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Posted: Dec 15, 2017

Tips for a Safe & Happy Holiday

WRITTEN BY SMH TRAUMA COORDINATOR LEEANN PUTNEY

The holidays are a magical time with plenty of festivities to enjoy, including beautiful light displays, holiday parties and family get-togethers. Here are a few tips to make sure your family stays safe as the holidays approach.

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Posted: Dec 14, 2017

Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

WRITTEN BY SMH OUTPATIENT DIETITIAN LAUREN MCNEIL

Research shows that the average American gains 1 to 2 pounds during the holiday season. While that doesn’t sound like much, it adds up over time, and can end up being a 20-pound weight gain over the next 10 years!

 

Here are some tips and tricks to ensure that those unwanted extra pounds don’t creep up on you this holiday season.
 

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Posted: Dec 7, 2017

Flu Season Survival Tips for Heart Failure Patients

Written by SMH Heart Failure Nurse Specialist Stacey Daggett

If you’re among the millions who are living with heart failure, getting flu and pneumonia vaccinations can help keep you out of the hospital this flu season. While October is the best time to get a flu shot, it’s not too late to protect yourself and loved ones from the flu. 

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Posted: Dec 4, 2017

How Much Sleep Do Kids Need?

WRITTEN BY MOTHER-BABY DISCHARGE FACILITATOR SHEERA THOMAS

Today was one of those days when the whole family struggled to get out of bed. We had spent the weekend moving to a new house, and after two days of unpacking our lives—and very little sleep—I began wondering exactly how much shut-eye my kids need to be healthy. This is what I found out.
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Posted: Nov 20, 2017

Holiday Survival Tips for Diabetics & Pre-diabetics

WRITTEN BY SMH INPATIENT REHAB CASE MANAGER CRYSTAL BROOKS

T’is the season to indulge in all the yumminess that the holidays bring! But holiday feasting can also be a dreaded time for those with dietary restrictions.
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