Stevens County Hospital Health Journal

At Stevens County Hospital, we are committed to keeping the community that supports us informed about Health Care issues and News Items that affect our hospital.

The Stevens County Hospital Health Journal is where we can do this. Feel free to browse the list of articles below.

We appreciate your interest in our organization.

Article List

  • Start With Easy April 19, 2019Start With Easy The long winter is mercifully over, and spring is springing. We are now several months into the new year, and as the trite saying goes, How time flies. Many of us made New Year’s resolutions several months back. Perhaps a few of us can even recall what they were, and even fewer […]
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  • A Balancing Act March 19, 2019A Balancing Act Consider this: The average height for an American woman is about 5 feet, 4 inches, and the average man is 5 feet, 9 inches. The average shoe size for women is 8.5 and 10 for a man. Now, think about how small—in relative terms—the foot is compared to the body it holds […]
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  • Knowledge Is Power February 19, 2019Knowledge Is Power In the attempt to take control of one’s health care, the maze of medical terminology can be overwhelming. Many terms are used that are part of a complex medical language that a lay person may never master fully. Many acronyms and abbreviations are used as well. Some are clearly understood by the […]
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  • The A-B-C-Ds of Medicare January 18, 2019The A-B-C-Ds of Medicare Signed into law in 1965 by the Social Security Administration, Medicare began its coverage in 1966.  This health insurance plan will turn 53 years old this year, covering more than 55 million adults over age 65, as well as some adults under 65 who are disabled, suffer from end stage renal […]
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  • Back to Basics December 19, 2018Back to Basics Tis the season for holiday cheer.  The season for hope, joy and peace.  The season for merriment among family and friends.   It truly can be the most wonderful time of the year. On the other side of this beautiful, brilliantly shiny coin is holiday stress.  In our efforts to ensure that all […]
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  • Thanksgiving Day Every Day November 20, 2018Thanksgiving Day Every Day “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.”—Aesop “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” Marcus Tullius Cicero “The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” –William Blake “The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.”  Friederich Nietzche It’s that time of […]
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  • Take Care While Giving Care October 22, 2018Take Care While Giving Care “You need to have a daughter. They are the ones who take care of you when you get old.” –Author’s mother, to me when I was expecting my second son. I never did have a daughter. She didn’t need care at the end of her life. One of the greatest, […]
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  • Fall Prevention 101 September 21, 2018Fall Prevention 101 There isn’t anything that can be said about this topic that hasn’t already been said; that you probably haven’t already heard—many times. There’s no new research, no new findings, just the same old stuff. But it bears repeating, so it will be repeated right here. Right now. Again. It really cannot be […]
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  • Mother Knows Best August 23, 2018Mother Knows Best Apparently, it has reached epidemic proportions. I see it almost every day in my work, and now it is affecting my own family. My two sons, ages 18 and 21 are suffering the effects as well. However, just like some of the patients I treat, they brought it on themselves. I am […]
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  • Stroked by the Sun July 19, 2018Stroked by the Sun **Drink plenty of water before you go out.** **Wear light-colored clothing.** **Avoid the hottest afternoon hours outside.** **Drink plenty of water while you are in the sun.** **Make sure there is shade available.** **Wear loose-fitting, breathable clothing.** **Drink plenty of water after being in the sun.** You have likely heard all […]
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