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Plan For It: Stroke Symptoms and Next Steps

May 02, 2018

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. While the risk of stroke increases as you age, strokes can happen to anyone at any time. Leena Kodali, MD, medical director at the CHI St. Joseph Health MatureWell Lifestyle Center, says, “The...

Stroke Care
Neurology & Stroke
3 Misconceptions About Bariatric Surgery

3 Misconceptions About Bariatric Surgery

Apr 13, 2018

Struggling to lose weight and considering bariatric surgery? Obesity is a complex health issue to address, and it’s important for you to consider your options. If you’re looking for long-term weight loss, bariatric surgery is one intervention that has proven successful for decades. Here are three...

General Health & Wellness
Weight Loss
Diet & Fitness

Plan for It: The 8 Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

Apr 13, 2018

How do you know when the celebrating goes too far? Alcohol poisoning can often be difficult to detect in the blur of the night and can lead to death if left untreated. According to Thomas Campbell, MD, physician at CHI St. Joseph Health Primary Care University Drive, “Alcohol poisoning is caused by...

Cancer Prevention Reducing Your Risk Through What You Eat

Cancer Prevention: Reducing Your Risk Through What You Eat

Mar 15, 2018

“While there is no sure-fire way to prevent cancer, many scientific studies show specific lifestyle factors that can reduce a person’s risk of developing it,” says Patricia Sammarelli, MD, physician at CHI St. Joseph Health Primary Care West Villa Maria. Among these, nutrition has proved to be a...

General Health & Wellness
Oncology
Diet & Fitness

Creating A Senior Fitness Plan

Mar 08, 2018

As a senior, keeping up with a fitness plan can feel daunting, but creating a plan that works for you is easier than you think and more important than you can imagine. To grow even stronger as you age, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following fitness guidelines. Exercising...

Weight Loss
Diet & Fitness
4 Ways To Reduce Your Risk Of Heart Disease

4 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

Feb 19, 2018

Every 40 seconds, someone dies of heart disease in the U.S. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Ask yourself how you can improve your health and reduce your risk. Also be sure to know all the symptoms of a heart attack so you can get the care you need in time. Are You at...

General Health & Wellness
Cardiovascular Care

Fitness Fuel: The Best Pre And Post Workout Snacks

Jan 31, 2018

What you eat before and after a workout affects your body and how you feel. Eating a poor diet may leave you feeling sluggish, uncomfortable, or tired during exercise. “To achieve your fitness goals, eat foods that will give your body the fuel it needs to perform, endure, and recover,” says Thomas...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
How To Choose Your Running Shoes

How to Choose Your Running Shoes

Jan 30, 2018

“Choosing the right shoes is key to successful training,” says Anthony Carnell, DO, physician at CHI St. Joseph Health Primary Care Austin’s Colony. Visit a CHI St. Joseph Health primary care or orthopedic physician for a shoe recommendation based on a thorough analysis of your foot type and...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
7 Training Tips For Runners

7 Training Tips for Runners

Jan 18, 2018

When you begin training for a race, you may find yourself barraged with advice from every direction. While part of the appeal of running is the community you join, it can also be tough to tune out the noise to focus on what you need most from your training. We’ve assembled a list of our top tips to...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
Healthy Aging
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Tips For Preventing Cervical Cancer

Tips for Preventing Cervical Cancer

Jan 18, 2018

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. As we acknowledge Cervical Health...

General Health & Wellness
Women's Health
Oncology