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

  • We All Need Each Other July 20, 2020We All Need Each Other There is nothing I can tell you about the Coronavirus that you don’t already know.  There are no recommendations, no information, advice or statistics that may surprise you.  We have all heard it all.  We know the drill.  I could reinforce how much most of us don’t like to wear […]
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  • How To Be Old June 19, 2020How To Be Old Most of us hesitate to let others know how old we are.  There is some unspoken taboo against divulging our age, and an even greater distaste for growing older.  The adage It’s better than the alternative is true, but most of us don’t analyze that statement.  Age is somehow correlated with […]
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  • The Power of Speech May 20, 2020The Power of Speech In these days of face masks, it can be hard to speak clearly, and it can be hard to understand someone who is speaking to you.  Even in the best of settings, communication can still be hard.  Even without a face mask during the COVID-19 crisis, speech sometimes doesn’t come out […]
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  • THE LANGUAGE OF COVID-19 April 21, 2020The Language of COVID-19 It is a strange, new world out there.  And by out there, I mean I hope you are all staying at home as much as possible.  We all must do our part; this we all know.  News-TV offers a non-stop, progressive, constantly updated news stream regarding the latest statistics:  new infections, […]
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  • The Gift of Age March 20, 2020THE GIFT OF AGE “One life on this earth is all that we get.  Whether it is enough or not enough, and the obvious conclusion would seem to be that at the very least we are fools if we do not live it as fully and bravely and beautifully as we can.” –Frederick Buechner I […]
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  • Stroked February 19, 2020Stroked Consider this:  every major organ including the heart, the kidneys, the liver, the skin and many other tissues—except the brain—can be transplanted.  At this point in medical technology, there is no brain transplant.  Mercifully so, as the brain is truly what makes each of us unique.  To have someone else’s brain would make you […]
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  • Autoimmune Disorders January 20, 2020Autoimmune Disorders Every year, at about this time, there is a lot of talk about immune systems—there should be, it is cold and flu season. Imagine your immune system as your own personal army.  They are always on guard, ready to defend your health from any outside force that may try to make you sick.  […]
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  • The Flu Vaccine 101: What You Need To Know December 20, 2019THE FLU VACCINE  101:  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW You know the drill:  wash your hands, get enough sleep, stay away from sick people, eat right, reduce stress, and, of course, GET YOUR FLU SHOT! What you may not know, are some of the important details of the flu vaccine. But first, consider your immune […]
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  • ‘Tis The Season November 20, 2019‘TIS THE SEASON It’s that time of year again.  Fall continues to fall, which is bringing us ever closer to the first big holiday of the season:  Thanksgiving.  With it comes family, food, festivities and fun.  Then, about four weeks later, many people celebrate Christmas.  One week after that, we welcome the New Year.  After […]
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  • 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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