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Spread Joy With These Random Acts of Humankindness

Nov 12, 2020

We're living in unprecedented times, and there is a lot of uncertainty. But spreading kindness is an easy way to use human connection to provide an uplifting boost to yourself and others. In fact, a study published in 2018 shows that people who performed acts of kindness for seven days in a row...

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Here’s what you need to know about going to the ER during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Going to the ER During the Pandemic

Nov 11, 2020

Across the nation, people are avoiding going to the emergency room, even for heart attacks, strokes, and surgical emergencies. This is leading to an increase in preventable death and lifelong disability. Here’s what you need to know about going to the ER during the COVID-19 pandemic. Is It Too...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Emergency Care
Learn more about COVID-19 testing and when you should visit the ER.

Here’s What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Tests

Nov 11, 2020

As more COVID-19 testing options become available, it can be confusing to figure out the purpose of each test and what your results mean. Read on to get a breakdown of what you need to know about three common types of testing. What You Can Expect From Each COVID-19 Test Molecular Test This...

General Health & Wellness
People are now avoiding the emergency room for serious medical conditions. Dr. Paul Goen explains.

Is It Safe to Go to the ER During COVID-19?

Nov 11, 2020

COVID-19 doesn’t put other medical emergencies on hold. We asked Dr. Paul Goen, the emergency room services medical director at CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital, to provide some insight into going to the ER during the pandemic. Have you witnessed any changes in emergency room visits during...

While the large majority of COVID-19 cases can be treated at home, severe symptoms may require a trip to the ER. Learn more.

What to Expect When Going to the ER With COVID-19

Nov 11, 2020

While the large majority of COVID-19 cases can be treated at home, severe symptoms may require a trip to the ER. The rate of hospitalization for this virus increases with age, so while those younger than 50 years of age with COVID-19 have a hospitalization rate of 0.1–7.4%, older populations...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
A woman with COVID-19 wonders if she needs to go to the ER.

12 Symptoms of COVID-19 & When You Should Visit the ER

Nov 11, 2020

As researchers gather more information about COVID-19, the CDC has been able to pinpoint certain symptoms indicative of the virus. If you experience any of the following symptoms, schedule a televisit with your CHI St. Joseph and Texas A&M Health Network primary care physician for a quick...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Art of Palliative Care | Inside Health Podcast

Palliative Care: The Most Misunderstood Medical Specialty

Oct 28, 2020

In this enlightening episode of the Inside Health podcast, host Kevin Keys sits down with Nurse Practitioner Jackie Burnette to discuss one of the most misunderstood medical specialties: palliative care. Listen as they cover topics like the efficacy of palliative care, how it differs from hospice...

Inside Health Podcast
Oncology
A Man's Guide To Male Breast Cancer

A Man's Guide To Male Breast Cancer

Oct 27, 2020

While breast cancer is primarily thought to be a condition that affects women only, men can develop it, too. While rare, it can present with many of the same symptoms that a woman might experience. "The most common sign of breast cancer in men is a breast mass, similar to women,” said Dr. Mark...

Breast Cancer
Men’s Health
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...

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