Archive - 2021

  • National Women's Health Week (May 9-15): A Time to Focus on Women, A Time to Focus on YOU

    posted by Laura Wiemers RN, BSN on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Mother's Day, May 9, kicks off National Women's Health Week 2021! This is a time to celebrate women and to encourage them to make their health a priority. Many also forget that a woman's mental health is just as important as physical health, especially while we are all still feeling the effects of COVID-19.

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  • Celebrate Occupational Therapy Month in April - Passion. Purpose. Possibility.

    posted by Ashley Betz-Jones on Thursday, April 22, 2021 April is National Occupational Therapy Month. Here at Spencer Hospital, occupational therapists work with individuals to regain function to be independent with their everyday tasks. Occupational therapists work with individuals to improve their strength, motion, cognition, and development to improve their skills to live life to its fullest.

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  • April is National Donate Life Month

    posted on Thursday, April 22, 2021 National Donate Life Month is celebrated every April to educate and encourage Americans to register as donors and consider living donation, as well as to celebrate those who have saved and healed lives through the gift of donation.

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  • Don't Delay Your Colon Cancer Screening

    posted by Colette Rossiter on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. It's estimated that in 2021, 149,500 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed. In usual times, people tend to delay scheduling their important colon cancer screening and during the past year of the COVID-19 pandemic, even more people delayed having a colonoscopy. Screenings can help your physician find polyps or cancer before you experience symptoms.

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  • Healthy Eating Patterns that Work Best for You

    posted by Darlene DeWitt, MS, RD, LD on Monday, March 29, 2021 Developing a healthful eating pattern is not one-size-fits-all. When you find a way to make nutrition recommendations fit with your likes and priorities, it is more likely to be something you can continue long-term. In March, the Academy focuses attention on healthful eating through National Nutrition Month®. This year's theme, Personalize Your Plate, promotes creating nutritious meals to meet individuals' cultural and personal food preferences.

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