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Woman practices self-compassion at the office to lower stress.

The Mental and Physical Benefits of Self-Kindness

Dec 15, 2020

Many people are able to show compassion or kindness to others, but to treat oneself with goodwill is an undervalued skill with important benefits. Self-compassion is the ability to turn understanding and acceptance inward, and recent studies have found that it has both physical and psychological...

General Health & Wellness
Vials of a COVID-19 vaccine move through a machine during production.

What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccines

Dec 10, 2020

If you watch the news or spend time on social media, you’ve probably heard about several COVID-19 vaccines that are seeking emergency-use authorization from the FDA. But what does this mean for you? We’ve been receiving a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, so here’s what we know so far....

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Your Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Our Top Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Christmas 2020

Dec 09, 2020

Even more than usual, everyone is looking for ways to stay healthy this winter. So when you’re shopping for gifts this holiday season, consider giving something they’ll really appreciate: thoughtful presents that focus on health and wellness. Because no matter how long the pandemic lasts, it’s...

General Health & Wellness

Simple Steps to Help with Back Pain

Dec 08, 2020

Back pain is an extremely common condition, with at least 80% of Americans experiencing it in their lifetimes. This does not mean it’s something you should ever ignore, however. There are several different potential causes for chronic back pain, and it may be difficult to identify the source behind...

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
General Health & Wellness

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...

Resolutions - Spirit