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  • Nutritional Benefits of the Sweet Potato

    posted by Jenna Walsh on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Sweet potatoes are a nutritional powerhouse; loaded with iron, calcium, selenium, vitamin C, and majority of B vitamins. Spencer Hospital's Nutritionist, Jenna Walsh, goes into detail of the nutritional benefis for sweet potatoes in addition to providing an easy recipe for preparing this starchy vegetable.

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  • Mask Up, Lather Up, Sleeve Up: Flu Season is Here

    posted by Colette Rossiter on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 We have a challenging fall and winter ahead of us. In addition to the flu virus that circulates every year, we have the virus that causes COVID-19 ever present in our communities. Our healthcare system capacity may be overwhelmed. Yet there are simple measures we can all take to ease this burden.

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  • Insight Into Hospice Care and Services Offered for Alzheimer's Patients

    posted by Alana Kliegl on Monday, September 21, 2020 Although hospice services are often utilized by people with a cancer diagnosis, hospice services are also readily available to anyone who, if determined by a physician, is predicted to have a life expectancy of 6 months or less, if the disease were to run its normal course. This means hospice services can be a wonderful benefit for anyone.

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  • Tips for a Healthy “Return to Learn” this School Year

    posted by Colette Rossiter on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Normally, August brings the excitement of “back to school” with kids eager to reunite with friends, meet new teachers, and shop for supplies. Yet this year is anything but normal. School administrators, health care professionals, and parents are all doing their part to keep kids healthy for their return to school.

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  • COVID-19 Anxiety & Coping with the Pandemic

    posted by Debra Brodersen on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 The unknown and unanswered questions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic cause anxiety and stress for many of us. We all respond to the stress of change differently; therefore, knowing yourself and when your level of anxiety and stress needs to be addressed is very important to your mental health.

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