Health & Wellness

  • Post-Operative Delirium- What it is, Who it Affects, and How it May be Prevented

    posted by Laura Armstrong on Thursday, May 24, 2018 “Grandma had surgery, everything seemed to be going well, then she became confused and had a difficult time managing even the simplest tasks or answering simple questions. We were scared something was seriously wrong. She ended up having to stay in the hospital a little longer, but eventually she was back to her normal self.” Have you ever experienced something similar?

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  • Sleep: It's What the Doctor Ordered

    posted by Dr. Matt Humpal on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Sleep – it's something we all do, but in this time of rapidly advancing medical knowledge, it is still very much a mystery. One thing for certain though, is how important it is to get an adequate amount each night and that those who don't do so at their peril.

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  • It Can Hurt, It Can Race, It Can Swell, but Most Importantly It Gives Life and It Loves

    posted by Mindy Sylvester on Friday, February 2, 2018 Our hearts are life-giving. With each beat, our heart functions to send life-sustaining blood through our vessels to every cell in our body. So with February Heart Health awareness, we at Spencer Hospital encourage you to take a few minutes to give attention to your life-giving heart and vessels.

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  • Diastasis Recti: Mummy Tummy Rehab

    posted by Rachel Hoffman and Sarah Goodchild on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Have you recently had a baby and wondered if your baby bulge was ever going to disappear? Typically, the answer is “yes,” with time, good nutrition, a little exercise and a lot of patience. Yet sometimes your bulging tummy could be a result of diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA). As physical therapists and new moms, we understand how frustrating the “mummy tummy” can be and we can help.

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  • Take it From a Mom & Infection Control Nurse: Flu is No Joke

    posted by DeeAnn Vaage on Monday, January 8, 2018 Several years ago I saw firsthand how serious the flu can be and how helpless a mother can feel as you try to comfort your child who has influenza. The symptoms of influenza came on quickly, like “being hit by a truck,” my son stated as he came home early from football practice in mid-October.

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