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Your Role In Flu Prevention

Your Role in Flu Prevention

Dec 21, 2017

Each year, between 9 and 35 million people will come down with the flu. As a quickly mutating virus, this illness can quickly spread through communities and result in severe complications. This cold and flu season, you can take action to stop the flu virus in its tracks. Get the Flu Shot First and...

General Health & Wellness
TAMU Health Network
Primary Care
Does Weather Affect Joint Pain

Does Weather Affect Joint Pain?

Dec 18, 2017

The temperature drops, a storm’s on its way, and your hip begins to hurt. Is this a coincidence, or does the weather have an impact on joint pain? While there is no consensus, about two-thirds of people who suffer from arthritis report having increased pain when inclement weather develops. Why...

General Health & Wellness
Healthy Aging
Bone & Joint Health
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Plan For It: Holiday Safety Checklist

Nov 28, 2017

It’s a time for family, food, and lots of good cheer—but it’s also the time of year that sees the highest number of ER visits. “Due to a variety of factors, we see a spike in emergency department visits, especially concerning heart problems and alcohol consumption, during the holiday season,” says...

Caring For A Loved One With Alzheimers Disease

Caring For a Loved One With Alzheimer’s Disease

Nov 17, 2017

If your parent or loved one develops Alzheimer’s disease, you may find yourself taking on the duties of a caregiver. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s takes flexibility and patience. As your loved one’s ability to manage daily tasks declines, your role is to help them maintain dignity and a sense...

General Health & Wellness
Healthy Aging
Our Guide To Eating With Diabetes

Our Guide to Eating With Diabetes

Nov 10, 2017

If you live with diabetes, you know how important diet and exercise can be for your physical health. Following a healthy diabetic meal plan can help keep your blood sugar level in an ideal range. Along with prescribed medications from your physician, what you eat, how much you eat and when you eat...

General Health & Wellness
TAMU Health Network
Primary Care
Lung Cancer Prevention And Detection

Lung Cancer Prevention & Detection

Nov 08, 2017

Every year, more people die from lung cancer than from prostate, colon and breast cancers combined. Because most people with lung cancer do not experience any symptoms until the disease is in its latest stages, it’s important to catch these cancers early. With greater knowledge about prevention and...

General Health & Wellness
Lung Cancer
Breast Lumps

Breast Lumps: Cancerous or Benign?

Oct 17, 2017

Finding a lump while performing a breast self-examination can be alarming, but not all breast lumps are cancerous. If you feel a lump in your breast, speak to your doctor to find out if it’s cause for concern and what steps you should take. What Causes Breast Lumps? The composition of breast tissue...

General Health & Wellness
Breast Cancer
Women's Health

How to Exercise with Joint Pain

Oct 16, 2017

It seems like a catch-22: regular exercise can reduce the inflammation associated with joint pain, but joint pain makes exercising the last thing you want to do. Starting an exercise routine when it feels like your body is working against you can be challenging, but there are ways to make the...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
Weight Loss
Resolutions - Body

Maturewell 5 Beneficial Fitness Activities For Seniors

Sep 25, 2017

As you age, participating in fitness activities can positively impact your physical and emotional health. No matter what shape you’re in, there are plenty of ways to get moving. Start in the comfort of your home or enjoy the benefits of group fitness at CHI St. Joseph’s Health MatureWell Lifestyle...

Resolutions - Body
Healthy Aging
3 Major Benefits Of Robotic Surgery

3 Major Benefits of Robotic Surgery

Sep 15, 2017

Using small surgical instruments and a series of tiny incisions, robotic surgery is a minimally invasive technique with a multitude of benefits. It allows surgeons to do complex procedures with pinpoint precision. Bryan Parrent, MD, general surgeon at CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital, says...

General Health & Wellness