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

  • 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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  • Self-Care 101 November 22, 2021Self-Care 101 In the multitude and labyrinth of diagnoses and codes that Medicare acknowledges as legitimate diagnoses to provide funding for, one of the most important, but overlooked ones in my 23 year-career working in long-term care is this:  Z74.1:  Need for assistance for personal care.  In previous years, before the coding numbers and names […]
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  • We’re All In This Together October 25, 2021We’re All In This Together In our lifetimes, most of us have never seen the social and political unrest that is present in our country today. The pandemic has created a whole new world in which we all must learn to navigate, and go forward in. This is not an easy task, because humans like […]
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  • Watch Your Step September 21, 2021Watch Your Step “So be sure when you step, step with care and great tact.  And remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.”  —Dr. Seuss It’s that time of year again.  Summer is winding down, and there will soon be a chill in the air.  The leaves will turn beautiful, brilliant autumn colors before they […]
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