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November is Sweet Potato Awareness Month

November is Sweet Potato Awareness Month! This month the holidays go into full swing and what better way to celebrate than with loads of hearty, delicious, and… wait for it… HEALTHY food! That’s right, sweet potatoes fall into all of those categories.  Although people often think of sweet potatoes as a Thanksgiving side dish, these root vegetables are available year-round. They're becoming more popular too: sweet potato consumption rose by nearly 42% between 2000 and 2016, according to the USDA. (https://tinyurl.com/yyx2v8sf) The many varieties of sweet potatoes belong to the morning glory family, Convolvulaceae. The skins range in hue from almost white to dark red, with a few types sporting purple skin. Those unusual varieties may also have lavender or purple flesh. But the most common flesh colors range from white to deep ... Continue Reading

International Infection Prevention Week

This week is International Infection Prevention Week. The theme this year is "Vaccines are Everybody's Business". With the rise in measles cases it is important to remember that the spread of infection is everybody's business. Know the basics of infection prevention...wash your hands. Clean hands stop the spread of infection. Do your part.... hand hygiene is key. Vaccines also play a crucial role in eliminating diseases. Awareness of what you can do to prevent the spreading of illnesses is everyone's responsibility. ... Continue Reading

Kindness Celebration Day

Content contributed by Bo Young, community volunteer for Connect Wholeheartedly. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” — Aesop Kindness is not something that demands hard work. It originates from the simple act of doing no harm to others. It involves judging less, as kindness is rooted in empathy and acceptance. The Oxford Dictionary defines kindness as the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate. The Hutchinson Connect Wholeheartedly Committee has discussed the impact of kindness in our community and beyond. As we took some time to reflect on all the random and intentional acts of kindness that have taken place over the past year, we realized that the list appears to have no end. It is easy to get caught up in all of the negativity and despair that surrounds us on a daily basis, ... Continue Reading

April is National Foot Health Awareness Month

April is National Foot Health Awareness Month Get yours ready for spring and summer. Take the first step in caring for your feet by seeing Dr. David Maher, Hutchinson Health's podiatrist, who specializes in general podiatric care from treating simple ingrown toe nails to more complex surgical procedures. Other treatment areas: * include heel pain * hammer toes * corns * warts * sports injuries. Dr. Maher has a new digital scanner that he uses for customizing orthotic inserts. This scanner provides a more precise method when orthotics are custom fabricated. Dr. Maher treats patients of all ages. Do your feet hurt? Make an appointment today, 320-234-3290.   ... Continue Reading

Diabetes Alert Day is Today

American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day® is on March 26, 2019! Observed annually on the fourth Tuesday in March, Diabetes Alert Day is a one-day “wake-up call” that focuses on the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of understanding your risk. We encourage you to find out if you – or someone you love – is at risk for type 2 diabetes by taking this quick and simple Diabetes Risk Test. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/risk-factors-type-2-diabetes/diabetes-risk-test   ... Continue Reading

Going Blue for Colon Cancer Awareness

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Employee Health Fair Tuesday and Wednesday

Employee Health Fair Oct 30th and Oct  31st.  Great opportunity for our employees to check out some healthy recipes, health topics, new services coming to our hospital, winter safety tips, and more. Today until 5pm and tomorrow 7am until noon. ... Continue Reading

Cardiac Rehab Class

Cardiac rehab wall art saying healing hearts and touching lives

Have you or someone you love recently experienced a cardiac event? Hutchinson Health wants to help patients live a healthy, active life after a cardiac event. Our Cardiac Rehab services are designed to assist and equip those in our community who are diagnosed with heart disease with the information, support and physical training they need to prevent future cardiac events. In order to be eligible and participate in Cardiac Rehab, a physician’s order is required. Cardiac Rehabilitation Cardiac rehabilitation is a customized, monitored exercise and education program designed to return an individual to as active a lifestyle as possible after a cardiac event. The cardiac rehab experience will provide you with the tools to actively mange your health. This specialized cardiac program offers guidance, support, and education to ... Continue Reading

National Night Out 2018

You're invited.  Get to know your neighbors on Tuesday, Aug 7th, at the neighborhood gathering closest to you. The following list of National Night Out parties was compiled by Heart of Hutch. A few other parties are planned but organizers asked that they not be listed here — invitations have been sent out in those neighborhoods.  Join a party and say hello to someone new!   CLEVELAND AVENUE SOUTHWEST Who’s invited: All neighborhood residents Location: 1120 Keith Street SW. Time: Potluck beginning at 5:30 p.m. Contact: Bonnie Ackland-Fimon at 320-587-6962 Bring: A dish to pass and a chair. Organizers will supply plates, napkins, utensils, water and tables.   GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Who’s invited: Anyone who wishes to attend Location: The church is at 450 Fifth Ave. S.W. Time: 5 p.m. to ... Continue Reading

Random Acts of Kindness

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