Patient Education

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Ready to quit smoking? Click on the link below to access tips and materials that can help you stop smoking today!

You know it is time to quit, and PMSI can help you quit for life! You will be able to climb those stairs without becoming short of breath! You are reducing your risk of developing lung cancer and many other diseases. Just think of all the money you can save without the cost of cigarettes. PMSI wants to be there for you during this difficult process!

Visit www.planmyquit.com/pmsi and watch the video! Take advantage of the plan-to-quit cards and schedule an appointment with your PMSI provider to discover more ways to make your quitting process a success!

Click on the links below for patient resources about Diabetes.

PMSI has an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. This allows PMSI to offer our patients increased access to critical diabetes education services. Contact your PMSI office to schedule an appointment with our Diabetic Educator, Debbie Zlomek.  

Use the topics below to learn more about your health.

ADD/ADHD Health Center
ADHD affects an estimated 3% to 5% of children and adults in the U.S. Get information here about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, including its causes, diagnosis, and promising treatments -- from medication to behavioral therapy.

Allergies Health Center 
Allergies affect nearly 20% of Americans. Here you'll find in-depth articles about allergy treatments, triggers, and prevention.

Health&Balance
Emotional health and well being for a sound mind, body and spirit

Alzheimer's Disease Health Center
Alzheimer's disease affects an estimated 1 in 10 people over age 65. Find in-depth information about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and promising treatments. Plus, find caregiver support here.

Anxiety/Panic Disorders Health Center 
Anxiety and panic disorders affect an estimated 2.4 million Americans. Panic attacks are twice as common in women as in men. Find in-depth articles here about anxiety, its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and effective treatments.

Arthritis Health Center
Arthritis or other chronic joint pain affects nearly 70 million people in the U.S. alone. Get in-depth information here about osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and related conditions. You'll find articles about arthritis symptoms and prevention, arthritis drugs, and other promising treatments.

Asthma Health Center
Asthma affects an estimated 17 million people in the U.S. alone. Find in-depth information on asthma treatments, triggers, and prevention. Plus, find support for parents caring for children with asthma.

Back Pain Health Center
Back pain affects 80% of Americans at some time in their lives. Here you'll find in-depth articles about the causes of back pain and back pain relief - from exercises to medical treatments.

Breast Cancer Health Center
Breast cancer is 90% curable when caught early. Get in-depth information here about breast cancer, its symptoms, stages, and promising treatments. Plus, meet breast cancer survivors in our online support groups.

Cancer Health Center
Cancer is diagnosed in more than 1 million people every year in the U.S. alone. Find in-depth articles here about cancer, its causes, symptoms, prevention, and promising treatments. Plus, meet cancer survivors in our online support groups.

Cholesterol Management Health Center
High cholesterol affects 42 million Americans, and 63 million more have borderline high cholesterol. Here you'll find in-depth articles about high cholesterol, low-cholesterol diets, cholesterol-lowering drugs, and other promising treatments.

Colorectal Cancer Health Center
Colorectal cancer is diagnosed in more than 130,000 people each year in the U.S. alone. Get in-depth information here on colorectal cancer -- or colon cancer -- including articles on causes, symptoms, prevention, and promising treatments.

Oral Health Center
Your smile says a lot about you. Whether you're considering cosmetic dentistry, need answers to a dental problem, or just want to improve your daily dental care, you'll find the information you need to keep your smile in top shape.

Depression Health Center
An estimated 19 million American adults are living with major depression. Here you'll find in-depth information about depression symptoms, medications, and therapy. Plus, find daily help in our online support groups.

Diabetes Health Center
Diabetes affects an estimated 17 million Americans, and the number rises each year. Find in-depth information here about diabetes prevention, diet, treatments, and research. Plus, find daily support and nutritional tips in our online message boards.

Health&Diet
Get information on dieting and nutrition, diet plans, recipes, fad diets, nutrition facts, and supplements, and find weight-loss tips.

Ear Infection Health Center
Ear infections occur when a cold, throat infection, or allergy attack causes fluid to become trapped in the middle ear. Mostly affecting children, symptoms include earaches and thick, yellow fluid coming from the ears.

Emotional Wellness
Get information on emotional health and wellness, plus advice to keep you feeling your best.

