South County Health News

Athletes beware: Don’t play through the pain

Athletes beware: Don’t play through the pain

Published 07/11/2017

Contrary to its name, tennis elbow doesn’t just affect tennis players. According to Charlotte Moriarty, MD, PhD, who specializes in sports medicine at OrthoRI - South County, it is one of many common overuse injuries people can easily avoid.

Ultra-violet light disinfection system fights infections

Ultra-violet light disinfection system fights infections

Published 07/03/2017

At South County Hospital a robotic device was recently added to the Environmental Service staff to help create a virtually germ-free environment in operating rooms, isolation rooms, and other patient areas.

Diagnostic Imaging upgrades help physicians, help patients

Diagnostic Imaging upgrades help physicians, help patients

Published 06/29/2017

South County Health’s diagnostic imaging capabilities have improved dramatically with the recently installed 1.5 MRI. Considered to be a top-of-the-line system in its class, the Siemans Magnetom Aera MRI was operational as of June 28, 2017.

Protect yourself from threat of Zika virus

Protect yourself from threat of Zika virus

Published 06/29/2017

Summer is just around the corner and the threat of contracting the Zika virus through mosquito bites is creating a public health concern again. Since its resurgence in 2015, the number of symptomatic cases in the US states has grown significantly.

Department of Diagnostic Imaging expands technology services

Department of Diagnostic Imaging expands technology services

Published 06/28/2017

The Department of Diagnostic Imaging (DI) has undergone major changes and additions over the past year. When it comes to screening and imaging, the most accurate care begins with a clear and confident diagnosis on the heels of DI.