Archive | December, 2012

Goals For The New Year

As I am in the midst of the holiday season and busy with the holiday rush, I realize it is time for me to sit down and set my 2013 goals! I set SMART goals.
Specific
Measurable
Attainable
Relevant
Time-Bound
Mind Tools™ has a great article on their website about SMART goals. Read More »

Just for Fun, Leadership · Avera Health · Comments { 0 }

How to Beat and Treat Winter Skin

Anyone with dry or sensitive skin knows that winter is the time when skin dries out and rashes are worse. It can be tough to keep skin healthy during cold weather, but here are a few things you can do to help:

Take short baths or showers. Read More »

Pediatrics, Preventative Care · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

Hear for the Holidays!

With the holidays quickly approaching, many of you will be attending gatherings with family and friends. If your family gatherings or office parties are anything like mine, there are plenty of fun games, music and conversation. Unfortunately, all that fun can make for a difficult listening environment, especially for individuals with hearing loss. Read More »

Preventative Care, Primary Care · Sacred Heart · Comments { 0 }

Caregiver Stress: Take Care of Yourself

The best way to take care of others is to take care of you first. If “putting yourself first” sounds too selfish or too hard, try something simpler: Put yourself on an equal footing with those you love and tend to. Read More »

Cancer, Mental Health · Queen of Peace · Comments { 1 }

The Dangers of Button Batteries

A new danger for small children has emerged in the past five years: swallowing coin-sized lithium batteries. These batteries can become lodged somewhere in the gastrointestinal tract and they cause an electrical current setting up a hydrolysis reaction that burns tissue. Read More »

Pediatrics · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

Eight Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

The holidays are upon us. Most of us allow ourselves a few treats here and there, but how do we stay in control of our eating habits and not start the New Year with extra padding? The holidays are a wonderful time for enjoying family and friends, and many of our traditions involve special foods and large meals. Read More »

Nutrition · Marshall · Comments { 0 }