There are some extras that go along with the holidays—parties, gift-buying, travel and pulling off family traditions.  When you add these to the rush of normal daily life, it can leave a major case of stress.  Did you know that stress can be aggravated by your diet?  Did you also know that many holiday … Continue reading “Eating to Reduce Holiday Stress”

  Do you feel pelvic fullness or heaviness, pulling or aching, painful or uncomfortable intercourse, difficulty with urination or bowel movements? You may have a condition called pelvic prolapse or pelvic organ prolapse. It is not a dinner table conversation topic, but it is a common problem many women have. Prolapse is a condition in … Continue reading “Pelvic Prolapse — More Common Than You Might Think”

  The team at St. Bernards Cancer Center is extremely excited about the “re-opening” of its facility. The newly renovated cancer center is located at 405 East Jackson Ave, on the St. Bernards main campus in downtown Jonesboro. The Cancer Center opened in 1991 as the only facility in the region treating cancer patients. Since … Continue reading “Everything You Need All In One Place”

Navigate to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, and in heavy bold letters at perfect eye level are these words, “The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year.” Flu shots are one of the most effective and least expensive preventative health measures available.  They are recommended … Continue reading “Got Your Flu Shot?”

  When a person develops a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) it can travel and block a pulmonary artery to the lungs­­ – a condition referred to as Pulmonary Embolism (PE), there is a window of opportunity in which the clot can be dissolved and normal blood flow resolved. Until recently, the routine treatment for PE … Continue reading “Ultrasound Facilitated Pulmonary Embolism Treatment”

  Back-to-school time means a return of the daily chore of sifting through backpacks, homework and packing lunches. As much as I would love to be one of those Pinterest moms who can create amazing bento box lunches for my kids, it’s just not going to happen. My kids will never know what it’s like … Continue reading “Pack a Smart Lunch for the Kids”

  When deciding on the best senior housing plans for you – and your loved one – you’ll want to consider current needs, as well as those that may arise in the future. As we age, we may need help with some physical needs, including activities of daily living.  This could range from shopping, cleaning, … Continue reading “What Housing Options Are Out There – Part 2”

Often as people age, they look at ways to stay as independent as possible by “downsizing” in terms of living arrangements. Sometimes downsizing is totally the choice of the person who sees changing needs. But more often, it is a joint decision of the individual involved and his or her children. It’s not an easy … Continue reading “When to Consider a Change – Part 1”

Good health is more than a number on the scales or the absence of disease.  It is mental and emotional wellbeing and meaningful relationships.  It is all the things that make for quality of life, not just a quantity of days.  It is a fine line of contentment that doesn’t lead to mediocrity.  It is … Continue reading “100 Healthy Tips for Living (Part 2)”