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Understanding Your Diagnosis: Bone Spurs

What are Bone Spurs? What causes Bone Spurs? Osteophytes, or more commonly called bone spurs, are small bony projections that grow at the ends of bones, often at joints where two bones meet (mayoclinic.org). The most frequent cause of bone spurs is osteoarthritis (OA...

Understanding Your Diagnosis: Arthritis

What is Arthritis?Arthritis, in its simplest terms, refers to inflammation of a joint and joint space. It is a very common, yet misunderstood diagnosis, due in part to there being over 100 different types of arthritis, with different causes and treatments. However,...

Do you have holiday spirit to spare?

VINTON, IA – It may only be October, but for the Respiratory and Human Resources Departments at Virginia Gay Hospital, it’s time to think about trimming holiday trees! As the event organizers, those departments are now planning and preparing for the 11th Annual...

Virginia Gay Hospital welcomes David Lane, PA-C

Virginia Gay Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of David Lane, PA-C as an Emergency Room/Hospitalists. David recently completed a residency in emergency medicine at the University of Iowa. He joins Matt Wilden, Tammy Madsen, Trevor Nelson, and Jill Reese as...