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

  • 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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  • The Skin You’re In June 19, 2018The Skin You’re In It can be dry.  It can be smooth.  It can be dark.  It can be light.  It can be pale.  It can be calloused or blotchy.  It can be freckled or scarred.  It can be tattooed or sunburned.   It can be considered the container for the human body. No matter what […]
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  • The Gift of Communication May 18, 2018The Gift of Communication Imagine being in a foreign country, all alone, and you don’t speak or understand the language.  The sense of isolation and frustration would likely overcome you.  You couldn’t meet your needs, nor could you connect with any other person there. Like most of our abilities, communication is one we don’t think […]
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  • Giving-And Taking Care April 19, 2018Giving—And Taking Care A 76 year-old man and his 72 year-old wife who had a stroke. A 41 year-old mother and her 15 year-old son who had a head injury. A 22 year-old woman who recently graduated college and her 82 year-old grandmother with dementia. A 71 year old-old woman and her 43 year-old daughter-in-law […]
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  • Re-New Year’s Resolution: Spring Restart March 19, 2018Re-New Year’s Resolution: Spring Restart The first day of spring is upon us.  According to the calendar, the season is changing, and will soon herald the imminent arrival of green grass, tree leaves, and blossoms of all sorts.  It is a New Year for nature.  Winter is winding down, and although there could still be […]
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  • Not Your Type February 19, 2018Not Your Type Imagine having to tell yourself to breathe in and breathe out, every single time.  Or, perhaps you had to pump your own heart.  Or, maybe you have to inject insulin into your body several times daily so that you can produce glucose, which is essentially fuel for every activity of your body.  […]
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  • Good Health in Bad Weather January 22, 2018Good Health in Bad Weather Ahh, spring and summer.  That glorious time when the sun basks us in its warmth and healing powers, all of nature is green, cold and flu season is over, the days are longer and we come out of our partial hibernation. But it’s not yet spring or summer.  It is […]
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  • Healthy Holiday Habits December 20, 2017Healthy Holiday Habits “I can resist anything but temptation.”   –Oscar Wilde “Too much of a good thing is wonderful.”    –Mae West It is time once again.  The holiday season is upon us; the time of year when the most delicious foods show up in the ads, in the stores, in the restaurants, in the office, […]
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