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Oliver, the youngest of three, is a boy who loves to play. Tee-ball, soccer and even just running in the yard bring a bright smile to his face. And he loves school. “Oliver asks to go to school every day, even during the summer,” says his mom, Alison. But his parents...
In 2004, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted a national nursing shortage in the years to come. What nobody predicted, however, was how a global pandemic would impact the profession and healthcare services everywhere. Rose Speights, Vice President of Nursing and Patient Care Services at Elkhart General, and Sarah Paturalski, Vice President...
Diversity has become a buzzword in many companies, systems and conversations. But what does it mean? “Diversity is simply difference,” says Kimberlie Warren, PhD, Director of Diversity & Provider Well-Being at Beacon Health System. That difference encompasses everything from race, ethnicity and nationality to culture, age, religion, sexuality and more. Recognizing, respecting...
Your immune system is an important part of your day-to-day life. It protects you from viruses and bacteria. And when it comes to respiratory illnesses common this time of year, the immune system is also responsible for fighting off the common cold and flu. So what can you do to...
With Halloween candy, Thanksgiving feasts and Christmas and Hanukkah dinners, eating well during the holidays can be difficult. Erica K. Weinandy, Registered Dietitian, explains why that is and ways you can make it easier. “Healthy eating is a balance of eating regularly throughout the day and making colorful choices,” says Weinandy....
Your success depends on your experience level and motivation Virtual fitness programs are workouts designed to be completed outside of the gym, such as the home, garage, yard or even the park. Many people follow written steps on an app or an on-screen instructor to stay in shape. Recently, the popularity...
You’ve seen medical helicopters fly overhead and likely wondered what and where the emergency is. For Memorial MedFlight, the emergency can be anything, anywhere in our region. But the goal is the same: get patients to the best care available, as safely quickly as possible. When time is not on a...
Vegetarian diets are becoming more popular than ever. But many people have questions about plant-based diets. Kate Glick, registered dietitian at Beacon, provides insights on the popular meatless movement. What is the vegetarian diet? Vegetarianism is an eating practice that eliminates the consumption of meat and/or animal byproducts such as cheese, milk...
Altáshia LaMar, 30, is hardworking and determined. She is a mother and wife who loves spending time with her family and traveling to the beach, zoo and museum. In addition, LaMar is a full-time Bethel nursing student and full-time pharmacy technician. LaMar is many things, but she is not her disease. “I...