2017

Blog Posts in 2017

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Fruits and vegetables are not created equal
Jul 18, 2017

Many of you have probably been hitting the gym and watching your diet to be “summer body” ready. Your diet plans may include a lot more fruits and vegetables. Just be careful that those fruits and vegetables aren’t doing you more ...

Respect the Summer Heat
Jul 4, 2017

With summer now in full swing, there's one thing we can count on. At some point, it’s going to be hot. While this makes for great outdoor experiences, it can also mean potential health hazards, especially for the young and elderly. Our ...

St. Mary's Medical Center Awarded Stroke Certification from the Joint Commission
Jun 15, 2017

St. Mary’s Medical Center today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval ® for Stroke Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval ® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s ...

Preparing for Pool Season
Jun 13, 2017

Break out the sunscreen and swimsuits. Pool season has arrived! But wait - before you jump in, federal health officials are warning that the reports of crypto outbreaks have doubled in the past two years. The Cryptosporidium parasite — called ...

Summertime Safety
Jun 6, 2017

Summer is both a blessing and curse. While we relish in those sweet summer days and nights of endless possibilities, they also present some not so sweet possibilities. So, let’s mix in a little preparation with that anticipation. Remember, ...

Tips for Stroke Recovery
May 30, 2017

We are wrapping up Stroke Month and with that, I’d like to raise the topic of stroke recovery. If you've spent any appreciable time around a stroke survivor, you'll notice there is a bit more to recovery than regaining movement and ...

St. Mary's Medical Center Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll
May 17, 2017

American Heart Association Award recognizes St. Mary’s Medical Center’s commitment to quality stroke care Blue Springs, Missouri, May 17, 2017 - St. Mary’s Medical Center received the American Heart Association/American Stroke ...

React F.A.S.T. to stroke signs
May 15, 2017

Stroke Awareness Month is the perfect opportunity to remind our community that a stroke can happen to anyone, at any time, at any age. While the risk for stroke increases with age, according to the Centers for Disease Control, 34 percent of people ...

Poison ivy season is upon us
May 9, 2017

It’s that time of the year when we begin to see a number of cases involving the great outdoors. In addition to allergies that many suffer this time of year due to increased pollen counts in the air, the spring also brings out the seasonal flora ...

Have a Healthy Cinco de Mayo!
May 5, 2017

Going out for Mexican food on Cinco de Mayo is a favorite tradition of many. However, that delicious Mexican cuisine can be high in fat, calories, and salt. But it doesn't have to be! Try out a few of these tips to stay healthy on Cinco de Mayo: ...

Speech therapy - it's more than talk
May 2, 2017

I am often asked, “What is it that you do?” Most people think a speech therapist is primarily limited to kids with speech issues or adults after a stroke or injury. While this is partly true, I actually handle a wide-range of ...

Sleep - it's not a luxury
Apr 25, 2017

It seems like every day I see a new ad for a sleep aid or a magazine article with the best tips for a good night’s rest. I’m not all that surprised since, according to a 2016 study by the Centers for Disease Control, almost 41 percent of ...

COPD - What you should know
Apr 18, 2017

More than 12 million Americans currently suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and another 12 million have COPD-like problems, but are undiagnosed. COPD is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, ...

Allergy update with Spring in the Air
Apr 11, 2017

If you’re already complaining about runny noses and sneezing this spring, you’re not alone. It’s shaping up to be a difficult season for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. Why? Could be a number of reasons, the consequence of ...

April is Occupational Therapy Month
Apr 4, 2017

If what gets you up in the morning has been compromised by illness or injury, you may want to visit our occupational therapist. Occupational therapists spend a fair amount of time explaining what it is that they do exactly and why it’s not the ...

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