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Providence names new president

Providence names new president Health care executive Philip A. Patterson to take Providence reins Following an extensive nationwide search, accomplished health care executive Philip A. Patterson, FACHE, has been selected to join the Ascension Texas team as President of Providence Healthcare Network, effective February 26. Providence is part of Ascension, the largest…
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Less than perfect vaccine still protects against the flu

Less than perfect vaccine still protects against the flu Doctors say flu vaccine is worth the stick This year’s flu season is proving to be a tough one, and it’s continuing to ramp up. While experts say the flu vaccine is only about 10 percent effective compared to up to 50 to 60 percent in previous years, you shouldn’t…
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How to reduce holiday stress

How to reduce holiday stress Taking care of yourself during the holidays can lead to a happier, healthier you While the holidays are meant to be a time of joy, they can also be a time of stress for many people due to pressure, conflict, or feeling overwhelmed by expectations. A lack of time, expectation…
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Surviving the holidays without derailing a healthy diet

Surviving the holidays without derailing a healthy diet Four tips for survive holiday eating The holidays are full of fun, friends and family and of course, food.  Many individuals who want to stick to their nutritional goals may look at the holidays and think of all of the foods they’ll need to avoid. But the truth is,…
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Avoiding holiday toy trauma

Avoiding holiday toy trauma Are the toys under your tree safe? When looking for the perfect gift to put under the tree, Dr. Scott Oslund, emergency medicine physician at Providence,  says safety should be at the top of our shopping list. Providence is part of Ascension, the largest nonprofit health system…
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 Four things you need to know about breast cancer

 Four things you need to know about breast cancer  October’s awareness month highlights risks “You have breast cancer,”— four words no woman wants to hear. But more than 246,000 are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. It’s the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of death among women in the U.S., according to the National Breast…
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Helping after Hurricane Harvey

Helping after Hurricane Harvey Protect yourself from injury and illness  Photo: Walter Seigmund, Creative Commons Unprecedented downpours from Hurricane Harvey left thousands looking for higher ground. As volunteers from near and far team together to help with evacuations and recovery efforts, experts say to proceed with caution. “There are many hidden harms in flood…
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Are your kids up to date?

Are your kids up to date? Make sure vaccines are on back to school checklists A new school year is just around the corner, but before the school bus arrives, make sure your kids’ shot records are up to date. “Vaccines are one of the best lines of defense against many illnesses,” said Ronald Coleman, Jr.,…
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Pulse of Providence – July/August 2017

Pulse of Providence – July/August 2017 The Pulse of Providence is designed exclusively to keep our employees, friends and associates informed on the latest news and events surrounding our network. Enjoy our July/August 2017 issue by downloading now!  …
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