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

  • Give It Up November 16, 2017Give it Up—Join the Great American Smokeout Every year on the fourth Thursday of November, Americans gather with friends and family to partake of a Thanksgiving feast, and to celebrate family, fellowship and gratitude.  We can’t do it alone; celebrating Thanksgiving by oneself is not a great way to observe the day. One week prior […]
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  • Kindness as Medicine October 25, 2017Kindness as Medicine Your doctor is likely the central figure in your healthcare.  Along with his or her team of nurses and other medical staff, you are likely grateful for all of them for the care you receive.  You know you wouldn’t be as healthy as you are without them. Your family, friends and perhaps […]
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  • Fall September 20, 2017Fall “It’s not the fall that gets you, it’s the landing.” Ahh, fall.  It’s almost that glorious season when the weather cools and the trees take on beautiful hues of orange, red and yellow.   But that’s not what we’re discussing here.  After the fall season comes winter, and that’s when outdoor falls rise precipitously. Indoor […]
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  • A Sense of the Senses August 28, 2017A Sense of the Senses There is a single-sensory experience coming our way in a few days that has received international attention.  It is an experience that is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is the total solar eclipse. By the time you read this, it may be over; you will likely have already viewed it. […]
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  • Heat Stroke: Summer Sun Sensibility July 17, 2017Heat Stroke: Summer Sun Sensibility “I used to be able to work all day in the summer heat.  During harvest, I gave it my all in the hundred degree-plus temperatures, and I felt great, just a little tired at the end of the day.   Then, about ten years ago, I had a heat stroke.  I […]
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  • Foodborne Illness June 21, 2017Foodborne Illness “We had about 350 guests at our wedding.  It was a beautiful day in late May, and we had a full roast beef dinner with all the trimmings served in the evening.  A great time was had by all, and then we took off the next day for our honeymoon in Mexico.  These […]
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  • Better Hearing and Speech Month May 22, 2017Better Hearing and Speech Month You have likely engaged in multiple conversations today. You spoke, your communication partner spoke, you spoke back, they spoke back, and on it went. You expressed yourself with speech, they listened. They expressed themselves with speech, you listened with your amazing hearing ability. Back and forth it went, and you […]
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  • Affordable Care Act: Then and Now April 20, 2017Affordable Care Act: Then and Now “On health care reform, the American people are too often offered two extremes—government-run health care with higher taxes, or letting the insurance companies operate without rules. I believe both of these extremes are wrong.” –Barack Obama, one week prior to Election Day ’08. From its earliest beginnings through the […]
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  • Those Shoes are Made for Walking March 20, 2017Those Shoes are Made for Walking “My grandma started walking when she was 85.  She’s 92 now, and we don’t know where she is.” Spring is springing.  The birds are starting to sing, the trees and flowers are waking up, and winter will soon be behind us once again. It’s time to get outside.  Time […]
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  • A Healthy State of Mind February 20, 2017A Healthy State of Mind “Never mind.” “I don’t mind.” “He’s lost his mind.” “Mind your P’s and Q’s.” “It blew my mind.” We talk about our minds without realizing it. Our minds, which can be thought of as our own personal expression of our brain, are more powerful than we realize. If we consider […]
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