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How Social Distancing Can Help Flatten the Curve

Mar 18, 2020

Whether you’ve been watching the news or checking social media, you might have heard of “flattening the curve” and “social distancing.” Both are relevant as the coronavirus continues to spread, but what exactly do they mean? Flattening the curve refers to slowing the spread of disease so it never...

General Health & Wellness
Infectious Diseases
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Coronavirus vs. Flu: The Key Differences

Mar 12, 2020

While COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is going viral across news outlets and social media, it’s important to ensure that you are getting the facts. Another source of concern is the confusion between the coronavirus and the flu, and their similar symptoms may make it difficult to tell them...

General Health & Wellness
Infectious Diseases
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
What you need to know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

What you need to know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Mar 06, 2020

CHI St. Luke's Health is closely following the latest developments with coronavirus. We remain in constant contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health departments and are implementing their recommendations as we learn more about this disease. The safety of our...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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How Dialysis Works in Patients With Kidney Failure

Mar 05, 2020

According to the National Kidney Foundation, chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects about 37 million people in the U.S. alone, and about 90% of those don’t even know they have it. The only cure for stage 5 CKD is a kidney transplant, but before that, many people receive ongoing treatment through...

Kidney Care
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What You Need to Know Before Your First Colonoscopy

Mar 04, 2020

If the idea of getting a colonoscopy sounds intimidating to you, you’re not alone. While this procedure seems uncomfortable, most patients don’t feel any pain. Additionally, this procedure can catch precancerous growths or signs of cancer before symptoms appear, meaning treatment can be more...

Digestive Health
Healthy Aging
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4 Easy Steps for Maintaining Your Vision

Mar 03, 2020

When it comes to maintaining good health, most people focus on keeping their bones strong, their blood pressure and cholesterol at optimal levels, and their BMI within a healthy range. However, people often overlook one major part of the body: the eyes. Preserving your vision can be quite easy, and...

Eye Care
Healthy Aging
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How Colorful Foods Can Improve Your Health

Feb 28, 2020

You’ve probably heard once or twice that you should eat the rainbow, but is there really a benefit to having a colorful plate? Other than just making your meal more aesthetically pleasing, a wide variety of hues on your plate can help you consume natural sources of several antioxidants, all of...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
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5 Sneaky Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies

Feb 27, 2020

Let’s face it — getting kids to eat their vegetables can be a struggle, but there are ways to get a picky eater to pick up a forkful of greens. By making mealtime more fun, you can encourage healthy habits that will stick with your little one for a lifetime.  1. Pair It Properly  According to one...

Children's Health
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Music to Your Ears: How Songs Can Affect the Brain

Feb 24, 2020

Have you ever turned on the radio and experienced pure joy as your favorite song starts playing through your speakers? While it may just seem like a small moment of happiness, there is actually a lot happening in your brain as you listen to music. From activating connections in your mind to helping...

General Health & Wellness
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Foods to Eat and Avoid for a Good Night's Sleep

Feb 18, 2020

Have you ever experienced night after night lying in bed, trying to sleep, and counting the hours you’ll be able to rest if you could just fall asleep right then? You’re not alone — according to a National Sleep Foundation poll, more than 50% of respondents reported having one or multiple symptoms...

General Health & Wellness
Sleep Medicine