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Signs That Isolation Is Impacting Your Mental Health

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Apr 3, 2020

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The fear about your physical health and finances are overwhelming right now as you deal with the COVID-19 outbreak.

Your worries are real. That’s is why it is important to care for your mental outlook as we work through social distancing and isolation. As you reflect on what is happening, please keep this in mind:

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Topics: COVID-19

What You Should Do to Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Feb 29, 2020

The news is scary about the Coronavirus COVID-19 infection that is rapidly spreading worldwide and in the United States.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Indiana State Department of  Health are working 24/7 to deal with the pandemic, while also educating the public about the disruptions to our daily lives.

They continue to say  we should treat this matter seriously as reports of infection grow in our communities.

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Mental Health First Aid Training Saves Lives Too

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Feb 3, 2020

You know something is wrong with your family member, friend or co-worker. He or she seems depressed or is sometimes acting irrationally.

Though a physical ailment could be causing the behavioral issue, it could be a mental illness.

What should you do? How can you help? Is there a way to provide first aid - similar to giving CPR to a heart attack victim? The answer is yes.

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Topics: Mental Health

6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Heart’s Health

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Feb 2, 2020

It’s February, and if you already feel a little guilty about the New Year’s Resolutions you’ve let slip, you are not alone. Fortunately, a resolution to boost your heart’s health can be easier to keep than you think!

If you’re not ready to hit the gym three times a week (or even if you are), we want to share six easy actions any of us can take to improve the health of our hearts. 

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Topics: Cardiac Care

Planning a Heart Healthy Diet for Your Family

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jan 12, 2020

March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle.”

The food you eat is just as important as regular exercise. Eating a heart healthy diet can significantly reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke and many other health problems.

By understanding which foods are the healthiest for your heart, you can take steps toward a healthy lifestyle and greater quality of life.

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Topics: Nutrition, Weight Loss

Effects of Social Media on Mental Health & Wellness

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jan 12, 2020

Social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, have become very popular. Up to 80 percent of people are using some sort of social media to interact with others. With the uprising of social media sites, there have been many recent studies on the effects of the sites on mental health and wellness. Up to 10 percent of Americans have a certified addiction to social media.

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Topics: Wellness, Health Care, Mental Health

How Do I Know If I Have the Flu or Just a Cold?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jan 2, 2020

The common cold and flu can sometimes have similar symptoms, and it's not always easy to determine which one you have. When is it time to see a doctor?

Knowing the difference between cold and flu can shorten the amount of time you spend recovering. Generally:

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Topics: Flu

8 Facts About Flu and What To Do If You Get Sick

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Dec 26, 2019

Influenza (the flu) is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs caused by influenza viruses.

There are many different influenza viruses that are constantly changing. They cause illness, hospital stays and deaths in the United States each year.

Older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. Each year about 20,000 children younger than 5 years old are hospitalized from flu complications like pneumonia.

Here are some flu basics and steps you can take if you or someone in your family does get sick.

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Topics: Doctor, Flu

10 Healthy Meal Planning Tips for Working Moms

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Dec 26, 2019

We have all felt and given in to the temptation of swinging by McDonald's or ordering a pizza for dinner after a long day of work. The kids are hungry, you have nothing prepared to eat, and you don't even want to think about bustling around in the kitchen for an hour.

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Topics: Nutrition, Weight Loss, Wellness

7 Healthy Habits to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Dec 2, 2019

This time of year most people reflect on the past year and make resolutions or goals to make he new year even better. A lot of times, those new resolutions only last a few days or weeks, and they are thrown by the wayside by the beginning of February. This year, let's set our goals and stick to them! Follow these tips to help you be the best you can be.

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Topics: Weight Loss, Wellness, Health Care