Blog For Tag "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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  • Pandemic May Delay Events; Should Not Delay Important Health Screenings

    posted on Monday, February 22, 2021 Through the past 12 month of the COVID-19 pandemic, many events or activities have been postponed. However, important health screenings, which are essential for early detection and treatment of health concerns, should not be among those delayed activities.

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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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  • 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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