Stevens County Hospital Health Journal

At Stevens County Hospital, we are committed to keeping the community that supports us informed about Health Care issues and News Items that affect our hospital.

The Stevens County Hospital Health Journal is where we can do this. Feel free to browse the list of articles below.

We appreciate your interest in our organization.

Article List

  • Take Care September 21, 2022Take Care We all experience it, whether we realize it or not.  It may feel like a sudden assault, or perhaps a low-grade, ever-present state of mind. From the start, we must all realize that stress is within us, not out there. It is our perception of an event or series of happenings, or a […]
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  • Single-Tasking August 19, 2022Single-Tasking “Just try to think of something else.  The brain cannot have two thoughts at once.” –my mother, likely in the 1970’s. This was my mother’s advice to me, the anxious kid I was.  She was trying to find a way to help me relax, and I never forgot this nugget of wisdom from her.  […]
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  • Take It Easy July 25, 2022Take It Easy “Looking back, I know that if I would have simply slowed down, I would not have had so many nasty falls that got me here today.  I know I was always moving too fast.”    –Emma, age 92, wheelchair-bound “Haste makes waste.” –common American idiom ** It seems too easy to simply tell […]
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  • Summer Safety June 22, 2022Summer Safety The calendar will read “Summer” on June 21st, but the summertime temperatures can arrive before that date. For many people, this is not a pleasant time of year, but for some, it is the perfect time of year. That familiar feeling of freedom during the summer may come back, just as it did […]
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  • Ten Thousand Steps May 23, 2022Ten Thousand Steps Perhaps you remember the good old-fashioned pedometer. It is a very basic step-counter that preceded the current, more high-tech fitness trackers that seem to be on so many people’s wrists. It was invented in Japan in the 1960’s.  Japan was gearing up for its first Olympic Games in Tokyo and societal growth […]
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  • An Apple A Day April 18, 2022An Apple A Day …keeps the doctor away. We’ve all heard that one.  While it is not literal, and there is no proof that indeed it will keep the doctor away, we all know what it means.  Eat healthy, and you should stay healthy…at least, your chances are greater.   There is no agreed consensus […]
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  • Just Breathe March 21, 2022Just Breathe “Every breath you take.”   “Take my breath away.”  “Just breathe.” Popular music celebrates and recognizes breath as the powerful force it is.  Without it, we are nothing.  Most of us breathe effortlessly, sometimes it can be a struggle with certain illnesses, and this brings the importance of breathing to our focus if it […]
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  • Motion Is Lotion February 21, 2022Motion Is Lotion When I meet a person who seems to be aging extraordinarily well, I am always curious to know their secret:  what they do to keep moving forward through the aging process with relative ease.  As a medically-based speech therapist, I have this opportunity often when I meet a new patient or family […]
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  • The Language of Covid January 19, 2022The Language of Covid Our language evolves with the times.  Just a few short years ago, the term “COVID” was not yet invented.  Much like “ginormous” and “frenemy” were officially added to our lexicon in the last ten years, COVID is now on the tips of most tongues in our country, and in the world […]
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  • Happy, Healthy Holidays. December 23, 2021Happy, Healthy Holidays. “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” “We’re simply having a wonderful Christmastime.” “I’ll be home for Christmas.” Hopefully, these lyrics from popular holiday songs resonate with you.  I wish this for everyone.  For many, this season of holidays is their most favorite time of year, bringing joy, peace, happiness and […]
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