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Save Time at Saint Francis’ Pharmacies

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There is no need to make an extra trip to the pharmacy when seeing a doctor at Saint Francis. The campus has two retail pharmacies that can fill prescriptions in minutes. The Healing Arts Pharmacy is located at Entrance 2 in the Healing Arts Building, and ...
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Symptoms of Arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation of your joints. The most common early symptoms include: Fatigue – Before you experience the typical pain and stiffness, you may feel tired and generally ill. Morning stiffness – “When people with RA wake up in ...
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No Screen Time Before Bed

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You might think watching a TV show or spending some time on the Internet will relax you before you sleep. But researchers have found the opposite to be true: The light from a tablet device, phone or TV stimulates brain activity, delaying the release of ...
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Center for Pelvic Health Opens at Saint Francis

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If you suffer from pelvic problems such as urinary incontinence, bladder issues or pelvic pressure or pain, you are not alone. The Center for Pelvic Health at Saint Francis Medical Center is a safe place for you to seek treatment. The Center, which opens August 4, ...
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Safe Sitter Course Promotes Child Safety

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The Safe Sitter® program prepares preteens for the responsibilities required to care for younger children. This medically accurate program teaches students CPR, first aid, injury prevention, safety, childcare essentials, behavior management and online and social media safety. Students receive training on how to run their own ...
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Swimming Safety

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Swimming is one of the most fun activities summer has to offer, but drowning is a very real danger at both beaches and pools. Tell your kids to keep these safety tips in mind as they head to the water: Do not swim by yourself. “We ...
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Blood Thinners Can Save Your Life

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While blood clot formation is a natural and essential process for open wounds, persistent clots in the bloodstream can be harmful or even deadly. Individuals who are at risk for unwanted blood clots may need to take blood thinners to decrease that risk. Blood thinners such ...
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Osteoporosis in Men

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Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become weak and brittle and break more easily. While osteoporosis is more common in women, 40 percent of all fractures due to the disease occur in men. Additionally, men are three times more likely to die following ...
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Stroke Recovery

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When you suffer from a stroke, parts of your brain become damaged due to lack of oxygen. In many cases, you can relearn skills you lost after your stroke. “At Saint Francis Medical Center, stroke patients undergo intensive inpatient rehabilitation,” says Andrew Godbey, MD, MSPH, neurologist ...
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Seek Treatment Quickly for a Concussion

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A concussion is a brain injury that occurs as the result of trauma such as a sports injury, car accident or fall. It is important to seek treatment as soon as possible so you can lessen the long-term effects. “Concussions can affect people in different ways,” ...
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