Blog Posts in 2019

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 ...

What You Should Know About Stomach Cancer

27-Nov-2018
November is recognized as Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. How much do you know about this condition that impacts more than 26,000 Americans each year? Stomach cancer, which is also called “gastric” cancer, is relatively rare ...

Five Steps to Managing Gestational Diabetes

8-Nov-2018
Pregnancy is a unique time in a woman’s life. Along with special moments come unexpected challenges. One common challenge is managing gestational diabetes. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 5% of pregnant ...

Would You Recognize the Signs of Heart Failure?

1-Nov-2018
You’re familiar with the term “heart attack,” but what about heart failure ? This condition impacts nearly 6 million American adults—and many people don’t know much, if any, about it. That begs the question: ...

Aging Into LIFE

23-Oct-2018
As we get older, our happiness depends more and more on a comfortable environment. For many of us, this means continuing to live in our own homes. A study done by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) showed that 90% of adults ...

Mammogram 101

8-Oct-2018
Having a mammogram is one of the easiest and best ways you can take care of yourself and your breasts. And making sure you get one every year after age 45 could save your life. A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast to look for early signs ...

Knock, Knock! Flu Season Already at Your Door, Doctors Recommend Early Vaccination

1-Oct-2018
Influenza (flu) season has begun, prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to recommend most folks head to the doctor for their flu vaccine as early as September. Three weeks before flu season was set to start on ...

Safety for Seniors Through Exercise

27-Sep-2018
Since age carries with it a lot of natural changes to the body, including loss of muscle, bone density and impaired motor function, it’s imperative you have the resources and assistance you need to avoid any potential health incidents ...

Put that Pumpkin Spice Latte Away: Five Ways to Have Some Fall Fitness Fun

25-Sep-2018
It’s hard to stay fit in the Fall with all of those tempting autumn treats such as pumpkin spice lattes, apple cider doughnuts and caramel apples. Saint Francis Healthcare wants to remind you all of ways to stay healthy and have fun ...

Three Back to School Health Essentials More Important Than School Supplies

21-Aug-2018
Getting prepared for school is more than just buying the right supplies. In the rush to pick up pencils, notebooks, Kleenex and other school supplies, make sure to check health matters off your list as well. Here are three health essentials ...
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