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A penny for your hike?

Twenty-first century children growing up in the United States spend an enormous amount of time with digital media. According a Kaiser Foundation study conducted in 2010, children between the ages of eight and 18 spend an average of 7 hours 38 minutes a day with digital media. That is a lot of time to spend on anything that is not heart healthy. Playing outside helps promote a healthy lifestyle and combats child obesity.

Abundance of Resources

Hutchinson Regional Medical Center provides an abundance of resources available not only to employees but also to the public. These resources are meant to be used to fulfill any needs our community may have. One of those resources would be the education department. The education department is the center to many of the resources provided by Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Education helps sponsor and inform the public about upcoming events and additional information or questions the public may have about an event.

The Unquiet Mind

Most people have the typical “unquiet mind” that never seems to relax. Even when those of us are occupied with long bike rides, a light jog, or cooking a new healthy recipe from Hutchinson Regional’s careful selection, my brain is distracted by anxiety. “Am I prepared for that meeting?” “What did it mean when that person said X to me?” or even “Will there be any cauliflower rice at the store tomorrow? What do I do if there isn’t any?”

Pilates Can Ease the Mind & Improve Circulation

How often do you end up lying wide awake in your bed? With plenty of thoughts rushing through your mind about what time you have to get up, and exactly how many minutes of sleep you’ll be able to get if you fall asleep right that second, which we all know usually doesn’t happen, but how do we solve that? Pilates is one of the most recommended home remedies to help you calm down, ease your mind and even improve your circulation.

Here are a few positions you can try at home to help relieve your worries and get a good night’s rest:

Strength Training & Exercising

Strength training and its benefits are all about balancing stress and recovery. Every time you perform a strength exercise, you create microscopic tears in the muscles you’ve worked. So when you take some time off from working that muscle, the fibers begin to repair themselves and come back stronger than they were before. On the flip side, if you tax the same muscles every day, you aren’t supplying them with the time they need to actually become stronger. Instead, you’ll risk overtraining and lackluster results.

Stroke Awareness, Don't Be the Next Victim

May is Stroke Awareness Month!

Stroke Awareness Month helps promote the significance of strokes and how we can effectively identify the symptoms of one. Hutchinson Regional Medical Center wants to  aid in this effort not only to raise awareness but to educate the public on what to do when a stroke occurs. By spreading the word about strokes we could potentially lessen the amount of casualties that result each year.

National Poison Prevention Week March 20-26, 2016

What is preventable and sends 60,000 kids to the ER each year?

About 60,000 young children end up in the ER each year due to accidental poisoning from medications — that’s more than poisoning from all household products combined. As part of the Poison Prevention Week Council (PPWC), CDC urges parents and caregivers to prevent medication poisoning by keeping medicines up, away, and out of sight of children.

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths in the US for men and women. But colon and rectal cancers can be prevented if caught early, when they might be easier to treat. That’s why getting screened is so important.

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