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The Power of Compassion: Maureen Staunton, CRN, RT RM, Presence Saint Francis Hospital
Compassion is our mission and our associates are our driving force. Maureen Staunton, CRN, RT (R) (M), navigator and manager of the Center for Cancer Care at...
3 Seasonal Allergy Myths, Busted
Does your body completely overreact when things begin to bloom again every spring? Congratulations – you’ve got seasonal allergies. Given the warm, early spring we’ve seen this year, it’s possible you’re already dealing with some sniffling and sneezing. “The allergy season started very early this year,” says Sol Drapkin, MD, Allergist with Presence Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. “In nearly 15 years of practice, this is the earliest in the season I’ve seen pollen and mold counts. This is also the earliest I’ve had patients coming into my office for help.” When it comes to dealing with seasonal allergies, there are three common misconceptions you should know about as we enter the spring allergy season. Myth…
Poison Plants Can Spoil Your Outdoor Summer Fun
As spring and summer return, you may be looking to get back in touch with nature – picnics surrounded by tall trees and green shrubs, biking and hiking on lush nature trails, day trips to forest preserves dense with trees. Before you get too caught up in the rapture of the wilderness, keep in mind you may stumble upon plants you’d be better off avoiding, including poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. Contact with these can make your summer very, very uncomfortable. These plant varieties all contain an oily allergen known as urushiol, which can trigger a severe allergic skin reaction from direct contact. It’s also possible to feel the effects from poison sap picked up from pets, clothes, shoes or camping gear. If you plan to build a campfire, be careful…
The Power of Compassion: Tammy Kalinowski, RT (R)(M), Presence Resurrection Medical Center
Compassion is our mission and our associates are our driving force. Check out this story of Tammy Kalinowski from Presence Resurrection Medical Center.
Why Women Have a Greater Stroke Risk Than Men
Just a few years ago, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association published new guidelines recognizing that women have a greater risk of stroke than men. In fact, an estimated one in five women will suffer a stroke, according to AHA data. “There are a few specific risk factors that have been identified as putting women at a greater risk for stroke than men,” says Sandy Hoelzel, Stroke Coordinator for Presence Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. “Pregnancy, birth control medication and atrial fibrillation are three of the biggest.” Pregnancy According to the AHA, three in 10,000 pregnant women have a stroke during their pregnancy. During pregnancy, women may develop preeclampsia, a type of…