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A Simple Way to Keep the Flu Away

  You can prevent the flu this season by taking one simple step: Get a flu vaccine. The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated. This includes pregnant women. Unfortunately, some people think that getting a flu vaccine is too much trouble or costs too much. Or they are sure that a flu […]

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Push Past a Weight-Loss Plateau

If you want to lose weight successfully, slow and steady progress is your best bet. Experts recommend aiming to lose 1 to 2 pounds per week for the first 6 months. Once you’ve made it that far, continuing to your final goal may seem like a snap. Yet it’s after 6 months of making steady […]

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What You Can Do to Prevent Falls

Although people of any age can be injured by a fall, older adults are at increased risk of falling and are more likely to suffer serious, potentially fatal consequences. Every year, more than 1 in 4 Americans ages 65 and older falls, and 3 million are treated in emergency rooms due to fall-related injuries. Not […]

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As Omicron Spreads, Child Hospitalizations Climb

TUESDAY, Dec. 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Child hospitalizations for COVID-19 jumped 30% this past week as the Omicron variant spread like wildfire throughout the United States. By Dec. 28, the country had an average of 260 pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations each day, according to the latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In […]

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5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Do you have a weakness for your sister’s cherry cheesecake, Aunt Jenny’s casserole, or cousin Tom’s cookies? The holiday season is filled with tasty obstacles that can trip up your weight-loss goals. These five tips can help you get through the holiday season without gaining weight: Be realistic. It’s no fun to be stressed out […]


Plan Your Day for a Good Night’s Sleep

Your bedroom’s cool and dark. You’ve tried counting sheep. But still, you can’t quite seem to nod off—or stay there. If you’re having sleep problems, you’re not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an exhaustion emergency. One recent study found about 40% of the population now reports troubled slumber. That’s understandable—but unfortunate. Good sleep, 7 […]

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Time is important in Stroke

When people experience stroke-like symptoms, time is of the essence. Strokes can damage the body quickly when people do not seek immediate medical care. However, hospitals can help reduce stroke patients’ long-lasting effects by enacting a fast-acting treatment plan. In 2019, Sarah Bush Lincoln earned that designation known as the Acute Stroke-Ready certification from the […]

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COVID and Long-Term Issues

7 Out of 10 Hospitalized COVID Patients Will Have Long-Haul Symptoms WEDNESDAY, May 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — If you land in the hospital with a COVID-19 infection, there’s a good chance you’ll still be suffering symptoms months later, researchers report. A wide swath of lingering health issues plagued more than 70% of these patients, […]


COVID and Cardiac Disease

People with serious cardiac diseases are faring worse than patients without heart disease when they contract COVID-19. SBL Cardiologist B. Lakshmi, MD, explains that COVID-19 causes inflammation throughout the vasculature system, specifically in the blood vessels. A mild case of COVID-19 will only involve the lungs. Patients commonly have respiratory symptoms, loss of smell, or […]


Angels of Healthcare Carried McDaniel Through COVID-19

Dick McDaniel is on the road to recovery after getting seriously ill with COVID-19 and pneumonia, but the experience left him with a greater sense of gratitude. He was hospitalized for nine days in November at Sarah Bush Lincoln and then monitored for another 16 days in the Health Center’s COVID-19 at Home program. While […]