Have you ever noticed that certain parts of your body seem a little too sore after a workout or long day? It could be a muscle imbalance. Did you know that almost every major muscle in our body has a twin – right bicep, left bicep, or a partner, chest and back. Sometimes, this … Continue reading “10 Habits That Can Cause Muscular Imbalances”

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”

The diet commercials are in full force and gym memberships are at their yearly high.  In hopes that this year will be different, Americans renew their determination to eat healthier, exercise more and lose those unwanted pounds. Trying again is not a bad thing.  Multiple studies support the fact that our bodies have an amazing … Continue reading “Choosing a Resolution That Works”

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”

Pain is the body’s way of letting you know something is wrong. It can appear suddenly or build slowly over time. It can range from mild and intermittent to severe and persistent. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) indicates that acute pain, if left untreated, can lead to chronic pain. So how … Continue reading “Five Tips for Managing Chronic Pain”

  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”

We’ve all seen it, and perhaps even done it: Looked at the cell phone while driving. Distracted driving isn’t just texting – it’s any activity that takes your attention away from driving. This includes using a cell phone to call or text while driving, changing a CD or grabbing something from the floorboard. Distracted driving … Continue reading “Fighting Distracted Driving: How to Stay Safe”

On a steamy July day 117 years ago, something remarkable happened in Jonesboro. The first hospital in the northeast quadrant of Arkansas opened, taking its first patients on July 5, 1900. That hospital – named St. Bernards in honor of St. Bernard Tolomei, founder of Olivetan Benedictines – was a beacon of hope for the … Continue reading “Celebrating 117 Years of Care”