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A Healthy Message from Northeastern Health System-Tahlequah Chief of Staff Dr. Brent Rotton.

More than 45 million Americans suffer from chronic, recurring headaches. Every year, doctors’ offices are flooded with visits triggered by headaches. June 2-8 has been declared National Headache Awareness Week in order to help people understand what makes their head ache, and how to get relief.

A migraine is a throbbing, one-sided pain that often causes nausea and keeps people from functioning in their work or personal life.  About 30 million Americans suffer from this treatable neuro-biological disorder. Yet, it is estimated that more than half of all people who have migraine headaches have never been diagnosed and are failing to take advantage of the relief that is available today.

Migraines aren’t the only kind of headache to disrupt daily routines.  Tension, sinus and a variety of other headaches can impact the overall quality of life. If you’re bothered by headaches, a headache log can help in identifying triggers that bring on headaches as well as pinpointing the location and type of pain. Even if prevention isn’t always possible, there are new products on the market that can bring relief from all kinds of headaches.


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If you suffer from headaches that interfere with your ability to work or enjoy your daily life, the National Headache Foundation offers a list of 10 steps to take:


  • Seek help. Be a self-advocate. Migraines are a disease and deserve the same care and attention as any health problem.
  • Educate yourself about migraines so you will know how to best work with your doctor to manage your disease.
  • Visit a doctor specifically about your headaches. This lets your doctor know the problem is serious and not just an afterthought. If your primary care physician doesn’t treat migraines, search for a physician who does.
  • Prepare for your physician visit. Keep a headache diary showing when your headaches occurred, how long they lasted, the severity of the pain and any possible triggers. Document the impact on your life in terms of missed work or skipped social activities.
  • Have reasonable expectations for treatment. While migraines cannot be cured at this time, there are effective treatment plans available.
  • Be honest with the doctor treating your headache about any medications (prescription and over the counter) you take and other medical conditions you experience.
  • Focus on solutions. Be positive.
  • Ask for detailed instructions on taking medications, and follow them. Get documentation about how often and how to take prescribed medications.
  • Partner with your physician. Share communication as you follow the treatment plan.
  • Follow-up regularly with your physician. Typically, physicians may want you to pursue a treatment plan for about three months and then schedule a return appointment to evaluate the treatment’s effectiveness.

Headaches are legitimate biological disorders, not psychological conditions.  If headaches are serious and often enough to interfere with your life, it’s time to schedule a visit with your doctor.

News from Northeastern Health System

Now Hiring for Clinical Decision Unit

The Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) of Northeastern Health System will provide evaluation and care of patients whose medical needs can most often be taken care of within a 24-hour time frame. A patient in the CDU receives monitoring, diagnostic testing, therapy and assessment of symptoms to determine whether he or she will require further treatment as an inpatient or can be safely discharged from the hospital setting. If a patient is deemed medically stable, he or she may be discharged from the CDU at any time during the day or evening. Examples of conditions treated in the Clinical Decision Unit include: Chest pain Asthma Abdominal pain Dehydration Who provides care and medical treatment?  Patients in the Clinical Decision Unit are cared for by highly skilled professionals. These include, but are not limited to: A Hospitalist physician (MD or DO) has overall responsibility for a patient’s care. Every patient is seen by a physician. They talk with the nurses, evaluate the patient and any test results, and confer with other doctors as necessary to determine a course of treatment. A registered nurse (RN) will assess and monitor a patient’s physical condition, give medication, maintain an IV and keep family and/or friends informed of any tests and procedures. Nurses also provide important discharge information before patients go home. Each nurse is responsible for several patients and works very closely with other doctors as necessary to determine a course of treatment. Nurse practitioners, licensed practical care nurses, and case managers are also active participants in a patient’s care. To apply, or for more information, contact our Human Resources department at (918) 453-2170 or visit Share... read more

Weight Loss Leads to Cancer Discovery

Kelly Goldman was feeling great after her recent 15 pound weight loss. Then, while changing into a sports bra, she discovered a lump in her breast leading to her battle against breast cancer. “I attribute my weight loss to helping the lump become more noticeable,” said Goldman. “I had not had my mammogram that year and actually completely forgot. That won’t happen again.” Goldman was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Stage 2, unilateral. “I had a strong feeling it was cancerous, knowing it was not painful at first and wasn’t there before,” said Goldman. As a former radiological technician, Goldman was knowledgeable about the possible signs and symptoms of cancer. “I can honestly say I wished I did not know as much as I did, medically that is,” said Goldman. “I wanted to be just a regular person with no idea of what was to come or expect. I didn’t wanted to know the worst case scenario. I was in shock, and scared to put my children and husband through what was to come.” Goldman contacted her healthcare provider and received a mammogram which confirmed the mass. She then had a biopsy preformed, which confirmed the cancer.   From there, Goldman saw an oncologist who informed her she would need radiation and chemotherapy, as well as a lumpectomy or mastectomy. She chose the lumpectomy, as the survival rate was the same.   Goldman was able to receive both her chemotherapy and radiation treatments in Tahlequah, thanks to the partnerships created through Northeastern Health System. “I received my chemotherapy from Warren Clinic Medical Oncology-Tahlequah office, and the Northeastern Health System... read more

Northeastern Health System offers Mammography Special

In recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, Northeastern Health System is offering mammogram screenings for a flat fee of $75. The focus of this annual effort is to educate women, and those who love them, about the important benefits of early breast cancer detection. “Unfortunately, too many women fail to receive their annual mammography screenings,” said Misty Brenan, NHS mammography technologist. “In some cases, this can be attributed to a lack of education. There are still some people who do not understand the importance of mammography in early breast cancer detection.   Other women avoid the annual tests because they are afraid; scared that the test itself will hurt or afraid of receiving possible bad news.” The messages for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month are important: Early detection saves lives. Mammography screening is the single most effective method of early detection. An annual mammogram is recommended for all women over 40 years of age. Women should know how their breasts normally feel and should report any changes to their health care provider. Breast self-examinations (monthly from age 20) and clinical examinations (at least every three years from age 20 to 35, and annually from age 40 and up) should be a part of regular breast health screenings.“Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women,” said Branan. “Finding a tumor at its earliest stages and getting appropriate treatment not only provides the best chance of surviving a breast cancer diagnosis, but also provides the broadest range of effective treatment options.”Estrogen-Related Risk Factors: In addition to the inherited higher risk from a “breast cancer” gene, a number of other... read more

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