Parish Nurse Corner

Parish Nurse Corner April-May Managing A-Fib

Mark 12:23—“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will come to pass, he will have whatever he says.” Managing A-Fib to Reduce Your Risk What is A-Fib?    Atrial Fibrillation…

Parish Nurse Corner Feb-Mar-Stroke Risk

Stroke Risk To reduce your risk of stroke:  1)  Know your blood pressure.    2)  Find out whether you have atrial fibrillation.    3)  If you smoke, stop.    4)  Find out if you have high cholesterol.    5)  If you are diabetic, follow recommendations to control your diabetes.    6)  Include exercise in your daily routine.    7)  Enjoy a…

Parish Nurse Corner June: Signs of SCIATICA

Our parish nurse Jan Sandos provides us with a monthly column keeping us informed of pertinent medical information. Psalm 25:18—“Look on my affliction and my pain, and forgive all my sins.” Signs of SCIATICA  Numbness, tingling, and discomfort through the buttocks and legs are all signs a person may be suffering from sciatica.  Sciatica is…

Parish Nurse Corner May: Meds and Your Mouth

Our parish nurse Jan Sandos provides us with a monthly column keeping us informed of pertinent medical information. Matthew 13:34b—“For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” MEDS & YOUR MOUTH Taking care of your mouth does more than help your smile. There is a significant link between your oral health and…