What should you do when candy treats are brought home? Parents or a supervising adult should inspect all Halloween treats before children eat them. When in doubt, throw it out! Halloween is the perfect time to teach children moderation in eating. Help kids include their treats in a healthy eating plan, set limits on when … Continue reading “A Happy and Healthy Halloween – Part 2”

One moment, a Benedictine Sister, associate or Catholic priest might be praying with a man before he is wheeled into the operating room. Ten minutes later, they might be visiting and laughing with a child who has a broken leg or celebrating with a woman who has just given birth. Later still hospice or palliative … Continue reading “National Pastoral Care Week: Celebrating Those Who Help Us Keep the Faith”

Who doesn’t remember the thrill of trick-or-treating on Halloween and coming home with a bag full of candy? The once-a-year candy marathon of year’s past has morphed into multiple fall festivals at churches and schools, as well as the traditional door-knocking on October 31st.  All with candy treats that trick our youngsters into consuming too … Continue reading “A Happy and Healthier Halloween – Part 1”

  Growing up, Dr. Joseph Kosinski knew he wanted to pursue a career in science. After graduating from Notre Dame with an undergraduate degree in chemistry, he worked for several years as a chemist, studying in a lab. “I enjoyed chemistry, but the work was so dry,” he said. “I wanted to interact and work … Continue reading “Physician Spotlight: Dr. Joseph Kosinski”