A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving your brain cells of oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. When you're having a stroke, it's important to get treatment as soon as possible. Literally every minute counts. So use the memory aid "FAST."
The vast majority of cigarette smokers are quite aware of how dangerous their habit is, but their addiction is among the very hardest to quit. Here are some simple tips to have a useful conversation with a friend who smokes.
One day at my job, I was transferred to work at the extended care facility; an area different from one I normally work in. I was accustomed to the acute care environment, but this would be different: I would be caring for people in a health facility that serves as their home. I was out of my comfort zone.
My husband and I were so excited to fly to Seattle. My seat was in the third row, next to a delightful elderly lady who was extremely hard of hearing. About two hours into the flight, a flight attendant asked that anyone with a medical background to report to the front galley.
CHI St. Vincent Health participates in the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) program, a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services-approved program that incorporates financial and performance accountability for patient care.
Catholic Health Initiatives recently issued a news release announcing this year’s Mission and Ministry Fund Awards – the annual grants we provide across the nation, and around world, to support the wonderful work being done in the hundreds of communities we serve.