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3 Important Nutrients for Your Pregnancy Meal Plan

Nov 20, 2020

During pregnancy, your baby depends on you for nutrients. Dr. Weslei Rice, primary care physician and obstetrician at St. Joseph Health, says, “The food you eat will play an integral role in your baby’s growth and development while in the womb.” To ensure your baby is getting everything he or she...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health
Diet & Fitness
Maternity
Women's Health
Surgeons use a robot to perform OBGYN surgery.

Minimally Invasive, Robotic-Assisted Surgery Improves OBGYN Patient Outcomes

Nov 20, 2020

With robotic-assisted surgeries, St. Joseph Health patients are gaining the benefits of minimally invasive surgery with smaller incisions and reduced recovery time. Robotic Surgery: The Wave of the Future “We’re doing more complex cases and improving the percentage of minimally invasive surgeries...

Ask the Doctor: How Does COVID-19 Impact My Pregnancy?

Ask the Doctor: How Does COVID-19 Impact My Pregnancy?

Nov 20, 2020

Pregnancy is a joyous time that’s also accompanied by some very normal worries. Will my baby be healthy? How is my health as a pregnant person affected by everyday things — a cold, hair dye, cleaning a litter box? To add to these typical concerns, you may also be wondering how the COVID-19 pandemic...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
An OBGYN wears a blue ribbon in support of cervical cancer awareness.

Tips for Preventing Cervical Cancer

Nov 20, 2020

This year, the American Cancer Society estimates doctors will diagnose more than 12,000 women in the United States with cervical cancer. The good news is there are steps you can take not only to catch and treat cervical cancer early, but to prevent its occurrence, too. As we acknowledge Cervical...

General Health & Wellness
Women's Health
Oncology
A pregnant woman with preeclampsia gets her blood pressure checked by a doctor.

Preeclampsia: What You Should Know

Nov 20, 2020

Pregnancy is an exciting time in your life. To promote a healthy pregnancy, it’s very important to get early and regular prenatal care from your OBGYN. At your prenatal visits, your provider will check you for concerning symptoms such as high blood pressure, swelling, and persistent headaches....

General Health & Wellness
Maternity
A man leaves an uplifting note on a public bulletin board.

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...

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)