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Is Self-Compassion the Key to Better Health?

Dec 15, 2020

Many people are able to show compassion or kindness to others, but to treat oneself with goodwill is an undervalued skill with important benefits. Self-compassion is the ability to turn understanding and acceptance inward, and recent studies have found that it has both physical and psychological...

General Health & Wellness
A couple toasts in the New Year over a virtual video call.

How To Celebrate New Year's Eve While Social Distancing

Dec 15, 2020

Like almost every other holiday in 2020, New Year's Eve celebrations are looking very different from those of years past. Staying safe and protecting the health of our community is our top priority, so check out our favorite ways to ring in the new year while avoiding COVID-19, including: A...

General Health & Wellness
Vials of a COVID-19 vaccine move through a machine during production.

The COVID-19 Vaccine: Questions and Answers

Dec 09, 2020

If you watch the news or spend time on social media, you’ve probably heard about several COVID-19 vaccines that are seeking emergency-use authorization from the FDA. But what does this mean for you? We’ve been receiving a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, so here’s what we know so far....

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
COVID-19 Vaccine
Your Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Our Top Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Christmas 2020

Dec 09, 2020

Even more than usual, everyone is looking for ways to stay healthy this winter. So when you’re shopping for gifts this holiday season, consider giving something they’ll really appreciate: thoughtful presents that focus on health and wellness. Because no matter how long the pandemic lasts, it’s...

General Health & Wellness
Back pain interferes with daily life. A stiff or sore back can be distracting and even debilitating.

The First Steps to Take When Treating a Stiff Back

Dec 08, 2020

Back pain is an extremely common condition, with at least 80% of Americans experiencing it in their lifetimes. This does not mean it’s not something you should ever ignore, however. There are several different potential causes for chronic back pain, and it may be difficult to identify the source...

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
General Health & Wellness
HandwashingSigns

How To Wash Your Hands: Christmas Carol Edition

Dec 07, 2020

We WASH you a merry Christmas and a healthy new year! Download our festive handwashing posters to make sure you’re lathering up for the right amount of time. How important is washing your hands? Viruses, like COVID-19 and the flu, spread when they’re able to enter the mucous membranes in your eyes...

Infectious Diseases
General Health & Wellness
The Scientific Guide to Skin Care

The Scientific Guide to Skin Care

Dec 01, 2020

If you spend enough time searching for skincare tips online, you’ll be sure to come across a wide array of advice; some of it good, and some of it not so good. It can be frustrating to see so many different sources contradict each other. How do you decide which tips to try and which ones to ignore...

Dermatology
Pregnant woman eating a healthy snack to provide her baby with nutrients.

What Your Body Is Really Craving During Pregnancy

Nov 20, 2020

A developing fetus needs a variety of vitamins and minerals to develop into a strong and healthy baby, so it can be incredibly overwhelming to shop for the right ingredients to help grow your perfect bun in the oven. A balanced diet that includes foods from every food group is the way to go, and...

Maternity
Women's Health
Can COVID-19 Impact My Pregnancy?

Ask the OBGYN: How Does COVID-19 Impact My Pregnancy?

Nov 20, 2020

Pregnancy is a joyous time that’s also accompanied by some very normal worries. Will my baby be healthy? How is my health as a pregnant person affected by everyday things — a cold, hair dye, cleaning a litter box? To add to these typical concerns, you may also be wondering how the COVID-19 pandemic...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
A pregnant woman holds an apple and thinks about the size of her developing baby.

Baby's Size During Each Month of Pregnancy

Nov 20, 2020

From prenatal care to pediatrics, St. Luke’s Health’s team is with you every step of the way as your family grows. Compare the size of your baby and learn what’s happening as he or she develops in the womb during each month of pregnancy with our infographic. Our Family Birthing Centers in The...

Maternity