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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!…

Parish Nurse Notes . . .

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…

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February is National Heart Month! Usually we cover the risks of heart disease (since it is the number one killer of men and women in the US), but this February, I thought it would be fun to talk about the benefits of ‘Giving Your Heart to Others’. By this, you are challenged to volunteer at…

Parish Nurse Notes

Happy New Year to all! And of course, one of the first New Year’s Resolutions on most everyone’s list is to lose weight! Yes, trying to achieve an ‘ideal’ weight has many health benefits, but knowing that it does not happen overnight, and that working on a realistic health plan will help in both achieving…

Parish Nurse Notes

Eat like a toddler! Christmas season is upon us! It is a wonderful time of the year celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior. It is also a time of celebration with family, friends and of course, food! With all the Christmas festivities there comes an enormous amount of candy, cookies, cakes and other…

Parish Nurse Notes

A big thank you to all of you (24 in all) who obtained your 2016 Flu Vaccines during our flu vaccine clinic provided by Bloomington Hospital Community Health! Not only are you protecting yourself, you are protecting the rest of us too! (If you already received the vaccine previously, thanks to you also!) With the…

Parish Nurse ~ Flu Season

FLU SEASON WILL SOON BE UPON US!!! Yes, like it or not, seasonal flu will soon be sharing its ugly virus unless we are proactive and protect ourselves, and by protecting ourselves, protecting those around us. The Basics: Everyone from 6 months of age and older need to receive a flu vaccine yearly. Seasonal flu…

Parish Nurse Notes…Wash Your Hands

Welcome back to school! Just a reminder how important hand washing is to contain the spread of those shared germs!! School classrooms can be an incubator of a great variety of virus’ and research shows that regular hand washing can greatly reduce the spread of germs. You too, may have learned as a child how…

Parish Nurse: Fresh Vegetables & Fruits

Summer is such a wonderful time for fresh vegetables and fruits! Let’s talk about important Vitamins and the benefits that are gained from eating them.   VITAMIN: ESSENTIAL FOR: SOURCES: Vitamin A Healthy function of eyes, immune system and skin Orange fruits and veggies, dark green veggies Vitamin B6 Brain and nerve function and red…

Parish Nurse … Alzheimer’s Month

June is Alzheimer’s Month and with that in mind, here is some information that may be of interest. From the rising of the sun until the going down of the same… Everyone with a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer’s, a fatal disease that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. Alzheimer’s is a type…