Parish Nursing: Pneumonia & Strep Throat

Last month’s health article compared the flu to a cold. This month’s compares pneumonia and strep throat. If you have a sore throat and feel as though you have a fever, is this the flu, a cold, pneumonia, or strep throat? What to do? If you are an older adult…

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Parish Nursing: Blue at Christmas

BLUE AT CHRISTMAS It is Christmastime and what joy and happiness springs forth. The birth of a baby who will change the world!  The very thought of it. God coming into this world who, in His love for us, sacrifices Himself to save us. The thrill of this ultimate gift…

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Parish Nursing: Time to Get Vaccinated

Influenza, also known as the flu, is very contagious especially to the young who have not built up a powerful immune system and to the old whose immune system does not fight infections as effectively as it once did. Symptoms of the flu are fever or chills, sore throat, fatigue,…

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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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