What it Means to be an Accredited Chest Pain Center

February 19, 2019

After approximately a year of training and preparation, St. Francis earned Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), the accrediting arm of the American College of Cardiology.

It's Heart Month, Keep yours healthy

February 1, 2019

February is American Heart Month. It’s a time when we remind ourselves to take good care of our hearts throughout the whole year.

‘Tis the Season to Be Healthy: Helpful Tips for Smart Holiday Eating

December 14, 2018

Family feasts. Office parties. Casual get-togethers. Whatever the celebration during this festive time of year, there’s one thing that just about every gathering has in common: food. And while December may be the most wonderful time of the year, it can also be one of the most tempting times to abandon healthy eating habits.

Safe Medication Habits Promote Healthy Homes and Communities

September 4, 2018

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re no stranger to taking medicine. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 82 percent of American adults take at least one medication and 29 percent take five or more. Medications are a vital part of healing from illness or injury and managing ongoing conditions so that you can be your healthiest self and get the most out of life.

Keep Your Cool: How to prevent heat-related illness this summer

July 23, 2018

The pools are splashing. Campgrounds and ball fields are hopping. And the highways are filled with families heading out to spend quality time at beaches, mountains and other fun destinations across the country. All of this outdoor activity can only mean one thing – summer has officially arrived! And while now can be the perfect time to enjoy fun in the sun and fill up on vitamin D, it’s important to take the proper precautions against getting overheated as the temperatures climb this time of year.

Colon Cancer Screening Age Lowered

July 23, 2018

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has recently released updated guidelines that lower the recommended age for colon cancer screening. According to the new ACS recommendations, those at average risk for colon cancer should begin screening at age 45 instead of 50. The new guidelines were put in place following a major data review that showed a rising rate of colon cancer in adults younger than 50.