Epilepsy Health Center
Epilepsy is diagnosed in 125,000 Americans each year. Find in-depth information here on epilepsy seizures, symptoms, and treatments, including epilepsy drugs and surgery. Plus, find daily help in our online support group.

Eye Health Center
Considering LASIK? Diagnosed with glaucoma or cataracts? Ready for a new pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses? Find the information you need on eyes and eye disorders to help you see your best.

Fibromyalgia/CFIDS Health Center
Fibromyalgia affects an estimated 5.8 million Americans, and 500,000 more live with chronic fatigue syndrome. Here you'll find in-depth information about fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, their symptoms, pain relief, and promising treatments. Plus, find daily help in our online support groups.

Health&Fitness 
Get information on what exercises and fitness techniques you need to stay healthy and work out right.

Genital Herpes Health Center
One in five American adults has genital herpes and may not know it. Here you'll find information about genital herpes and prevention, treatment, and suppression. Plus, find support and experts in our online message boards.

Men’s Health
Get the information on men's health issues that you need to stay strong and fit, avoid stress, and maintain a healthy sex life.

Healthy Aging
Get information on senior living, exercise for seniors, staying active, and enjoying this time of life.

Healthy&Sex
Find intimacy and sex advice for a health love life and better sex.

Healthy Women
Get the information on women's health issues that you need to avoid stress and stay active and vibrant.

Heart Health Center
Heart disease affects an estimated 62 million Americans, more than any other illness. Find in-depth information here about heart disease, its symptoms, treatments, and prevention. Plus, get nutritional tips and lifestyle support on our message boards.

Heartburn/GERD Health Center
Heartburn strikes an estimated 20% of Americans at least once a week. Here you'll find in-depth articles on heartburn and GERD, their symptoms, causes, and treatments -- including heartburn drugs and surgery.

Hepatitis Health Center
Hepatitis A, B, and C are viral infections that, combined, affect an estimated 5% to 6% of Americans. Get in-depth articles here about hepatitis symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments. Plus, find daily help in our online support groups.

HIV&AIDS Health Center
HIV/AIDS infects an estimated 5 million people worldwide each year. Up to 950,000 people live with HIV in the U.S. alone. Find articles here about HIV/AIDS treatment, transmission, and prevention, as well as information on safe sex and daily support.

Understanding Hodgkin’s Disease
Hodgkin's disease is a rare cancer diagnosed in about 7,100 adults each year in the U.S. Get information here about Hodgkin's disease lymphoma, its symptoms, stages, and promising treatments. Plus, find daily help in our online cancer support group.

Hypertension/High Blood Pressuer Health Center
High blood pressure affects I in 4 American adults. Find in-depth articles here on high blood pressure, it's causes, symptoms, and treatments, including the renowned DASH diet. Plus, get daily support for lifestyle changes on our message boards.

Erectile Dysfunction Health Center
Impotence affects an estimated 18 million men in the U.S. alone. Here you'll find information about impotence -- or erectile dysfunction -- including its causes, impotence drugs, and other promising treatments.

Incontinence & Overactive Bladder Health Center
Urinary incontinence affects 12 million Americans, young and old, male and female. Here you'll find in-depth articles on stress and urge incontinence, plus promising treatments, from drugs to surgery.

Infertility & Reproduction Health Center 
Infertility problems are diagnosed in 1 in 10 American couples, yet fully half eventually bear a child. Find out about infertility drugs, tests, and treatments such as IVF. Plus, find daily support in our online support groups.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Health Center
Inflammatory bowel disease affects an estimated 600,000 Americans a year. Find articles here about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis -- including symptoms, prevention, and promising treatments, from medication to surgery.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Health Center
Irritable bowel syndrome affects an estimated 55 million Americans. Get in-depth articles here on irritable bowel syndrome causes, symptoms, and treatments. Plus, get help daily on our online support groups.

Kidney Disease  – Basic Information
Kidney failure sends an estimated 400,000 Americans into treatment each year. Find in-depth information here on kidney failure (also called renal failure), covering causes, symptoms, dialysis, and daily support.

Lung Cancer Health Center
Lung cancer is diagnosed in an estimated 173, 000 Americans each year. Here you'll find in-depth articles on lung cancer, its symptoms, stages, and treatments. Plus, find daily help in our online support group.

Lupus Health Center
Nine out of ten people who have lupus are women. Get in-depth information on lupus, its causes, symptoms, and treatments. Plus, find daily help in our online support group.

