CHI Saint Joseph Health Blog

Category: Health & Wellness

July 08, 2019

Bursting with fresh fruits and veggies, summer is the perfect time of year to focus on eating well. The air is warm, the sun is shining and the farmers market is rife with leafy greens, juicy melons and colorful peppers. “Local produce is easily accessible during the summer months, which is wonderful for a variety …


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July 02, 2019

Summer is a time for rest and relaxation, sunshine and vacations. But summer fun comes with the potential for serious health risks. This summer, take a few simple steps to help prevent common health issues and avoid frequent visits to the doctor’s office.


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June 27, 2019

Bursting with fresh fruits and veggies, summer is the perfect time of year to focus on eating well. Try this versatile salsa recipe that also goes well with white fish or grilled chicken.


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June 26, 2019

A hospital visit can be a stressful time, filled with questions and concerns. In some cases, patients may not be familiar with some of the roles and responsibilities of the different health care providers who help them during their treatment.


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June 19, 2019

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Fortunately, colorectal cancer is preventable with lifestyle changes, such as a healthy diet and regular exercise, and staying up to date on cancer screenings.


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June 07, 2019

When “Code Stroke” is announced over the hospital loudspeaker, a designated health care team immediately moves the patient for a CT scan to confirm the diagnosis.


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May 16, 2019

A sedentary lifestyle can cause weight gain and conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, but did you know it can also lead to problems with blood circulation?


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May 14, 2019

After letting joint pain keep you from the activities you love, you consult with your orthopedic surgeon and decide to have joint replacement surgery. Now it’s time to get ready.


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May 09, 2019

It’s no secret that when you’re trying to lose weight or make healthier food choices, dining out can cause its fair share of temptations. From portion sizes to added ingredients, dessert options and peer pressure, it can be tough to navigate the dining experience and still feel in control.


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May 07, 2019

Eating is such a significant part of our daily lives, yet it’s so easy to get disconnected from it. One moment our plates are full, and the next moment, they’re empty and we’ve hardly tasted or enjoyed one bite. Practicing mindful eating can bring us awareness of our own actions, thoughts, feelings and motivations, plus …


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