Parish Nursing: Summertime Considerations

DEHYDRATION It is very easy to become dehydrated without realizing it. This can occur when you lose more water via sweat and urine than you take in. Able to occur at any age, it is especially dangerous in very young children and in older adults. A lack of sufficient fluid…

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Caregiver Ministries

Blessings upon blessings, grace upon grace!  There are so many people here at West Side helping others in one way or another. If you have a need for which we can help, give the office a call. They will direct you to the persons who can help. Here are two…

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Ways to Make the Most of Your Doctor Visit

Prepare ahead of time. Have it clear in your mind what you want to discuss. If you have a problem, try to find out if others in your family have, or have had that problem. Make notes of all your symptoms. Speak up and tell your doctor all your concerns,…

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Parish Nurse: The Importance of Sleep

When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.  (Proverbs 3:24) Sleep helps us to lead healthier, happier lives. A Harvard Women’s Health Watch suggests six reasons to get enough sleep. Learning and memory: sleep helps the brain commit new information…

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Heart Care Month

February has been named HEART CARE month. Here is some information to help you take care of your heart. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored an important study which provided that the guideline for high blood pressure should be changed from 140/90 to 130 or higher for the first…

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