Tag: community health

UV Radiation vs. Your Skin

We encourage you to get outside, but while you’re out there, remember to protect yourself from the harmful UV rays. Dr. Prokop, a primary care provider and dermatology specialist at St. Joe’s, joined us to dive into three consequences of unprotected sun exposure.

Updated Visitor Guidelines – EFFECTIVE JULY 7, 2021

As a community we have continued to make great strides related to COVID infection rates. As such, we are continuing on our path to match current practices with the current community COVID status.

Food Impaction 101

Dr. Michael Sighinolfi, a gastroenterologist at St. Joseph Gastroenterology, sat down with us to share the basics of food impactions, including reasons food impactions can occur—like eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).

Updated Visitor Guidelines – EFFECTIVE JUNE 23, 2021

After careful consideration, we are pleased to share that our visitor policy is expanding! We are now allowing two visitors per 24 hour period. One visitor is allowed at a time. This change enables us to balance precautionary measures with the healing benefits loved ones provide.

Pandemic Guidelines as of June 14

Like many of you, we’re excited to see our community taking small steps towards brighter days. As the pandemic evolves, we find ourselves continuously evaluating efforts to see that we are also moving safely in the right direction.

New Recommended Age to Begin Colorectal Screening is 45

The new recommended age to begin colorectal screening is 45 in average risk adults. This is 5 years earlier than the old recommendation and has roughly 21 million people aged 45-49 scratching their heads as to the next steps. We sat down with Dr. Sighinolfi to break down the important information.