Doctors at St. Bernards are urging people in the area to receive skin cancer screenings. Skin cancer is the most easily diagnosed form of cancer and can be treated when caught in its early stages. Many people in the Northeast Arkansas area spend a significant amount of time outdoors, increasing their chances of getting skin … Continue reading “The Importance of Skin Cancer Screenings”

  With spring comes sunshine, outdoor activities and allergy season.  The weather is perfect, but pollen is circulating through the air and that can irritate your immune system. Follow these six steps to prevent a springtime full of a running nose and itchy eyes. Build up your immune system: Before allergy season hits, begin combating allergies … Continue reading “Six Ways to Beat Allergy Season”

Many of us experience stress, grief and sadness regularly, but for some, these feelings can be overwhelming and debilitating. Mental health is a critical component of overall wellness, but many people don’t prioritize it. One in five adults have a mental health condition. That’s over 40 million Americans struggling with depression, grief, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and … Continue reading “Five Signs You Should See a Therapist”

Dr. Lance Tuetken always thought he would be a farmer. Growing up on a farm in Iowa, he began helping his father at an early age. He regularly helped mend fences, feed cattle and assist his dad any way he could. When he graduated from high school, Dr. Tuetken’s parents encouraged him to leave the … Continue reading “Physician Spotlight: Dr. Lance Tuetken”

Most healthy adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each night, according to the National Sleep Foundation. But getting a full night’s sleep can be tough, according to Dr. Jeffrey Cohen, pulmonologist and director of the St. Bernards Sleep Disorders Lab. “People are typically sleep deprived because we cram so much into our lives,” Dr. … Continue reading “Five Tips for Getting a Better Night’s Sleep”

Is it really that important to get a flu shot? The answer is yes! Millions of people get the flu every year. Hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and tens of thousands die from flu-related causes annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). So how does the flu vaccine work? About two … Continue reading “Do You Really Need a Flu Shot?”

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”

  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”

  Wouldn’t it be great if there were a program that provided comprehensive health services – basically ALL needed health services – to elderly individuals in a way that would allow them to “age in place” in their homes, maintaining their independence as long as possible? And wouldn’t it be wonderful if the seniors themselves … Continue reading “Total Life Healthcare is a PACE program – Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly – And it’s right here in Jonesboro”