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Holiday Eating
11.21.2016
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If you’re worried about gaining too much weight over the holidays – Thanksgiving meals, parties at work or with friends, Christmas meals and New Year’s celebrations – Lauren Blechle, clinical dietitian with Covenant’s ...

Women & Sleep
11.19.2016
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A recent study indicated women have more difficulty sleeping than men for a variety of reasons. Covenant Health ’s sleep specialist, Dr. Chris Rose, agrees. “Women don’t value sleep until they get to a breaking point,” he ...

Things to Know about Palliative Medicine
11.16.2016
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In 2005 when Dr. Melanie Oblender started palliative care consultations at Covenant Health, she couldn’t have dreamed that more than 11 years later, the consultations would evolve into a dedicated 17-bed unit with two full-time physicians and ...

Learning to Breathe Free
11.15.2016

Ross Owen was sitting in the hospital room with his dad, who was dying of pulmonary fibrosis. They were just talking. Finally his dad simply said to him, “Ross, you gotta find a better way to die than this.” The 60-year-old Plainview ...

Epilepsy: What You Should Know
11.10.2016
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Over a lifetime, 1 in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy, and about 150,000 to 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with the condition each year. But what is it? Dr. Kalarickal Oommen, a Covenant Health neurologist, and co-medical director of ...

Fall in Love with Pumpkin
11.04.2016
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When the calendar turns from summer to fall, many people go pumpkin-crazy. Coffee flavoring. Candles. Popcorn. Cookies, cakes, hundreds of other products; even beer. Aside from artificial flavors, consuming real pumpkin offers numerous health ...

Little Pillows, Big Purpose
11.03.2016
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From the pediatric specialists to the kid-sized pillows in patient rooms – Covenant Children’s is built specifically for kids. While our incredible staff provides incredible care to each patient, community partners graciously donate their ...

DAISY Award: Rebecca Meador
10.27.2016
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Congratulations to Covenant Health ’s October DAISY Award winner, Rebecca Meador, RN, BSN, CCE, IBCL – Perinatal Education. Here’s what one of Becky’s coworkers said about her: “There are countless ways Becky goes above ...

Halloween Safety Tips
10.26.2016
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Dr. Michael Chamales, director of both the pediatric and adult emergency departments at Covenant Health, offered five tips for parents to help keep their little ghosts and goblins, superheros and princesses safe on Halloween night. 1) Visibility and ...

Fight Like a Girl: Angie's Story
10.24.2016
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Angie Howard is a wife to Bart, mom to Brandon (11) and Ethan (15), a friend to many, a boss to several dozen Covenant employees, and a survivor. “I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2015,” says Angie Howard, Covenant Health ...

Do You Speak Health?
10.20.2016
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Fall is here. Along with it comes flu, colds, strep and other bugs. Yet one challenge is year–round, health literacy. Officially designated in October, Health Literacy Month draws attention to this national issue of not understanding. Health ...

Things to Know About Scoliosis
10.19.2016
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According to the United States Bone & Joint Initiative, more than half of Americans over 18, and many children, have movement restricted by a musculoskeletal disorder. Covenant Health’s pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Dr. James Gutheil, ...

Tenaciously Saving Lives
10.18.2016
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Lindsey Kennelly appreciates how much information about breast cancer is available. So, she’s still a little frustrated when a woman 50 years old – or older – comes in for her first mammogram. "They may have put it off because ...

Infection Prevention Week: Breaking the Chain of Infection
10.17.2016
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When you or a loved one goes into a healthcare facility when you’re sick, you expect to get better—right? But did you know that each year, approximately 1 in 25 people in the U.S. get infections in hospitals while being treated for ...

Celebrating Our Spiritual Roots
10.16.2016
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“It is as natural here to have spiritual care for our patients as it is to have doctors and nurses.” Lee Turner, vice president for mission integration at Covenant Health, summed up Covenant’s mission, in that one concise sentence. ...

Making Hospital Stays Less Scary
10.14.2016
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According to the National Retail Federation, more than 171 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, spending an average $82.93, up from last year’s $74.34. Total spending is expected to reach $8.4 billion, an all-time high in ...

Dr. Oblender: A Lasting Legacy
10.12.2016
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In 2005 when Dr. Melanie Oblender started palliative care consultations at Covenant Health, she couldn’t have dreamed that more than 11 years later, the consultations would evolve into a dedicated 17-bed unit with two full-time physicians and ...

Putting the Bite on Dental Hygiene
10.07.2016
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One might wonder if National Dental Hygiene Month coincides with October and Halloween – and candy – on purpose. Whether or not that’s true doesn’t really matter, but good dental hygiene is something to concentrate on year ...

Mental Illness: How Things Have Changed
10.02.2016
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People with mental health issues used to be chained and treated like prisoners. We’ve made great improvements in understanding and treating mental health issues – but there’s more to do, especially in understanding what it is, how ...

DAISY Award: Elizabeth Cason
09.30.2016
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Congratulations to our September Daisy Award winner – Elizabeth Cason, Covenant Health SICU. Her co-worker, Jessica Maples, shared this story about Elizabeth: “One morning as I entered work at 0800, I saw Beth sitting with an elderly ...

Racer Classic Helps Heal Kids
09.29.2016
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We cannot do what we do at any of our facilities without the support of our community partners. In April of 2013, Covenant Children’s partnership with Racer Classic Car Wash began. The leadership at Racer Classic generously proposed donating $1 ...

Coffee and its Perks
09.29.2016
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A couple of cups a coffee a day may bring your body a bunch of benefits, which is good news today – National Coffee Day. “Straight black coffee,” is beneficial in a number of ways, said Kelli Paschall, certified diabetes educator ...

Get Moving: Family Health & Fitness Day
09.24.2016
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Saturday, September 24 is Family Health & Fitness Day. Tommy Parrish, director of Covenant Lifestyle Center, says family fitness is very important. With heart disease the leading cause of death and diabetes growing increasingly problematic, ...

Fall Prevention Tips
09.22.2016
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The care we provide for our patients extends much farther than our own walls at Covenant Heath. As we celebrate the first day of Fall on September 22, we want to share these tips to help make your home a safer place. As we age, or after a prolonged ...

No One Fights Alone: Brooklyn's Story
09.14.2016
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When Julie Dossey took her six-year-old daughter Brooklyn for a strep throat test on a Monday in early February, she never dreamed she would hear the word ‘cancer’ instead. But the family from Lamesa’s life changed forever when ...

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