Sacred Heart - Inspiring Health

Spring 2017

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Tab le o f Contents 2 IS MY HEALTH INFORMATION RELIABLE? 3 RUN FOR IT A WORKOUT THAT WORKS 4 A SPIRIT OF COURAGE 6 PUT SKIN CANCER IN THE SHADE 7 SERVING THOSE WHO SERVE 8 LOVE YOUR LABOR BE THE CEO OF YOUR HEALTH CARE 9 HOW TO ESCAPE GUILT'S GRIP POSITIVELY HEALTHY 10 HOW SWEDE IT IS 11 UNDERSTANDING STOMACH DISCOMFORT ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FOODS 12 WALK ON 13 DRINKING DURING THE GOLDEN YEARS CELEBRATING SENIOR AMERICANS DAY 14 HOMING IN ON HEARING HEALTH 15 MUSICAL MOTIVATION 16 FROM THE FRONT LINE 4 7 10 LEARN HOW TO TRUST WHAT YOU FIND ONLINE. A NEW HEALTH diagnosis often sends us straight to our computers or mobile devices to search for more information. It's important, however, to determine whether that information is trustworthy. So how do you know? "Start by looking at the sponsor or source of the content," says Kelly Lauscher, 3D Community Health: Body.Mind. Spirit Community Educator. "If it's on a hospital's or health care organization's web site, that's a good sign. For example, there are health libraries on both the HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital and the HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital web sites." If you read something that contains statistics, make sure those statistics come from a reliable source as well. Organizations or medical groups such as the American Medical Association or the National Institutes of Health are solid resources for this kind of information. Be wary, however, of sites that seem like they're trying to sell a product or miracle cure for the condition you are trying to research. "In the end, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is," Lauscher says. "Always discuss your findings with your doctor." Visit our online health library at or RELIABLE? Is My Health Information RELIABLE? 2 I N S P I R I N G H E A LT H

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