News Release Archive

News Archive

Six tips for sleeping better: In honor of Sleep Awareness Week

The National Sleep Foundation is celebrating its annual Sleep Awareness Week this week, March 10-16. Are you getting enough sleep? Not just a few hours between tossing and turning, but good, restorative sleep? If you wake up tired and feel sleepy and fatigued throughout the day, you’re not alone. Studies show that 50-70 million adults in the U.S. suffer from some type of sleep disorder.

Worksite wellness yields big gains for one employer

In 2009 when the economy was “in the tank,” Ancon Construction’s CEO John Place started looking at their finances to see where the company could save money. “Health care was our biggest cost,” he said. “We chose Get Fit Get Healthy, a worksite wellness program.

Goshen Home Care & Hospice offers spring grief support group

Goshen Home Care & Hospice is offering six grief support group meetings this spring at Goshen Hospital. The meetings are free and open to the public. Emotional support, storytelling and discussion about ongoing grief experiences will be the focus. Participants are encouraged to call (574) 364‐2700 to RSVP by March 11.

Exercise is Medicine®

Prescribed physical activity is highly effective for preventing, treating and managing more than 40 of the most common chronic health conditions. Join Goshen Health at our next Thrive meeting on March 5, from 11:00 a.m. to noon at Greencroft’s Community Center in Goshen to learn more about Exercise is Medicine®.

Lifestyle choices can raise risk of cancer

Most of us are unaware that obesity and high alcohol consumption are key risk factors for cancer. In fact, obesity will soon overtake smoking as the leading preventable cause of cancer in the U.S.

Do your part for your heart - Theme for National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

In honor of National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department of Goshen Heart & Vascular Center is planning heart healthy snacks on Monday, a trivia contest Wednesday and an exercise fundraiser Friday to raise funds for patients who may otherwise have trouble affording access to the exercise facility.

Local knitting group donates red hats to Goshen Hospital’s newborns

In honor of the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign to raise awareness of congenital heart defects, handmade knitted or crocheted red hats are given to newborns born at hospitals across the country in February, which is American Heart Month. More than 30 Indiana hospitals participate in the program.

Remember to take care of yourself!

Staying healthy in the new year is an important resolution, but many adults don’t take advantage of preventative screenings. The new year is a great time to remember to take care of yourself. Schedule an appointment during Goshen Health’s next Health Screening event on Thursday, February 14 for quick and simple screenings to check your risks for certain health conditions and learn recommendations for improvements.

Take the first step in preventing diabetes

To help people with diabetes and their families know what they can do to make a difference, Goshen Health is offering a FREE class for adults focused on learning more about good nutrition, exercise, weight loss and stress management. Plan now to attend the Proactive Diabetes Class on Monday, February 11 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Wellness classroom located on the second floor of the Heart & Vascular Center.

FREE blood pressure clinics during the month of February

About one in three people have high blood pressure and many don’t know it. Untreated high blood pressure increases your risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke. The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked regularly. Goshen Health is offering several free blood pressure clinics during the month of February. It only takes a few minutes, but it could save your life! Here is a listing of locations, date and times.

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