CHI Saint Joseph Health Blog

Category: Health & Wellness

September 18, 2019

Laura Pollard of Elizabethtown had contemplated weight loss surgery for 10 years or more, but something always stopped her from doing it. Finally, she convinced herself she was happy. “I thought, ‘I love me. My family loves me. My friends love me,’” she said. She didn’t have any weight-related health issues, although she did have …


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September 09, 2019

Vaccines are the safest, proven method of preventing adults and children from contracting a wide variety of potentially deadly diseases. Recently, some parents have decided to delay or refuse vaccinating their children due to misinformation about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. However, research and real-world examples prove that it’s imperative to get vaccinated, for …


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September 06, 2019

Imagine holding your breath underwater. Now imagine that you couldn’t return to the surface. This is similar to what the heart experiences during an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).


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August 08, 2019

At 417 pounds, life was becoming difficult for Chris Rogers of Paris. “Everyday tasks were becoming a struggle – getting dressed, tying shoes, going out to eat,” he said. “Luckily, I didn’t have too many medical problems.” But he was uncomfortable, and Rogers could tell the extra weight was interfering with his everyday tasks and …


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July 29, 2019

Better known as swimmer’s ear, otitis externa is an infection that can develop when water becomes trapped in your outer ear canal after swimming.


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July 24, 2019

Summer is the season of sunshine, but basking in the warm rays may put you at risk for developing skin cancer, the most common type of cancer affecting Americans.


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July 22, 2019

Summer reading? Check. School supplies? Check. Your child’s health? Check. With school starting soon, many parents find themselves busy helping prepare their children for the new academic year. One vital to-do is your child’s yearly wellness exam. “It’s always a good idea to see your child’s pediatrician yearly to make sure he or she is …


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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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