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Be Super Ready for the Super Bowl

With the Kansas City Chiefs playing in their second consecutive Super Bowl and Tom Brady making his tenth appearance, it might not seem like this year’s game is any different. However, make no mistake, the way we watch and celebrate the game will be completely different from years past. Here are some helpful tips to […]

Can I get a little help?

Asking for help is a hard, difficult and interpersonal struggle for most of us. It involves being vulnerable and trusting, both of which can be overwhelming and scary. Asking for help has been incorrectly linked with negative attributes that we do not want to be perceived as: helpless, needy or incompetent. Too often we allow […]

Eat This, Not That:

A Recipe for a Healthy Thanksgiving Turkey… stuffing… mashed potatoes and gravy… All the yummy, delicious food that makes you drool like Homer Simpson! Thanksgiving may have originated as a way for the Pilgrims and Native Americans to bond but throughout the years, it’s transformed into a holiday dedicated to eating. In fact, Americans consume […]

A Pain in the Foot

“Left foot, left foot, right foot, right. Feet in the morning. Feet at night.” – Dr. Seuss (The Foot Book) Our feet and ankles are one of the most underappreciated and underrated extremities. We stuff them in too tight of shoes or force them to walk around in stilettoes for hours. Athletes are consistently rolling […]

Have a Not-So-Scary Halloween

Wishing You a Healthy Halloween! Halloween is quickly approaching and many are focused more on treats than tricks. In honor of this spooky time of year, Stormont Vail Health has some not-so-scary tips tricks to keep you and your family healthy. Careful Around the Fangs “Don’t eat too much candy. It’ll rot your teeth!” Many […]

Care for Our Tiniest Patients

It’s not just a job for the compassionate men and women working in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Every morning or evening, they put on their scrubs, secure their name badges proudly on their chests and clock-in for what is sure to be the most important shift of someone’s life. Life is challenging enough for […]

Here’s a Lesson for You

Let’s take a moment to acknowledge just how weird last school year was! When COVID-19 hit around mid-March, schools across the U.S. made the difficult decision to move classes online or rely on parents to essentially home school their children. This placed a lot of stress on everyone involved. Students struggled to focus in a […]

It’s a Hot One, Folks!

Ugh! Sweat… so much sweat! Summer is hot, and this summer in particular is a HOT ONE. For many of us, the summer heat is an inconvenience, but it can bring serious health concerns. Each year, more than 600 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat. Fortunately, many heat-related deaths and illnesses […]

Summertime and the Trauma’s Easy

Awww, summer! Warm weather, no school, family vacations… It’s the perfect time to kick back in a lawn chair and relax. Unfortunately, for the quick response team in the Stormont Vail Trauma Center, summer is anything but relaxing. In fact, adult trauma cases rise by 25 to 30 percent during the summer months. Here are […]