CHI Saint Joseph Health Blog

April 08, 2019

When patients who are suffering from low back pain come to physical therapy for the first time, the two most frequently asked questions are, “Why was I referred to physical therapy when my MRI shows joint or disc abnormalities?” and “Don’t I need an MRI so you know what is going on?” Both questions are …


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April 08, 2019

It’s been nearly 38 years since Cleveland Smith, supervisor, respiratory care, walked into Saint Joseph Hospital as a floor tech in respiratory. That wasn’t the original path he had chosen in high school. Originally, he had an interest in radiology, but the program at Madisonville Vocational-Technical School was full. he saw the respiratory path as …


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April 05, 2019

Eat less. Move more. You might have heard this or seen this written at your doctor’s office. It does sound like a simple prescription for wellness, right? But we all know it’s easier said than done. Busy lifestyles keep us from stopping at the gym, playing sports or even walking around the neighborhood. But research …


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April 04, 2019

Are you considering or have you undergone weight loss surgery? If so, then it’s likely you’ve thought about personal milestones or goals you would like to achieve on your journey to living a healthier you. During our bariatric support groups, we often talk about realistic goals and tips as we cheer each other on during …


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April 03, 2019

On a chilly February night, Frank Peters stood inside the crowded lobby of the CHI Saint Joseph Health Cancer Care Center at Flaget Memorial Hospital and nervously read his story of hope. At first, it didn’t seem like a hope-filled story. In fact, it seemed like anything but that – Frank’s wife Patsy had died …


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April 02, 2019

Allergy season is right around the corner. Learn how to manage the symptoms of the season, including stuffiness and sneezing. “Spring allergies can often lead to a variety of ear, nose and throat problems,” said Ron Shashy, MD, an otolaryngologist with CHI Saint Joseph Health – Ear, Nose and Throat Care. “Your body reacts to …


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April 02, 2019

If you’re struggling with your weight and related conditions, it’s likely that you’ve tried just about everything. While bariatric surgery is not a quick fix, it can be part of a plan to help you achieve significant weight loss and start living a healthier life. As you explore your options, including weight loss surgery, it’s …


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