option with U.S. approval Wednesday of a novel drug from Amgen Inc. Dr. Mary Norine Walsh, vice president of the American College of Cardiology who oversees heart failure treatment and cardiac transplantation at St.Vincent Heart Center, was interviewed.

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10 Questions: Mary Norine Walsh, MD – St.Vincent Heart Center, St.Vincent Medical Group

MedPage Today

Dr. Mary Norine Walsh, medical director of heart failure and cardiac transplantation at St.Vincent Heart Center answered 10 questions related to her experiences in patient care.

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April Check Up 13 – St.Vincent Carmel, St.Vincent Medical Group, St.Vincent Cancer Care


For a lot of women, working up the nerve to go in for a mammogram is tough. But, it is an effort that is certainly worth the anxiety, especially for women 40-years-old or older. For April’s Check Up 13, St.Vincent is encouraging qualified women to register for their mammogram and in return, patients will receive a one year free subscription to The Indianapolis Monthly. Dr. Erica Giblin, breast cancer surgeon at St.Vincent Carmel, and one of her patients were interviewed about breast cancer and the importance of a mammogram.

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Rita Wilson Diagnosed with Breast Cancer, Undergoes Double Mastectomy – St.Vincent Carmel, St.Vincent Cancer Care


Rita Wilson, actress and wife of Tom Hanks, recently announced that she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. Wilson also disclosed that she had an underlying diagnosis of LCIS and PLCIS, which was an indicator that she was at higher-risk for developing breast cancer in her lifetime. Dr. Erica Giblin, breast surgeon at the St.Vincent Carmel Women’s Center, provided education on the high-risk cancer markers that Wilson had and educated viewers on the importance of regular breast screenings.

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Indy With Kids: 6 Places For New Parents – St.Vincent Women’s

The Indianapolis Star

Local mommy blogger, Katy Mann, wrote an article that published in The Indianapolis Star, providing advice to new mom’s about the best places in central Indiana for new moms. St.Vincent Women’s was listed as a great resource for its pregnancy course offerings – everything from daddy boot camp to grandparent and sibling classes.

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52 Hospitals With The Cleanest Patient Rooms, As Reported By Patients – St.Vincent Dunn

Becker’s Hospital Review

St.Vincent Dunn was recognized on a national list of 52 hospitals with the cleanest patient rooms, according to patients.

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Indy Plastic Surgeon Notes Rise In Buttocks Procedures – St.Vincent Carmel

WIBC 93.1 FM

A report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found that butt-lifts and augmentations are among the fastest growing cosmetic procedures across the nation. Dr. Bruce Van Natta, plastic surgeon with Meridian Plastic Surgeons who performs surgeries at St.Vincent Carmel, was interviewed about this trend.

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Tails 2 Trails Walks Begin Thursday – St.Vincent Dunn, Times-Mail

The Bedford Parks Department has partnered with St.Vincent Dunn and the White River Humane Society to host a monthly walk for owners and pets.

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Dr. Melissa DeRosa Joins St.Vincent Medical Group in Carmel, Ind.

IBJ Health Care Weekly

Melissa DeRosa, MD, board certified neurologist, has joined St.Vincent Medical Group in Carmel, Ind. She offers comprehensive general adult neurologic care, including the conditions of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); Alzheimer’s disease; dementia; stroke; myasthenia gravis; Parkinson’s disease; tremors; migraines/headaches; neuropathy; epilepsy and more. Dr. DeRosa performs electromyography (EMG) and electroencephalography (EEG), as well as other procedures.

Isaac Janson Joins St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute – St.Vincent Indianapolis

IBJ Health Care Weekly

Issac Janson, PhD, has joined St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute as the Research Director. In this position, Janson will keep the institute up-to-date on cutting edge neuroscience research, expand the research program, develop and implement clinical studies, and create standards and guidelines for clinical research services and programs.

Foolin’ Kids Into Healthy Eating – St.Vincent Anderson Regional

Herald Bulletin

Amy Mercer, dietician at St.Vincent Anderson Regional, was interviewed about how important it is for children to eat a healthy, balanced diet. And, provided tips to parents on how to continually introduce vegetables and even how to hide them in some foods.

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Hospitals’ Care Enriches Lives – St.Vincent Anderson Regional

The Herald Bulletin

The Anderson newspaper highlighted the recent added services St.Vincent Anderson Regional is offering the community, including hiring new physicians for new areas – gastroenterology and hepatology as well as the recent opening of the Surgery Pavilion. Other initiatives include developing an innovative program through a new partnership with Anderson Fire Department paramedics to make sure members of the community are safe and receiving good care in their homes following a hospitalization. Randy Titus, corporate communications for St.Vincent Anderson Regional, was interviewed about the faith-based hospital’s new services and initiatives.

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Therapy Speeds ICU Patients’ Recovery- St.Vincent Anderson Regional

The Herald Bulletin

Joni Breeden, director of rehabilitation at St.Vincent Anderson Regional, was interviewed about the importance and the types of physical therapy offered to patients during their stay in the intensive care unit.

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Goodnight Focuses On Child Abuse Prevention – St.Joseph Kokomo

Kokomo Tribune

In an effort to provide community awareness for an issue plaguing Howard County, Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight declared April to be Child Abuse Prevention Month during a press conference. Speaking alongside a group from the Family Service Association, Goodnight addressed the importance of protecting local children from the perils of an unsafe home. According to the Indiana Youth Institute, Howard County tallied 287 child neglect cases that were substantiated by the Department of Child Services in 2013. Patrick Webb, PhD, clinical psychologist at St.Joseph Kokomo, also spoke at the press conference, describing ways the brain development can be altered through abuse or neglect.

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St.Joseph Kokomo Offers Support Groups

Kokomo Tribune

St.Joseph Kokomo has announced events, classes and support group information for April.

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Nurse Advice Line Offered – St.Vincent Mercy

The Alexandria Times-Tribune

Women experiencing headaches, menstrual problems, dizziness, menopause or any other women’s health issue, can talk to a nurse free of charge by calling the St.Vincent Mercy nurse advice line.

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