Parish Nurse

 
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My ministry is Parish Nursing which I am passionate about.  I am an RN whose PRIMARY focus is the St. Rita Faith Community.   I have served St. Rita Parish family for over 10 years and I have loved every minute.  I work evenings and weekends.

My goal is health promotion and disease prevention - providing holistic care, connecting the mind, body and spirit for each patient so they can strive for wellness!  The emphasis is to promote independence and prevent decline; suppo

rt lifestyle changes as they relate to health and wellness; offer health education and health tips.

I support all patents and their families by making home visits, accompany patients to their doctor's appointments; make Emergency Room visits, hospital visits, nursing home visits, assist with end-of-life journeys, and "like" our St. Rita family to our Pastor and staff.  Please feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .      

 

 

 

 

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HOUSECALL

   

Vol. 20, Issue 34 | April 25, 2019

   

 

 

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES

 

 

Health savings accounts: Is an HSA right for you?

Health savings accounts combined with high-deductible health plans are promoted as a way to cut medical costs. See if they're right for you.

 
     

Vaccines for adults

 

It's World Immunization Week, so it's a great time to see if you're up to date on your shots. You may need vaccines for pneumonia, shingles and more, so check in with your doctor.

 

 

 

 

 

EXPERT ANSWERS

 

Is gluten-free a healthy way to eat?

If you don't need to avoid gluten, is it OK to follow a gluten-free diet? It depends on what you eat instead.

Stem cells: What are they and what do they do?

Stem cells FAQ — Learn about stem cell uses, ethical issues and types, including natural and bioengineered stem cells.

 

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS ...

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Age spots (liver spots)

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Deviated septum

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Video: How to choose a fitness ball

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Slide show: Exercises to improve your core strength

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Organ donation: Don't let these myths confuse you

 

 

TRUSTED HEALTH TOOLS

 

Use our Symptom Checker to explore possible causes of your symptoms based upon Mayo Clinic's patient care experience.

 

Use these simple calculators and self-assessments for personalized health tips.

 

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Calorie calculator

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BMI calculator

 

 

MAYO CLINIC PRODUCTS & SERVICES

 

Discover better health through better weight management

Boost your chances for success and save money with The Mayo Clinic Diet book and journal combo. Learn how to eat right and stay fit for life with information from the experts at Mayo Clinic and record your progress with food lists, activity records and much more with a handy companion journal. Learn more.

 

 

HEALTHY RECIPES

 

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Dijon Parmesan crusted salmon

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Braised kale with cherry tomatoes

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Tofu with hoisin and baby bok choy

 

HEALTH TIP

 

Golfers: Tee up common sense

There's more to golf than your golf swing. Use common sense to lower your risk of injury:

1. Warm up. Before you golf, walk or jog for a few minutes. Then try a few gentle stretches.

2. Start slowly. Work up to your desired level of activity.

3. Think overall fitness. Include aerobic activity, stretching and strength training in your fitness routine.

4. Lift your clubs carefully. Keep your back straight and use the strength of your legs to lift your clubs and other heavy objects.

To keep your game on course, think prevention:

1. Strengthen your forearm muscles. Use light weights or squeeze a tennis ball.

2. Do some dynamic stretching (half swings) before you golf. Walk or jog for a few minutes to warm up your muscles first.

3. Fix your form. Ask an instructor to check your grip and swing technique.

4. Know when to rest. At the first sign of elbow pain, take a break.

 

Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover even more healthy lifestyle topics at MayoClinic.org.