CHI Saint Joseph Health Blog

December 02, 2020

Serving patients, mentees, her country and God sums up Kathy Perkins. Kathy, who has been a physical therapist at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling since 2008, said her calling to serve others has always been part of her life. But her journey to become a physical therapist began in her undergraduate years as a chemistry major …


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November 30, 2020

Right now, many mothers-to-be have the same question: What is the risk of COVID-19 to me and my baby? Amy Baker, DO, OB-GYN, CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Obstetrics and Gynecology, said that although the worries mothers have right now are understandable, she wants them to know that the overall risk to pregnant women …


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November 25, 2020

A community staple for nearly a century, Saint Joseph London recently celebrated 10 years in our beautiful home, and we’re only getting better with age. In August, Saint Joseph London marked a decade since its 2010 move from Main Street in London to a 340,000-square-foot, 150-bed building on a 52-acre campus adjacent to Interstate 75. The …


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November 23, 2020

More than 80% of U.S. adults 55 and older suffer from one or more chronic conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, cancer and arthritis, according to the National Council on Aging. An annual visit with your primary care provider can help keep your health on track. Clinical preventive services, such …


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November 18, 2020

Mollie Harris, violence prevention coordinator at Saint Joseph London, plays a unique role in the health care industry and in her community. “Most people think of a hospital as a place where you get your medical needs met,” Mollie says. “But we know social determinants can cause health problems later on in life, so we …


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November 16, 2020

Give your immune system a boost. Derrick Williams, DO, family medicine physician at CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Primary Care in Berea, explained the benefits of vaccines. 1. It teaches your body how to handle illness. “Vaccines work because our immune systems work,” Dr. Williams said. “They both cause the body to create an immune …


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November 11, 2020

How many of us have referred to this time as “the new normal”? As our lives change, the way that we provide care has changed, too. Several CHI Saint Joseph Health employees have found creative ways to reach their respective communities, ensuring no one goes without the care or support they need during this difficult …


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November 09, 2020

Anxiety and stress are high right now, and you may fear upcoming colder and darker months will make things worse. Taking charge of your mental health can help you prepare for the transition in seasons. “If you continue to worry about the future, it’s robbing you of any joy in today,” said Amy Frazier, MS, …


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October 19, 2020

A Generation of Helping As a second generation social worker, Ellie Cook said helping people during the hardest moments in their life brought her to CHI Saint Joseph Health.   “My mom was a social worker for a while, before she had children and then she became a teacher,” Ellie said. “She would drive my …


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October 13, 2020

For much of 2020, the novel coronavirus has dominated news cycles around the world. While we must remain vigilant in our fight against this disease by taking necessary safety precautions, we cannot let our fear of COVID-19 deter us from protecting ourselves during the upcoming flu season. While COVID and the flu share many similar …


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