Taking the extra step

AS A PLANT SERVICES colleague at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, Tim receives many requests. His main job is to keep the hospital’s grounds in tip-top shape. From mowing to plowing

Taking the extra step

AS A PLANT SERVICES colleague at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, Tim receives many requests. His main job is to keep the hospital’s grounds in tip-top shape. From mowing to plowing and everything in between, Tim completes each task with pride.

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Restoring possibilites

AFTER INITIAL TREATMENT for a stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), heart attack, or other major medical event, hospitalized individuals take a crucial step on the road to recovery when they begin rehabilitation.

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Bottoms up!

MASON JARS ARE GOOD FOR MORE THAN

JUST RUSTIC DECORATION—YOU CAN USE THEM TO CRAFT THE PERFECT SALAD FOR LUNCH OR DINNER ON-THE-GO.

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Memorable gatherings

IF YOU STOP by Dove Healthcare–West Eau Claire on a Friday morning during the spring and summer, you are likely to find a large group gathered in the Community Room listening to a guest speaker share information about a particular aspect of brain health. 

Exercise for brain power

“Exercise can sharpen your brain function, especially when you introduce new activities into your routine,”

I’m so hungry!

YOU HAD DINNER. IT’S ALMOST BEDTIME. SO WHY DID YOU JUST SCOOP OUT A BOWL OF ICE CREAM?

The priceless gift

Bob was three months short of his 18th birthday in September 2000, when his vehicle crested a hill and ran into a county tar truck on the wrong side of the road. He never regained consciousness. 

The priceless gift

Bob was three months short of his 18th birthday in September 2000, when his vehicle crested a hill and ran into a county tar truck on the wrong side of the road. He never regained consciousness. 

A parent’s guide to peaceful travel

WHEN CHILDREN FIGHT in the car, their arguments cause a potentially dangerous distraction for drivers. An Australian research team, for example, found that drivers with kids in the car are up to 12 times more distracted than drivers who use their cell phones behind the wheel.

When helping others helps you

MULTIPLE STUDIES HAVE shown that a rapid decline in mental and physical health can occur after retirement. According to Mary Pengra, Director of Volunteer and Community Services at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, other big life changes, such as the death of a loved one, can compound the effect.

Eat with the seasons

DURING THE SUMMER, Wisconsin farmers harvest a variety of fruits and vegetables for local markets. Beets, berries, squash, and sweet corn are just a few of the items in abundance at this time of year. 

Harvest of hope

NOW IN ITS fifth growing season, the HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Community Garden welcomes green thumbs of all ages to grow a variety of healthy produce that nourishes our community in body and spirit.

The healing effects of proper posture

MAYBE YOU’RE FEELING a little tired. Or perhaps you are very tall, head and shoulders above everyone in the world around you. For whatever reason, slumping, hunching your shoulders, and tensing your lower back will eventually begin to cause pain.