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Quality health information can help you make informed decisions for yourself and your family.  YourHealth, the Deaconess virtual resource center, helps you be a smart, empowered patient.

From health education and information provided by Deaconess doctors and experts, to community and local resources, YourHealth connects you to the knowledge you need.

  • Avoiding Weight Gain This Holiday Season

    The holidays are upon us, and this year has been very different for all of us with the pandemic. Although our holiday gatherings will likely look different (and smaller!) this year, weight gain from holiday meals can still affect us -so it is still important to set goals for yourself. 
     

  • Preventing Sprains & Strains at the Workplace

    As the colder weather trickles in, bringing with it snow, ice, illnesses, high patient census, and increased workload, instead of practicing more self-care, we tend to feel rushed and fatigued leading to us taking more shortcuts and trying to find the easiest way to do things.

  • Ready to Quit Smoking?

    Why do I still smoke? How can I quit? These are questions that most smokers ask themselves almost daily. We are all familiar with the hazards of smoking, but there is still nothing easy about quitting.  The fear of developing lung cancer, strokes, heart disease, emphysema, and other lung diseases often doesn’t do enough to help people quit because nicotine is an addiction. 
     

  • Diabetes & Stress in 2020

    Due to economic strain, virtual school, social isolation resulting from COVID-19 precautions, a tense election cycle, and the upcoming holiday season, people in general are struggling to maintain any kind of routine. For those with diabetes, lack of consistency represents a serious challenge to their health.  

  • Antibiotics – What, When, Why (and Why Not)

    Christi Pagett, MD, Deaconess Clinic West

    Antibiotics are a marvel of modern medicine and have saved millions of lives.  However, the overuse of antibiotics is harmful. Learn about proper use of antibiotics, preventing illnesses, and how to treat illnesses that don’t require antibiotics.
     

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