A third of US adults report that they get less than the recommended amount of 7 or more hours of sleep per night. Getting enough sleep is not a luxury, it is something people need for good health. Sleep-related difficulties affect many people, however, these disorders can be diagnosed and treated, bringing relief to those who suffer from them.
Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System's blog
Aubrey Nuss RN, BS
Director of Cardiovascular Services
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer. Currently, 16 million people are diagnosed with COPD, and many more have not been diagnosed yet. Unfortunately, COPD is a progressive disease and there is no cure. However, it can be treated!
Dust off your jump shot, find a formidable opponent, and head down to Basketball Challenge Night! Around the World, Money Ball, a Free Throw Contest and the Main Event - where community leaders challenge each other - will all help raise money for the United Way of Reno County. Join us at the HRHS Pavilion from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2.
Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System (HRHS) wants you to have a game plan this school year. Here are 5 tips to help you and your child be prepared for the start of school.
Form a routine sleep schedule
The days of sleeping in are over. Sleep routines are important for people of all ages to feel well rested throughout their day. Early waking’s may be rough at first, but your child’s natural body clock will align with the new sleep schedule. It is recommended that children aged 6-13 get 9-11 hours of sleep and children 14-17 get 8-10 hours of sleep.
It was Mother’s Day recently and I was lucky enough to spend the day with my mother. In February my mother was diagnosed and treated for heart disease. She had been having chest pain when walking and it even woke her at night. She had to be admitted into the hospital and got a trip to my very own Heart & Vascular Center at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center
It’s February, that means it’s Heart Month! However, here at the Heart & Vascular Center at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, every month is Heart Month. It’s our constant goal to provide excellent cardiac care for every patient every time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have dedicated staff willing to leave their families day or night to care for you and your family members. I’m so proud to be part of a select group that is willing to commit to the constant demands, the continuing education, and the call time.
My grandpa was always angry. Or so I thought. He rarely smiled, or talked to us kids, and when he did we couldn’t understand him. It wasn’t until I was in my 20’s and my older sister and I were talking about our childhood and memories of grandpa, when I realized that there was more to the story. Grandpa was not a chronic grump, he had Parkinson’s disease.
We’ve all heard the awful tale of how Grandma got run over by a reindeer, but did things truly have to turn out so tragic? Regardless of your risk of dodging a reindeer or simply maneuvering around holiday decorations in the home, the CDC says falls are the number one cause of injuries and deaths from injury among older Americans. Understandably, these accidents increase significantly during the winter months.
Healthcare is an ever-changing field and Hutchinson, Kansas is doing a great job at keeping up. Every year brings much new advancement, which tends to be very costly for healthcare facilities; however, these costs ultimately minimize errors, improve patient recovery and increase efficiency, creating a better experience for the patient.
By: Judy Diggs, RRT Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Respiratory Care Week is October 23-29 so I would like you to join us to help raise awareness to improve lung health around the world. This year’s theme is ‘Real Life Heroes’.