Annette Wieg, of Munster, left, a 25-year nurse in the Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Hammond Medical-Surgical unit, happily and gratefully accepts the hospital’s annual St. Margaret of Cortona Award for excellence in her field from Linda Kraiko, interim chief nursing officer, during a packed celebration on Aug. 24. Among numerous attributes, nominators said Wieg, “always wears a smile, is smart, caring and patient, works very had to take care of patients, has an exceptional bedside manner and always is willing to help coworkers – a joy to work with.”
Knowing when to take young children to the doctor for well-baby and well-child checkups is easy, because the schedule for immunizations and development checks is fairly standard. However, beyond age 5, things are less clear because children do not need any immunizations until they are around 11 years old and fewer development milestones occur, according to Louis Miceli, D.O., a Family Physician with Porter Physician Group Primary Care.
Your mother always said don’t slouch – turns out she was right. And she has science to back it up. Your posture can have a profound effect on your health. Walking or sitting with a hunched back has been linked to a variety of health issues.
The second day of the Tour de La Porte brought out over 1,000 runners and walkers and over 120 volunteers for a total of three races. Held at Soldiers Memorial Park, participants were able to compete in either a 5k, 10k, or half-marathon.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has presented the hospitals of Community Healthcare System with Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Awards. The awards recognize Community Hospital, St. Catherine Hospital and St. Mary Medical Center staff for their commitment and success in treating stroke patients with the most appropriate, timely care according to national guidelines based on scientific evidence.
Now that everyone is winding down their summer vacations and getting ready for the start of the school year, it is time to get back into the swing of things. Here are some tips on how to lose some of those pesky vacation pounds from Franciscan’s Kelly Devine Rickert, a registered dietician and health coach.