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7 Healthy Habits to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Dec 1, 2021

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

How to Cope With Loss During the Holidays

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Dec 1, 2021

Holidays just aren’t the same when you have lost a loved one.

Though coping with the emptiness is challenging every day, the grief can be perplexing and overwhelming during this time of year.

One minute, you are fine and seem to have hope. The next, a yuletide song on the television leaves you heartbroken.

We also are feeling a sense of loss during the Covid-19 pandemic. Chances are you know someone who has been ill or passed away from the virus. At the very least, you are grieving the loss of a normal life - like not seeing family and friends while you are staying home.

Grief during the holidays is especially profound in a year of loss. However, it can also linger for years. That’s because holidays mark the passage of time in our lives, according to Grief.com. “They are part of the milestones we share with each other and they generally represent time spent with family. They bring meaning to certain days and we bring much meaning back to them.”

So how do you cope? Is there a way you can have an enjoyable holiday following the death of a spouse, partner, family member or friend?

Here is some advice that might help:

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Topics: Mental Health

Why Do I Have Urinary Incontinence and What Can I Do About It?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Oct 29, 2021

Whether it’s a minor inconvenience or a larger problem, urinary incontinence has many different causes and can present many different symptoms. But there’s one aspect that’s truly universal: Most patients feel embarrassed about it.

Though it’s a common condition with many treatment options, some patients say they put off talking to their doctor. They anticipated an awkward or uncomfortable conversation about it.

The important thing to remember is that discussing your concerns with your doctor is the first step to addressing what is a very treatable problem— there is nothing at all to be embarrassed about.

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6 Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Oct 26, 2021

Did you know 8 out of 10 women who get breast cancer have no family history? Despite recent publicity about genetic testing and the breast cancer gene, your genetics aren’t a reliable predictor of whether you’ll develop the disease.

Cancer is a frustrating game of odds, but when it comes to breast cancer, lifestyle habits seem to some impact. With this in mind, here are 6 things you can do to minimize your risk.

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Topics: Cancer

Urinary Incontinence: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Oct 22, 2021

Patients should start a dialogue if experiencing symptoms of urinary incontinence sooner rather than later, so that your physician can help you better understand the causes. Additionally, your physician can offer guidance about the best treatment options.

There is no reason to suffer in silence from a sense of shame or embarrassment. Urinary incontinence is a common condition and it is highly treatable.

Here’s a brief list of FAQ’s to help you start a discussion with your physician.

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Topics: Women's Health

Dealing With the Most Stressful Time of the Year

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Oct 20, 2021

Happy Holidays? Yeah, right.

Unreasonable expectations for a perfect celebration, family squabbling and hordes of crazy shoppers can turn you into a real Grouchy Grinch during the holiday season. Especially as we ease back into routines following a long pandemic. For the first time, some families will finally see each other during the holidays - and that can cause as much stress as staying home alone to avoid COVID-19.

If you feel like Peace on Earth just isn’t obtainable this time of year, you are not alone. Fortunately, there are ways to cope with your holiday anxieties.

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Topics: Mental Health

Healthy Back to School Lunch Ideas l Johnson Memorial Health

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Aug 12, 2021

Starting a new school year is the perfect time to start healthy eating habits. After a summer of traveling and irregular schedules, focusing on promoting healthy lunches and snacks are a great way to instill good eating habits in your children. 

The Basics

Packing healthy lunches is easy when you have a basic formula to follow. Following a formula makes packing a lunch easy because you just fill in the blanks.

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Topics: Wellness

Stay Cool During Your Summer Pregnancy

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jul 1, 2021

Summer means fun in the sun, frolicking in a pool and eating hot dogs and potato salad at family picnics – unless you are pregnant.

When expecting, you need to take precautions with your health - no matter the time of year. During the summer months, though, you need to be extra careful. Heat and humidity can cause additional stress on you and your baby.

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Celebrate the Fourth of July...Safely

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 30, 2021

The Fourth of July holiday is a special time in every community. We not only honor our country's independence but enjoy time with family and friends.

Celebrations traditionally include cookouts and fireworks. A good time is had by all  until an accident happens. Nationwide, there is an average of 400 deaths and 41,000 injuries including car crashes, swimming incidents and fireworks accidents  during the July 4th holiday period.

The American Red Cross and the National Safety Council remind us to take some safety precautions with celebrating The Fourth. Here are a few:

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Topics: Emergency

Sun Safety: Tips for Healthy Summer Skin

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on May 31, 2021

Summer has arrived! With all the outdoor activities you will be doing in the coming weeks, it's important that you take care of your skin. Too much sun exposure can have damaging effects on the skin ranging from sunburns to cancer.

The ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun are the main source of damage to your skin. People who have more exposure to UV rays have a greater risk of developing cancer. That doesn't mean that you need to completely avoid the sun. Feel free to get outside and enjoy your summer, but take some precautions.

Here are some tips to keep your skin safe and protected this summer. 

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Topics: Cancer, Pediatrics