Health Notes

Technology at Methodist Women’s Hospital Provides another Layer of Safety for Infants

January 24, 2017
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With a flash of green light on their tiny little toes, infants at Methodist Women’s Hospital are provided with a blanket of added security. It comes in the form of CertaScan, a digital system that helps capture identifying information about the hospital’s newest arrivals. “CertaScan captures baby’s footprint much in the same way that used […]

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Protecting Your Health includes Safeguarding your Personal Security

January 23, 2017
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We all seem to make New Year resolutions that improve our physical fitness and happiness. But now that we’re winding down the last few days of January, how about adding to that list a few resolutions to improve your personal security? Protecting your good health includes taking stock of your own personal safety both at […]

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Caring from the First Hello

January 20, 2017
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When Jen Nelson’s father was receiving care at Methodist Hospital, she experienced for herself The Meaning of Care. “It is very difficult to have your loved one in the hospital,” wrote Jen, a nurse on Methodist’s cardiac unit.  “It is hard to separate my role as the nurse from my role as the daughter. Thankfully, […]

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Seeing Red with Cases of Pinkeye

January 12, 2017
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You wake up in the morning with what feels like grains of sand in your eye. A glance in the mirror shows the proof. You have pink eye. “Pink eye, also known as bacterial conjunctivitis, usually affects the eyes and causes redness of the eyes with some discharge that can cause crusting in the eyelashes,” […]

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DAB for Better Health

January 9, 2017
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It’s the dance move every teen does with ease. What they may not know, is that it’s also a great way to stay healthy. The DAB is a dance move where the dancer drops their head towards their elbow while raising their opposite arm to the sky. It looks like sneezing… and, well, it’s a […]

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Winter 101: Nine Tips for Better Health

January 6, 2017
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The nights are long, the temperatures are low, and during these winter months so many of us are spending more of our days being cooped up indoors. So what can we do to make sure we are healthy and safe during the winter doldrums? Methodist providers offer their top nine tips to better winter health:

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Resolve for a Healthier You in 2017

January 2, 2017
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At the start of a new year, when many of us resolve to get healthy, get fit, and in general, get it together. But how many of us really make it happen? Although about 60 percent of us make New Year’s resolutions, only about 8 percent actually stick with it and are successful. So what […]

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Six Things You Need to Know about Your New Year’s Drink and Your Diet

December 30, 2016
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Many of us like to cut loose and have a drink to toast in the New Year. But when it comes to alcohol, there’s a lot you need to keep in mind to help keep your holiday diet on track. 1.  Beware the calorie count. Remember, alcohol has calories. A 12 ounce can or bottle of […]

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Could It Be Pneumonia?

December 27, 2016
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Fever, chills, cough, congestion… is it just a cold or something much worse? Pneumonia is making the rounds, causing a lot of misery among sufferers. “We are starting to see patients come in the clinic with cough and congestion and it’s a productive cough,” said Dr. Ryan Isherwood, a family medicine provider at Methodist Physicians […]

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Sounds of the Season Provide Holiday Healing

December 22, 2016
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A small crowd gathered in the corner of Methodist Hospital Café on Thursday, huddled around a Christmas tree to hear a choir of young voices sing: “Sleigh bells ring…. Are you listening?” The Masters Monarch Maestros, a children’s choir of 3rd through 5th graders from Masters Elementary, was the youngest group of singers to share […]

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