Blog Posts in 2019

Non-Healing Wounds: The Identification and Treatment

28-Dec-2017
Infections, fevers, swelling or discoloration—all are symptoms of a common ailment: non-healing or slow-healing chronic wounds. The Advanced Wound Care Center at Saint Francis Healthcare defines a non-healing or abnormal wound as a ...

Have a Holly, Jolly, Healthy Christmastime Meal!

21-Dec-2017
The holiday season is here! Your days should be merry and bright! But at this time of year, your days can also be a little hectic. With visiting family members to entertain, endless gifts to buy, holiday parties and dinners to prepare for, ...

Home Fire Safety Tips for the Winter Season

15-Dec-2017
The icy cold winter winds keep us inside where it’s toasty, but Saint Francis Healthcare wants to warn the local community – home fires skyrocket during the colder seasons. Statistics show just how real winter home fires are. ...

3 Healthy and Delicious Additions to Your Thanksgiving Spread

22-Nov-2017
Ah, the joys of Thanksgiving dinner! That fabulous meal where you eat tons of food and need a nap afterward. But what if you could add a taste of good health to your meal? Did you know that the average Thanksgiving meal contains 4,500 ...

All About Lung Cancer

16-Nov-2017
Did you know that lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women? After years of research, we know that cancer is not the same for everyone. The word is used to describe a group of diseases in which normal cells change, ...

Honoring Those Who Provide Alzheimer's Care

9-Nov-2017
“Have you ever walked along a shoreline, only to have your footprints washed away by the surf? That’s what Alzheimer’s is like. The waves steadily erase the marks we leave in the sand. Some days are better than ...

The 411 on the Flu-and the Flu Shot

25-Oct-2017
If you’ve ever had the flu, you’re familiar with that terrible, horrible, no good, very bad illness that left you stuck in bed for a while. What can you do to keep from getting it again? The single most effective way to prevent ...

4 Facts You Should Know About Breast Cancer

11-Oct-2017
This year in the United States, it’s estimated that 255,180 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. But while the condition is common, it’s also very treatable—especially when found in its early stages. That’s ...

Mental Health: Closing the Gap Between Need and Care

2-Oct-2017
We’re regularly reminded to take care of our physical health—drink plenty of water, avoid eating junk food, exercise regularly and visit the doctor yearly for a checkup. But when was the last time you were reminded to get a ...

Four Easy Steps to Check Your Pulse to Beat Atrial Fibrillation

18-Sep-2017
In honor of National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, Saint Francis Healthcare would like to remind patients to check their pulse. The fluttery feeling in your chest may not be love or even anxiety. If your heart beats rapidly or ...
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