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

  • Hospice And Palliative Care October 18, 2019Hospice And Palliative Care There are many mysteries in life.  Perhaps the greatest one is what happens after life.  It is uncharted territory; it is the unknown.  Beliefs regarding what happens after we die are as individual as each person who holds them, and they will be respected in this post.  But that’s not what […]
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  • Fall Prevention September 20, 2019Fall Prevention It’s no joke.  The “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” line has been used and abused as humor since its inception in the late 1980’s as a television advertisement for a personal emergency alert system. I will confess right here, that age 23 in 1989 when it came out, I participated in […]
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  • Keep Moving To Stay Young August 19, 2019Keep Moving To Stay Young “Some people drink from the fountain of youth, others merely gargle.” The legend lives on.  Ponce de Leon, a Spanish explorer, likely offered the most popular account of the supposed miracle fountain, although there are other accounts throughout history and throughout the world.  Not surprisingly, none of the accounts have […]
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  • Private Matters July 18, 2019Private Matters Privacy has always been the right of the patient in any medical setting.  No unauthorized person or entity has ever had the right to access medical records.  However, it was not as stringently enforced until the Heath Insurance Portability and Accountability Act  (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996.  This gave patients much more legal […]
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  • Speak Up For Good Health June 19, 2019Speak Up For Good Health Communication is a two-way street; a two-sided coin. The receptive half is what goes in—usually by someone speaking to you, and the expressive side is your response.  Every human relationship depends upon communication in order for the two parties to interact and understand each other.  Family relationships, romantic relationships, work and […]
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  • Summer Safety May 22, 2019Summer Safety Ahh, summer.  It is upon us once again.  No matter how old we become, most of us still carry around that feeling of freedom; at least a little bit of the notion that our worries are a bit lighter, and that, perhaps, we are invincible, just like we were when we were kids […]
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  • Start With Easy April 19, 2019Start With Easy The long winter is mercifully over, and spring is springing. We are now several months into the new year, and as the trite saying goes, How time flies. Many of us made New Year’s resolutions several months back. Perhaps a few of us can even recall what they were, and even fewer […]
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  • A Balancing Act March 19, 2019A Balancing Act Consider this: The average height for an American woman is about 5 feet, 4 inches, and the average man is 5 feet, 9 inches. The average shoe size for women is 8.5 and 10 for a man. Now, think about how small—in relative terms—the foot is compared to the body it holds […]
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  • Knowledge Is Power February 19, 2019Knowledge Is Power In the attempt to take control of one’s health care, the maze of medical terminology can be overwhelming. Many terms are used that are part of a complex medical language that a lay person may never master fully. Many acronyms and abbreviations are used as well. Some are clearly understood by the […]
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  • The A-B-C-Ds of Medicare January 18, 2019The A-B-C-Ds of Medicare Signed into law in 1965 by the Social Security Administration, Medicare began its coverage in 1966.  This health insurance plan will turn 53 years old this year, covering more than 55 million adults over age 65, as well as some adults under 65 who are disabled, suffer from end stage renal […]
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