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)”

  Before I get started, I’m legally obligated to present this disclaimer. I am NOT a clinical person. I have no medical training, just education on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and related dementias. I’m just here to share and to be of assistance to families we see professionally as we help them cope with family matters. … Continue reading “Just Aging… Or Something More?”

Though May is the “official” national Asthma Awareness Month, asthma is a year-round problem that takes its toll in terms of quality of life. In severe forms, it can even be life-threatening. Asthma is one of this country’s most common … and most costly … diseases. Based on statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, … Continue reading “Is Asthma Controlling Your Life?”

June is Men’s Health Month, so we’re tackling the top men’s health risks and how you can help protect yourself from them. Heart Disease It’s the number one killer for men, with the most common form being Coronary Artery Disease. A man’s risk of heart disease rises significantly starting at age 45, and 1 in … Continue reading “Top Health Risks for Men”

We at St. Bernards have invited our cancer patients and their families to join us for a fun celebration of National Cancer Survivors’ Day on Sunday, June 5. Our event – always held on the first Sunday of June – will be one of many held in hundreds of communities nationwide and around the world. … Continue reading “Let’s Celebrate National Cancer Survivors’ Day”

This month is National Stroke Awareness Month. When it comes to a stroke every second you have counts, so you have to act FAST. Rapid response and learning how to identify the warning signs often makes the difference between full recovery and permanent disability. Signs/Symptoms of a Stroke Face          Facial drooping or … Continue reading “Every Minute Counts, So Act FAST”

Everyone loves a great tip—especially if it helps make a hard job a little easier. Today’s blog is a list of 50 tips anyone can use for practicing a healthier lifestyle. These tips reinforce a foundational truth: a healthy lifestyle is not one big thing. Like almost any other worthy pursuit, it is multiple layers … Continue reading “100 Tips for Healthy Living (Part 1)”

Get ready! It’s almost time for the St. Bernards Medical Group Health and Fitness Expo and it includes something for everyone. From cooking demonstrations in our Healthy Cooking Kitchen to physician panel discussions, from booths related to health and fitness and free health screenings, from a certified 5K, half-marathon to a kids 1 mile fun … Continue reading “Be Healthy at the Health & Fitness Expo”