Health & Wellness

  • 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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  • Learn to Manage Your Diabetes

    posted by Darlene DeWitt, MS, RD, LD on Monday, November 16, 2020 If you have diabetes, you know how challenging it can be to manage. You're expected to eat a healthy and balanced diet, get plenty of physical activity, monitor your blood glucose (sugar) throughout the day, take your medications as prescribed, and do all of this to reduce your risk for complications. At times it might seem overwhelming, but you can thrive with diabetes with the assistance of diabetes care and education specialists.

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  • November Recognized as National Diabetes Month

    posted by Darlene DeWitt, MS, RD, LD on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 November is designated as National Diabetes Month to help draw awareness to this serious health condition. Approximately 30 million adults in the United States are currently living with diabetes and 84 million with prediabetes. Darlene DeWitt, Spencer Hospital's Registered Dietitian, discusses the risk factors of diabetes, prediabetes, and different lifestyle preventative measures for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

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  • Celebrate Dads & Men's Health During the Month of June

    posted by Dr. David Keith, DO on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 My dear Friends and Fathers! Father's Day is rapidly approaching (note to my wife and kids so I can schedule that nap!), and some families are in a quandary about how to treat Dad for the occasion. Is it a new shirt, a wild tie, or sleeve of golf balls? For me, it's a smoking hot pellet grill on my list! All those things are nice, yet there is no gift as precious as good health.

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  • Women's Wellness in Celebration of Women's Health Month

    posted by Sara Taylor on Friday, May 22, 2020 As the end of May is quickly approaching, we want to take a moment to celebrate Women's Health Month, a national health observance month that recognizes the importance of raising awareness regarding manageable steps that women can take to help improve their health. Especially during the outbreak of COVID-19, it is a reminder for women and girls to make health their priority.

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