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What Does ‘Stay Home - Work Safe’ Mean?

Mar 26, 2020

Because the situation surrounding COVID-19 is constantly evolving, some information may not be up to date. Stay informed by following information from your local officials and by visiting the CDC website. Several areas in Texas, including Brazos County, have announced a Shelter in Place order or a...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Getting Groceries (Without Getting Anything Else)

Mar 21, 2020

If you’re going to cook at home while practicing social distancing, you’ll need food to cook with. Fortunately, many Texas grocery stores have announced they plan on remaining stocked, eliminating the need for stockpiling. When you go to the store, take only what you need, and consider taking these...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How Social Distancing Can Help Flatten the Curve

Mar 18, 2020

Whether you’ve been watching the news or checking social media, you might have heard of “flattening the curve” and “social distancing.” Both are relevant as the coronavirus continues to spread, but what exactly do they mean? Flattening the curve refers to slowing the spread of disease so it never...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus vs. Flu: The Key Differences

Mar 13, 2020

While COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is going viral across news outlets and social media, it’s important to ensure that you are getting the facts. Another source of concern is the confusion between the coronavirus and the flu, and their similar symptoms may make it difficult to tell them...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Leading-Edge Emergency Care

Choose CHI St. Joseph Health for Leading-Edge Emergency, Trauma Care

Feb 14, 2020

When minutes and seconds count, you can rely on CHI St. Joseph Health’s experienced, expert team to provide the fast, comprehensive care you need. As the region’s only Level II Trauma Center, Regional Hospital offers a high standard of care comparable to what you would expect from the country’s...

Holiday Health Goals

Stay on Track with Your Health Goals This Holiday Season

Jan 02, 2020

‘Tis the season for indulgence. Studies show it’s common for adults’ weight to increase up to 0.6 percent from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, amid all the feasts and parties. From the extra slice of pie to the holiday cookies, holiday snacks can add more than 200 calories to your daily dietary intake...

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Warning Signs of Diabetes: When to See Your Doctor

Nov 20, 2019

Even if you don’t have any of the normal risk factors for diabetes, it’s important to pay attention to subtle signs of high blood sugar. “Increased thirst and urination, fatigue, and darkening of the skin around the neck, armpits, and groin can be early signs of rising blood sugar,” said Dr. Eric...

Diabetes
Palliative Care

Palliative Care: Support for Patients and Families When They Need It Most

Nov 19, 2019

If you have been diagnosed with a serious disease, palliative care can provide an extra layer of support to you and your family when you need it most. Unfortunately, people often don’t understand the role of palliative care and how it leads into hospice or end-of-life care. Palliative care can come...

Bone Health

Bone Health: Tips for Keeping Your Bones Healthy As You Age

Oct 24, 2019

Your bones play an important role in your health, providing structure, protecting organs, supporting muscles, and storing calcium. As you age, your bone health becomes an important component of your overall health. “Osteoporosis and degenerative joint disease are among the most common bone health...

Healthy Aging
Primary Care
General Health & Wellness
Chronic Pain Relief When To See A Pain Specialist

Chronic Pain Relief: When to See a Pain Specialist

Sep 27, 2019

An estimated 100 million Americans live with chronic pain—pain that continues beyond a normal period of healing that is not expected to resolve itself. Chronic pain can affect your ability to sleep at night and concentrate during the day. It can also zap your energy and affect your quality of life...

General Health & Wellness
Chronic Pain
Medication