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Jesus is the reason for the Season! For Unto You a Child is Born! Christmas is a time of year we celebrate the birth of God’s son, Jesus who came to point the way to his Father and to offer salvation for our souls. Jesus came that you might know his Father and life to…

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A flu vaccine clinic will be held in Brashaber Fellowship Hall on Sunday, November 5th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. It is being provided by the Community Health Nurses at IU Health Bloomington. The cost will be covered by most insurances, so please make sure you have your health insurance card with you. The cost will be…

Parish Nurse Notes for October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month! Here are a few facts…. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in women. There are 2.5 million breast cancer survivors. 85% of women with breast cancer have no family history. Men can develop breast cancer too – their lifetime…

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Haven of Peace… “Peace in our time expresses the longing inside each of us, as we view our own daily choices staring us in the face. Outside of ourselves, we hope against hope that international brushfire wars will not erupt into larger conflicts.” “Peace is the quest of every human heart. If it could be…

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Many thanks to those who purchased new tennis shoes for single moms and their school-aged children on behalf of the IU Bloomington Health Ministry Committee. Back-to-school is an important step in the lives of area children and what a great way to get them off to a great start! Well wishes for all students, parents,…

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Essential Oils…. Essential Fun! Aromatherapy has slowly permeated the medical field as a surprising alternative medicine to relieve headaches, alleviate stress, induce sleep and boost energy levels. While not a cure-all kind of medicine, aromatherapy can be a helpful supplement to other medical practices. Essential oils from plant materials all have varying effects when used…

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June is a great month to start to get healthy, Head to Toe! For your: Brain-Reach out and connect; do activities that engage you, especially social. Teeth-Drink Water; even sugar-free drinks can damage tooth enamel. Neck and Spine-Look up! Staring down at phones and tablets can cause ‘text neck’ causing pain. Think about elevating the…

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The Health Ministry team hopes everyone enjoyed and gained a little knowledge from our wonderful vendors at the health fair! Thank you, thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s fair a success! Your efforts, time and talent were very much appreciated! A HUGE thank you to Carol Rowan-Ozug who orchestrated the majority of…

Parish Nurse News-Health Fair

April means Health Fair Month!! The health fair will be held on Sunday, April 23rd from 10-11 a.m. Many vendors will be available to discuss medications, legal concerns, home services/hospice care, end of life issues/planning, CPR, information on school aged children, chiropractic information (and hopefully chair massages….) and home safety/fire issues….just to name a few!…

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With all the unsettling violence and turmoil in our world, I thought I’d share some measures I read to help in ‘disabling’ violence….especially when it comes to our children. ¨ PRAY for wisdom and PRAY for our children. Prayer is powerful! ¨ MODEL non-violence at home, work and play. ¨ MONITOR how our children play and what media…