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How to Celebrate Halloween Safely During a Pandemic

How to Celebrate Halloween Safely During a Pandemic

Oct 21, 2020

Like most activities and holidays in 2020, Halloween might look a little different this year. According to the CDC, door-to-door trick-or-treating where candy is passed out to children is considered a high-risk activity. However, there are still a variety of fun ways to enjoy the spooky holiday...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Fall Recipe: Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

Fall Recipe: Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

Oct 19, 2020

Warm up this fall with our easy Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe! This one has all the sweetness without the extra sugar. Here’s what you’ll need from the grocery store to make the perfect PSL: Your favorite ground coffee Unsweetened cashew, almond, or macadamia nut milk Pumpkin puree Maple...

Recipes
What Women Should Know About Breast Self-Exams

What Women Should Know About Breast Self-Exams

Oct 16, 2020

Early detection of breast cancer is the main objective of routine breast care. According to the CDC, breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women in the United States. Early detection provides the best possibility for successful treatment. Early detection plans include...

Breast Cancer
Women’s Health
How Oncologists Use Radiation Therapy to Treat a Variety of Cancers

How Oncologists Use Radiation Therapy to Treat a Variety of Cancers

Oct 15, 2020

Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that targets fast-dividing cancer cells to slow their growth or damage them beyond repair. More than half of all cancer patients will undergo radiotherapy, either as their primary treatment or in conjunction with other treatments, like chemotherapy or surgery...

Oncology
How To Stay Healthy While Casting Your Vote

How To Stay Healthy While Casting Your Vote

Oct 15, 2020

You might be wondering, is it safe to go out and vote with the looming threat of a pandemic? There are a lot of factors to consider when answering this question. Is the virus stagnant or spreading in your area? What safety protocols are being taken at your polling place? Do you have a higher risk...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Plan For It: Stroke Symptoms and Next Steps

Plan For It: Stroke Symptoms and Next Steps

Oct 15, 2020

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. While the risk of stroke increases as you age, strokes can happen to anyone at any time. Paul Goen, MD, medical director at the St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital Emergency Center, said, “The...

Cardiovascular Care
What a Blood Test Can Reveal About Your Health

What a Blood Test Can Reveal About Your Health

Oct 14, 2020

Your doctor can learn a lot about you from a simple blood sample. In fact, patterns in your blood work can even uncover your heritage and genealogy. To learn more about what a blood test can tell doctors about your health, we spoke with Dr. Jordan Conway, primary care physician at CHI St. Joseph...

General Health & Wellness
How to Tame Your Fall Allergies | St. Joseph Health

How to Tame Your Fall Allergies

Oct 14, 2020

When people think of allergies, they typically think of springtime and the pollen that comes along with it. However, when the weather starts to change and the leaves start to fall, a whole new set of allergens enters the air and can bring on sneezing, itchy throats, and runny noses. Here is a...

General Health & Wellness
Podcast | Helping Children Cope With COVID-19 Isolation

Cancer Screenings During COVID-19 | Inside Health Podcast

Oct 07, 2020

In this episode of the Inside Health podcast, host Kevin Keys sits down with Dr. Jamie Pawlowski, radiation oncologist at St. Joseph Health Cancer Clinic, to discuss the importance of regular cancer screenings and whether it's safe to postpone them during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also cover...

Inside Health Podcast
Oncology
7 Tips for Staying Healthy in Aggieland During a Pandemic

7 Tips for Staying Healthy in Aggieland During a Pandemic

Oct 06, 2020

By Kaylee Cogbill, Texas A&M Student It’s hard enough to feel like we are taking good care of our health as college students. Add a pandemic on top of that, and it becomes even harder. When the novel coronavirus outbreak first started, it was hard for me to keep up with academic and social...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)