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Plan For It: Holiday Safety Checklist

Nov 28, 2017

It’s a time for family, food, and lots of good cheer—but it’s also the time of year that sees the highest number of ER visits. “Due to a variety of factors, we see a spike in emergency department visits, especially concerning heart problems and alcohol consumption, during the holiday season,” says...

Caring For A Loved One With Alzheimers Disease

Caring For a Loved One With Alzheimer’s Disease

Nov 17, 2017

If your parent or loved one develops Alzheimer’s disease, you may find yourself taking on the duties of a caregiver. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s takes flexibility and patience. As your loved one’s ability to manage daily tasks declines, your role is to help them maintain dignity and a sense...

General Health & Wellness
Healthy Aging
Neurology
Our Guide To Eating With Diabetes

Our Guide to Eating With Diabetes

Nov 10, 2017

If you live with diabetes, you know how important diet and exercise can be for your physical health. Following a healthy diabetic meal plan can help keep your blood sugar level in an ideal range. Along with prescribed medications from your physician, what you eat, how much you eat and when you eat...

General Health & Wellness
TAMU Health Network
Primary Care
Diabetes
Lung Cancer Prevention And Detection

Lung Cancer Prevention & Detection

Nov 08, 2017

Every year, more people die from lung cancer than from prostate, colon and breast cancers combined. Because most people with lung cancer do not experience any symptoms until the disease is in its latest stages, it’s important to catch these cancers early. With greater knowledge about prevention and...

General Health & Wellness
Lung Cancer
Oncology
Breast Lumps

Breast Lumps: Cancerous or Benign?

Oct 17, 2017

Finding a lump while performing a breast self-examination can be alarming, but not all breast lumps are cancerous. If you feel a lump in your breast, speak to your doctor to find out if it’s cause for concern and what steps you should take. What Causes Breast Lumps? The composition of breast tissue...

General Health & Wellness
Breast Cancer
Oncology
Women's Health
Exercise With Joint

How to Exercise with Joint Pain

Oct 16, 2017

It seems like a catch-22: regular exercise can reduce the inflammation associated with joint pain, but joint pain makes exercising the last thing you want to do. Starting an exercise routine when it feels like your body is working against you can be challenging, but there are ways to make the...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
Weight Loss

Maturewell 5 Beneficial Fitness Activities For Seniors

Sep 25, 2017

As you age, participating in fitness activities can positively impact your physical and emotional health. No matter what shape you’re in, there are plenty of ways to get moving. Start in the comfort of your home or enjoy the benefits of group fitness at CHI St. Joseph’s Health MatureWell Lifestyle...

3 Major Benefits Of Robotic Surgery

3 Major Benefits of Robotic Surgery

Sep 15, 2017

Using small surgical instruments and a series of tiny incisions, robotic surgery is a minimally invasive technique with a multitude of benefits. It allows surgeons to do complex procedures with pinpoint precision. Bryan Parrent, MD, general surgeon at CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital, says...

General Health & Wellness
Transplant
Lets Talk About Utis

Let's Talk About UTIs

Sep 08, 2017

Did you know that an estimated 1 out of every 2 women will have a urinary tract infection, or UTI? Even though the condition is much more common in women, it’s important for men to realize almost anyone can get one. What causes UTIs? Evan Lacefield, MD, Urologist at CHI St. Joseph Health Urology...

General Health & Wellness
Urology
Women's Health

Maturewell Managing Chronic Pain

Aug 23, 2017

Adapting to a life with chronic pain is a journey. Chronic pain has been shown to affect more Americans than heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined. Learn how to gain comfort and peace while dealing with chronic pain. The Nature of Chronic Pain Those living with chronic pain are familiar with...

Chronic Pain