By John C. Jackman, MS, Program Director According to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, the average person takes 10,000 steps each day which adds up to more than three million steps per year. April serves as Foot Health Awareness Month, and is a great opportunity to highlight the importance of foot health. People Read More

By John C. Jackman, MS, Director, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Arizona Wound Centers at Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that of the 29.1 million people in the United States living with diabetes, nearly eight million of those people are undiagnosed. There are two types of diabetes: Type Read More

By John C. Jackman, MS, Director, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Arizona Wound Centers at Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital Coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and other issues with the heart and vessels can cause obstructions that hinder the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrition to the wound. Cholesterol, diabetes, stroke and high blood Read More

Most likely, there is someone in your life who has been affected by breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. In fact, The Read More

All babies need tummy time. At birth, a baby’s head is roughly one third of his/her total weight. At a very early age, strength and movement start developing in the head and neck, and gradually progress down the spine and into the hips and legs. Ever been ‘bopped’ by a newborn baby’s head as they Read More

When you find out that you or someone you care about has to undergo hip replacement surgery, do you cringe or wince? For years, tradition hip replacement surgery involved large surgical incisions, hip dislocations, split/detached muscles and tendons, and a long, drawn out physical therapy and recovery schedule. Definitely cringe-worthy. Thanks to advancements in surgical Read More

It’s a known fact. Being overweight or obese isn’t just a cosmetic problem … Excessive weight puts physical and mental strain on your body. The most efficient way to determine if your weight puts you at risk for serious health issues is to check your body mass index (BMI), which is a mathematical measurement of Read More

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types. In fact, there are more new cases of skin cancer than there are of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer combined each year. And, 90% of non-melanoma skin cancer cases are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. One simple daily precaution Read More

Summer is here! For many, summer means kids are out of school and summer activities and travels are underway. Summer can also wreak havoc on anyone trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Whether you’re staying home or traveling around the globe, health experts from the Bridges Center for Surgical Weight Management offer Read More

By Denise A. McGinley, RN, MSNAd, Director, Center for Orthopaedic Innovation, St. Luke's Medical Center, Tempe St. Luke's Hospital While sports concussions have gained national attention over the past several years, many parents and young athletes remain unaware of or confused by the facts. Hopefully today’s blog will increase understanding of what the sports medicine Read More