Health Articles

Healthy Holiday Eating

The holiday season is a time to get together with family and friends, but it is also a time filled with lots of food and beverages that are high in calories. It is important to remember to place healthy nutrition on your holiday list. According to the... Read more

Healthy Life Slows Diabetes

If you lose weight and start a regular exercise routine, you may be able to reverse your Type 2 diabetes, or at least reduce the number of medications you take. Studies have shown that some people who have lost a significant amount of weight and exercised 150... Read more

Healthy Lunches

It may be tempting to fill your child’s lunchbox with convenience foods such as chips and cookies. But a nutritious lunch filled with at least three food groups can give your child the brain power he or she needs to concentrate in class. “Bag lunches can be... Read more

Hearing Aid Picks Up Good Vibrations

A Baha device picks up good vibrations – and helps patients with hearing loss hear again. “A Baha device is like a bolt that’s placed into the back part of your skull, in your hair, so that nobody can see it,” says Adam S. Morgan, MD, otolaryngologist... Read more

Heart & Health Screening

Monitoring your risk for coronary heart disease and other health risks is easy with the monthly Heart & Health Screenings at Saint Francis Medical Center. The following heart health assessments are available 7-10 am the first Wednesday of each month at the Saint Francis Health and... Read more

Heart Attack or Panic Attack?

If you think you are having a panic attack, pay very close attention to your symptoms: You may actually be experiencing a heart attack. "In some situations, it can be difficult to distinguish between a panic attack and a heart attack," says Duc T. Nguyen, DO, interventional... Read more

Heart Disease and the Flu

If you have heart disease, catching the flu can be dangerous and even deadly. This is because the flu can cause added stress to your body, which affects your blood pressure and heart function. A person with heart disease is also at high risk for stroke... Read more

Heart Surgery Recovery Takes Time and Care

Recovering from heart surgery takes time – typically six to eight weeks. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind as you recuperate: Medications: Carefully follow your physician’s instructions regarding pain relievers, nutrition supplements and other prescription or over-the-counter medications.Activity: Do not lift heavy objects... Read more

Heathly Weigh/HMR Recognized

HMR Weight Management Services diet program created by HMR and utilized by Saint Francis’ Healthy Weigh program has been named the No. 2 Best Weight-Loss Diet in U.S. News & World Reports’ Best Diets of 2015. The ranking was based on both short- and long-term weight-loss... Read more

Helping Newborns Breathe

Newborns who have difficulty breathing can get the help they need in Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Doctors give babies treatments ranging from airflow in the nose to a breathing tube that infuses medication into their lungs in the Level III... Read more

Helping You Lose – 10 At Home Exercises

Despite what health club commercials would have you believe, there are plenty of fat-burning exercises you can do at home. Not only do they build muscle and help trim you down, these exercises fit into any schedule. Pushups - One of the best overall exercises, the key... Read more

Helping You Lose – Are You Eating Your Feelings?

How to Regain Control of Emotional Eating Once you have a realization of how your emotions affect your hunger, you can regain control. Do you notice that you are hungry when you are tired, bored, or is it from patterned behavior – potentially a certain time of... Read more

Helping You Lose – Avoiding the Inevitable Bad Diet Day

Cake happens. Even the most careful dieters have high-calorie days. You’re stressed out, there’s a birthday party, you simply lost count – whatever the reason, a few off-diet days are inevitable. After all, you’re human, right? Of course, as someone on a diet, you want to avoid... Read more

Helping You Lose – Fifth Annual Furry 5K

Please join Fitness Plus for our fifth annual Furry 5K Run and One-mile Walk on Saturday, June 15 at 8 am. Feel free to bring your furry friend, but dogs are not required for participation. Day-of registration is available from 7-7:45 am at Missouri Running Company.... Read more

Helping You Lose – Finding Energy to Play Again

Ever since Ashley Howard gave birth to her daughter seven years ago, she has struggled with her weight. “I tried different weight loss pills and exercises, but I would lose a little and gain it back, and then gain a little extra,” says Howard, now 27.... Read more


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