Health & Wellness

Dr. Omar Jalil, Director of Hospital Medicine

Here at Eastside we have an extensive and dedicated Hospital Medicine program. Our Hospitalist team manages patient care and treatment on a daily basis. However, we often get the question, “What is a Hospitalist?”

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Life planning is essential in today’s economy, but the process can be difficult and overwhelming. While working through investments and 401K plans, you might want to also consider researching long-term care options and how to pay for them. As we age, our needs change so preparing well before there is a need is definitely a smart move.

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Dr. Harold Ridley was an eye surgeon in London during World War II, who helped treat bomber and fighter pilots during the air war over Europe. The pilots suffered eye wounds as shards of plexiglass would lodge into the eye after bullets shattered canopies of the aircraft. He made an observation that the material did not react in the eye and was not rejected by the body. 

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Paige Havens

Ongoing research continues to reveal that gender may actually be a risk factor for injury and/or influence injury severity when it comes to concussion. Female athletes suffer more concussions than men in the sports that both play, with an injury rate 50 percent higher. Boys and girls play by the same rules, using the same equipment, on the same fields, yet girls have higher concussion rates than boys.

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