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Holiday Feast Safety Tips

Holiday Feast Safety Tips

Jun 26, 2017

Food poisoning outbreaks increase during the holiday season, most cases attributed to meat. Take note of the proper food safety precautions so your guests can stay comfortably stuffed. Thaw If your holiday feast involves a turkey, handle it with care from thaw to finish. Defrost your turkey in the...

General Health & Wellness
Maturewell 10 Important Health Screenings

MatureWell: 10 Important Health Screenings

Jun 26, 2017

Our physicians at CHI St. Joseph Health understand that our health needs change as we age. Our risks for certain conditions increase over time, making health screenings more important as we mature. Make sure you are aware of these 10 health exams. 1. Colorectal Cancer Screening Colorectal cancer is...

General Health & Wellness
Healthy Aging
Primary Care
TAMU Health Network
Maturewell 5 Benefits Of Water Based Exercise

MatureWell: 5 Benefits of Water-Based Exercise

Jun 26, 2017

Water-based exercise is a great way to get active, especially for older adults. Aging is often accompanied by additional health problems that can make exercising more difficult, but exercising in a pool can improve the overall experience and reduce physical limitations and risks. Discover the...

General Health & Wellness
Healthy Aging
Diet & Fitness
Primary Care
TAMU Health Network
Diet Friendly Menu Ideas For The Big Game

Diet-Friendly Menu Ideas for the Big Game

Jun 26, 2017

Hosting a party for the big game can be stressful, especially when the traditional snacks served at these events are a penalty for any diet. Take a timeout from all that anxiety and follow these cooking tips to kickoff an amazing watch party. Minimize the calories while maximizing the health...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
TAMU Health Network
Primary Care
Healthy Aging
How To Read A Nutrition Facts Label

How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label

Jun 26, 2017

From childhood to adulthood and every stage in between, good nutrition is important. Eating a balanced diet can help you maintain your health, strength, and even reduce the risk of certain diseases like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. While many people recognize the importance of making...

General Health & Wellness
TAMU Health Network
Primary Care

Maturewell Medication Management Tips

Jun 26, 2017

Adults 65 and older account for over 177,000 emergency room visits due to medication-related problems every year. They are twice as likely as the younger population to experience these complications and are seven times more likely to be hospitalized because of them. That’s why it’s important for...

Healthy Aging
Medication

Sports And Concussion Prevention

Jun 26, 2017

While sports are a great way to get active, they do pose a physical danger. Specifically, participating in a sport can increase the likelihood of sustaining a concussion. The CDC estimates that 1.6 million to 3.8 million concussions happen each year, many of which happen quickly and can easily be...

5 Ways To Lower Your Blood Pressure

Jun 26, 2017

Learning you have high blood pressure can be overwhelming. There are so many ways to lower it, and you might be unsure what advice to follow. Make an appointment with a CHI St. Joseph Health physician to form a plan for your health. Ask your doctor if these five unique ways to lower your blood...

Allergies and Asthma

Jun 26, 2017

Allergies and asthma are common problems in the United States. As the sixth most common cause of chronic illness, allergies are your immune system’s overreaction to particular allergens, like dust or pollen. Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways of the lungs and is one of the most common...

What You Need To Know To Stay Healthy In College

Jun 26, 2017

Preparing for college may seem overwhelming. Sometimes your health is pushed to the back burner when you’re busy shopping for your dorm room and registering for your first semester. However, staying healthy doesn’t have to be stressful. These tips will help you integrate healthy habits into your...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness