When Cliff Johnson meets his third great-grandchild later this year, he’ll do so as a cancer survivor. “They haven’t told us if it’s a boy or a girl yet,” says Sharon Johnson, Cliff’s wife. Ten years ago, Cliff’s family took him to the ER when he started bleeding unexpectedly. Physicians diagnosed him...
Looking for a way to use up some of the beans in your pantry? Try this simple, resourceful recipe that will fill you up while keeping you healthy, as recommended by a Beacon dietitian. Bean “Pizzas” Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 can beans (white beans, black beans, refried, any type will do) About 1 cup vegetables,...
Need a change in your morning routine? Try out this breakfast burrito recipe, as recommended by a Beacon dietitian: Easy Breakfast Burrito Serves 2 Ingredients: 3 large eggs, beaten 2 large handfuls fresh Spinach (frozen is fine too, just thaw and drain well, can use ½ to 1 whole package) ½ cup prepared black beans ½ cup...
Because you might be feeling inundated with information about Coronavirus, we sat down with Sam El-Dalati, MD, Beacon's Chief Clinical Officer, and asked for his perspective on some of most frequently asked questions about the respiratory illness. For the latest information from Beacon, and for links to updates from state, U.S....
The CDC recommends washing your hands to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. This is especially important when flu, coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) and other respiratory illnesses are spreading. Washing your hands is easy. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an...
by Coley Parker, Fitness Coordinator, Elkhart Health & Aquatics Almost two months in to the year, a lot of new year's resolutions are no longer a priority. Everyday life has interfered with fitness goals and other promises to get in shape or eat healthier. But it's not too late! Here are...
by Kate Glick, RD, LD Elkhart General Hospital Outpatient Clinical Dietitian  It’s inevitable: A new year hits and you feel an unexplainable push to “be better.” New Year’s resolutions are everywhere you turn in January. And lucky for us, not only are we starting a new year, but we are also fortunate...
We tend to indulge while celebrating with family and friends during the holidays, more than any other time of year. But just because Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's are over, doesn’t mean you should ignore the signs and symptoms of a condition called Holiday Heart Syndrome. January is actually one of...
Every year, in the month or so between Thanksgiving and Christmas, a conference room at the Ronald McDonald House Charities ® of Michiana becomes a winter wonderland. Hundreds of toys and other gifts fill up the space in Beacon Memorial Hospital’s Skyway building. Hundreds of stuffed animals, dozens of Lego sets,...