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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Take a tech time-out & help teens disconnect

A RECENT SURVEY conducted by the American Psychological Association found 86 percent of Americans report constantly checking their smartphones, and those who use their phones the most have the highest stress levels. 

Addiction is a disease

ACCORDING TO THE American Society of Addiction Medicine, addiction is a chronic disease that changes the reward, motivation, and memory centers of the brain. This disease can cause people to persistently seek pleasure from a substance or behavior, regardless of the consequences for themselves or others. 

Addiction is a disease

ACCORDING TO THE American Society of Addiction Medicine, addiction is a chronic disease that changes the reward, motivation, and memory centers of the brain. This disease can cause people to persistently seek pleasure from a substance or behavior, regardless of the consequences for themselves or others. 

Happy kitchen, healthy eating

WHETHER YOU’RE TRYING to lose weight, improve your mood, or adopt healthier habits, the best place to start is by looking at the big picture. It’s time to clean out your kitchen. 

Happy kitchen, healthy eating

WHETHER YOU’RE TRYING to lose weight, improve your mood, or adopt healthier habits, the best place to start is by looking at the big picture. It’s time to clean out your kitchen. 

Pressure points

Last November, the definition of hypertension (high blood pressure) changed. Here is what you need to know. NEW GUIDELINES DEVELOPED by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association set a lower threshold for hypertension: 130–139 mm Hg for systolic pressure when heart contracts (top number) and 80–89 for diastolic pressure when the heart relaxes between beats (bottom number). Blood pressure in those ranges is now categorized as Type 1 hypertension. Typ…

Pressure points

Last November, the definition of hypertension (high blood pressure) changed. Here is what you need to know. NEW GUIDELINES DEVELOPED by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association set a lower threshold for hypertension: 130–139 mm Hg for systolic pressure when heart contracts (top number) and 80–89 for diastolic pressure when the heart relaxes between beats (bottom number). Blood pressure in those ranges is now categorized as Type 1 hypertension. Typ…

PSA Public Service Announcement – Prostate Cancer

PROSTATE CANCER IS the second deadliest cancer for men. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screenings can help save lives by detecting the cancer early in its development. “I recommend PSA screening in men between 50 and 70 years old who are expected to live another 10 years and have no additional risk factors for prostate cancer,” says Christopher Tornehl, MD, urologist at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital. “AfricanAmerican men and men with a family history of prostate cance…

Buying your brain time

AN ISCHEMIC STROKE occurs when a clot shuts off blood flow to one part of the brain. That lack of blood flow can kill brain tissue. “A major artery is like the trunk of a tree that branches off into smaller and smaller arteries in your brain,” says Jeannie Pittenger, SCRN, MSN, Stroke Program Facilitator at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital. “The size of your stroke depends on where the blood flow shutoff is located and which parts of the brain are deprived of their oxygen…

Your unique stroke risk

STROKE KILLS TWICE as many women each year as breast cancer, yet about 90 percent of women are unaware stroke is such a significant problem. Most are also unaware of many women-specific risk factors for stroke. “Oral contraceptive use, migraine headaches, and smoking are some of the biggest risk factors for younger women,” says Jeannie Pittenger, SCRN, MSN, Stroke Program Facilitator at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital. “If you combine those, your risk of having a stroke …