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 A woman holds an apple and a donut, trying to decide which to eat.

Satisfy Your Unhealthy Cravings With These Alternative Snacks

Feb 24, 2021

We’ve all been there: you’ve reached the afternoon slump and need a little pick-me-up. Then you remember that vanilla ice cream in the freezer. The frozen confection seems to be calling your name, and it’s hard to focus on the rest of the day’s tasks until you get yourself a scoop. But you also...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
Resolutions - Body
Woman wakes up feeling refreshed after understanding her sleep chronotype.

What Are Sleep Chronotypes & Which One Are You?

Feb 24, 2021

You may be familiar with circadian rhythms, but that’s not the only component to consider when looking at your bedtime routine. Understanding your sleep chronotype, or circadian typology, can help you sleep better and boost productivity. Once you discover your chronotype, you can align your routine...

General Health and Wellness
A middle-aged adult sits down with a doctor to discuss the results from her colonoscopy screening.

Why Was the Colorectal Cancer Screening Age Lowered?

Feb 24, 2021

Colorectal cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer when caught early. There are a variety of techniques used to screen for precancerous growths, called polyps, in the colon or rectum. By catching these polyps early, doctors are capable of removing the growths before they turn into...

Digestive Health
 Surgeon operates on patient using minimally invasive technique next to a  monitoring device.

Innovating Heart Care With Minimally Invasive Procedures

Feb 09, 2021

When most people think about heart procedures, they often picture open-heart surgery. However, minimally invasive procedures can repair many common cardiovascular concerns with small incisions. Some of these procedures are made possible through the power of the catheter, a thin tube that...

Cardiovascular Care
Catholic family prays together before eating a meatless meal for Lent.

5 Lent Recipes You’ll Want To Eat All Year

Feb 08, 2021

Lent is a time of repentance, fasting, and growing closer to God. To practice self-discipline, the Catholic Church instructs Christians to abstain from meat — traditionally seen as a luxury — on Ash Wednesday and every Friday throughout the liturgical season. As we observe these instructions, it...

 A graphic featuring the number 2021 written with face masks and COVID-19 vaccines.

What We Know about COVID-19 in 2021

Jan 20, 2021

Nearly a year after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic, we have been hearing more hopeful news as governments have begun distributing vaccines to certain priority groups, including healthcare providers, first responders and at-risk individuals,including those...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Bariatric surgery patient is happy with the results of her weight loss surgery...

8 Benefits of Bariatric Surgery Besides Weight Loss

Jan 18, 2021

When it comes to the benefits of bariatric surgery, there’s more than meets the eye! We asked Dr. John Mason, bariatric surgeon at St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital, to share the most common benefits his patients experience after a weight loss procedure. Here's what he had to say:  Bariatric...

Weight Loss
Woman establishes good habits as part of her daily routine with a positive mindset.

How To Build Healthy Habits That Last

Jan 13, 2021

Our daily lives are filled with habits, good ones and bad ones. Think about what time you usually wake up, how you get ready for your day, what you eat, how you work, or how you spend your free time. From here, you can identify patterns. When we look at these patterns, we might see actions we like...

General Health & Wellness
Resolutions - Body
Resolutions - Mind
Resolutions - Spirit
New Year’s resolutions are set with a positive, optimistic mindset.

Why New Year’s Resolutions Are Possible With Self-Compassion

Jan 08, 2021

There’s a lot of excitement that comes with setting New Year’s resolutions. Taking a chance to improve certain aspects of our lives gives many people hope and motivation at the start of the year. You’re probably familiar with the most common New Year’s resolutions: Get in shape Eat healthier Save...

General Health & Wellness
 Woman improves her overall health and wellness by maintaining and paying attention to her thyroid..

How Each Part of The Body Is Affected by the Thyroid

Jan 07, 2021

The thyroid is a gland that sits on the front of your neck, just below your Adam’s apple. And while it’s only two inches long, it can control many of your body’s essential functions. Thyroid hormones are used throughout your body, affecting a wide range of activities, including metabolism, growth...

General Health & Wellness