When a boat propeller horrifically wounded a Madison man, it set into motion the medical interventions to save his life: AirCare, UMMC’s medical helicopter transport, treated Dan Smith at the scene and whisked him to the trauma unit. Surgeons controlled his bleeding and assessed his injuries. Then, the surgical ICU team took control. Thanks to prayer and UMMC’s care, he lived to tell the tale.
The American Cancer Society, citing more colorectal cancer in young people, is recommending people at average risk start screening for colorectal cancer at age 45. Detecting the cancer earlier would save more lives.
It’s one thing to want to take steps to live a longer and healthier life. It’s quite another to do the work when it competes with job, family and travel. Cardiologist Dr. Thomas Skelton says building wellness habits into your day can be done, starting with: Regularly exercise. Maintain a healthy weight. Quit smoking.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of June 4-10.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming weeks at the Medical Center.