6 Ways to Strengthen Your Lower Back & Reduce Pain

22-Apr-2016
Roughly 65 million people in the United States suffer from back pain—nearly 20% of everyone in the nation. While back problems can come from degenerative or genetic issues, some experts cite the 21st-century’s sedentary ...

Saint Francis Healthcare to Offer Free Fall Prevention Classes for Seniors

25-Mar-2019
Starting Tuesday, April 2, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saint Francis Healthcare will be offering a free eight-week program, A Matter of Balance, that teaches older adults how to prevent falls and improve balance. Weekly sessions continue ...

Incorporating Chia Seeds Into Unexpected Meals

11-Mar-2019
Chia seeds, tucked away behind nuts in your local health food store, can get easily looked over, however, they are a hidden gem in the world of cooking healthy. These tiny seeds offer a variety of health benefits and can be incorporated ...

How to Lower Your Risk of Heart Attack in Cold Weather

1-Feb-2019
by Swarna Bheemreddy, MD, FACC Cold weather activities such as snow shoveling, skiing or walking through heavy wet snow can increase the heart's work load. Exposure to cold air constricts blood vessels, increases heart rate and ...

Do You Have a Run-of the-Mill Cold or Pneumonia?

1-Feb-2019
‘Tis the season for coughing, sore throats and body chills, though it’s important to remember that some infections are more serious than others, such as pneumonia. Saint Francis Healthcare wants to remind you this holiday season ...

Early Screening for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Could Prevent Sudden Death in Young Athletes

31-Jan-2019
With Spring and Summer sports seasons rapidly approaching, young athletes everywhere will begin putting new stresses on their hearts. We recommend having young athletes you love examined by their physician for heart conditions before the ...

When a Wound Won't Heal...Making Sense of Nonhealing Wounds

31-Jan-2019
We’ve all had them—those cuts or burns that just seem to linger forever. Most of them eventually heal on their own or with a little at-home care. But there is such a thing as a “nonhealing wound.” A nonhealing wound ...

Diabetes-Take Steps to Lower Your Risk

18-Jan-2019
What are 1.5 million Americans, and 7,000 Delawareans, diagnosed with every year? Diabetes. That's according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). You may know multiple people who have it—diabetes affects so many people that ...

Moving on to Medicare and How ACOs Can Help

3-Jan-2019
You may feel anxious making the transition from private healthcare to Medicare. However, the benefits far outweigh any possible challenges you may encounter while moving into this new stage of health management. Medicare is a customizable ...

A Q&A with the Front Line of Saint Francis' Patient Portal

28-Nov-2018
Similar to online banking or other websites we use every day to manage our lives, the Saint Francis Patient Portal is the easy online way to access your health information–24 hours a day, seven days a week, when it’s convenient ...
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