Menopause Health Center
Menopause affects every woman differently; in fact, 50% of women never suffer symptoms such as hot flashes. Find in-depth articles here about menopause, hot flashes, night sweats, hormones, and HRT, as well as natural remedies.

Mental Health Center
Mental health disorders affect an estimated 22% of American adults each year. Here you'll find in-depth articles on mental health care, conditions such as depression and anxiety, and promising new treatments. Plus, get daily help in our online support groups.

Migraines & Headaches Health Center
Approximately 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches, and of them, 28 million suffer from migraines. Get information about migraines and headaches, their causes, triggers, and treatments. Plus, find daily support in our online support group.

Multiple Sclerosis Health Center
Multiple sclerosis affects 2.5 million people worldwide, including 400,000 Americans. Get in-depth information here on multiple sclerosis symptoms and treatments. Plus, find daily help in our online support group.

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is diagnosed in an estimated 53,000 Americans each year. Find information here about non-Hodgkin's lymphoma symptoms and promising treatments. Plus, get support on our online message boards.

Osteoarthritis Health Center 
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting 20 million people in the U.S. alone. Here you'll find in-depth articles on osteoarthritis symptoms, causes, and treatments, including arthritis drugs and joint replacement surgery.

Osteoporosis Health Center
Osteoporosis affects 10 million Americans, mostly women, and 34 million more have low bone mass. Get in-depth information here on osteoporosis drugs and other treatments, as well as on prevention, calcium, and exercise.

Ovarian Cancer Health Center
Ovarian cancer is diagnosed in an estimated 25,000 women in the U.S. each year. Find in-depth information here on ovarian cancer, its diagnosis, symptoms, and treatments. Plus, find daily support in our online cancer support group.

Pain Management Health Center
Chronic pain affects an estimated 86 million American adults to some degree. Here you'll find the latest information on chronic pain treatments, as well as natural ways to manage your chronic pain. Plus, get help daily in our online support group.

Parkinson's Disease Health Center
Parkinson's disease is diagnosed in more than 50,000 Americans each year. Find information here on Parkinson's disease symptoms and treatments -- from medication to surgery. Plus, find daily help in our online support group.

Health&Parenting
Get information on stages of pregnancy, signs and symptoms, and pregnancy tests, or read about parenting styles and skills, and find parenting tips and advice.

Prostate Cancer Health Center 
Prostate cancer is diagnosed in an estimated 80% of men who reach age 80. Find in-depth articles here on prostate cancer prevention, symptoms, and treatments. Plus, get daily support in our online support group.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Center
Rheumatoid arthritis affects more than 2 million Americans, mostly women. Here you'll find in-depth information on rheumatoid arthritis, its causes, symptoms, treatments, and pain relief methods. Plus, find daily support in our online support group.

Schizophrenia Health Center
Schizophrenia affects an estimated 2.2 million Americans each year. Here you'll find in-depth articles on schizophrenia drugs and other treatments, as well as its causes and symptoms.

Sexual Conditions Health Center
Sexual health is a field of growing importance. Here you'll find in-depth articles on men's and women's sexual health issues and STD information. Plus, you can get answers to your sexual health questions on our online message boards.

Skin & Beauty Center
Bothered by a rash, acne, eczema, or psoriasis? Considering plastic surgery? Need a new skin care regimen? Find the skin care information about beauty tips you need to look your best.

Sleep Disorders Health Center
Sleep disorders include a range of problems -- from insomnia to narcolepsy -- and affects millions of Americans. Here you'll find in-depth information on sleep disorder treatments, causes, and the diagnosis. Plus, learn how sleep disorders affect your health and work.

Smoking Cessation Health Center
Smoking is one of the most addictive habits, yet nearly half of Americans who once smoked eventually quit. To help you quit smoking, you'll find in-depth information here on successful smoking cessation techniques, nicotine patches, and other products.

Stroke Health Center
Stroke strikes about 700,000 Americans each year, but the vast majority of people survive. Close to 5 million stroke survivors are managing their health today. Here you'll find in-depth articles on stroke symptoms, treatments, and prevention. Plus, get daily support in our online support group.

Women's Health
Women's health is an increasingly important field of medicine. Here you'll find in-depth articles on women's health issues such as chronic pelvic pain, fibroids, menstrual problems, and menopause.