• Dealing with Bunions: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Managing this Common Foot Condition

    November 2, 2023

    Touchette Regional Hospital emphasizes the importance of foot health and highlights the discomfort caused by bunions, describing them as bony bumps that develop on the joint at the base of the big toe. The article discusses prevention and early detection measures, as well as various treatment options available at the hospital, aiming to improve patients' quality of life and reduce disparities in healthcare.
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  • Take Control of Your Health: The Importance of Breast Cancer Awareness and Regular Mammograms at Touchette Regional Hospital

    October 1, 2023

    Touchette Regional Hospital is emphasizing the importance of year-round awareness and action in the fight against breast cancer, particularly during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. They stress the significance of early detection through regular mammogram screenings, starting at age 40 as recommended by the American Cancer Society, as an effective way to detect breast cancer early when it is more treatable, and they are committed to providing affordable and supportive mammogram services to their community.
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  • Reducing Your Stroke Risk

    May 24, 2023

    Want to Reduce Stroke Risk? Make a Few Simple Swaps. Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S., but in many cases it can be prevented.
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  • Physical Therapy Can Keep Your Heart Healthy Too

    February 24, 2023

    As February is American Heart Month, it’s a good time to take a moment to listen to your heart and show it some extra care and attention. Learn more on our blog.
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  • Raising Awareness to Substance Use Disorders and Finding Treatment

    December 28, 2022

    As the holidays are among us and bring many reasons to celebrate, it is the perfect time to raise awareness and educate ourselves on the effects of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs).
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  • Taking Notice of Your Bladder Health

    November 18, 2022

    This month serves as a reminder to take notice of your bladder health before it becomes an issue, as November is Bladder Health Month.
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  • Physical Therapy and You

    October 10, 2022

    October is National Physical Therapy Month -- is physical therapy for you? If you’re undecided about physical therapy, let us answer some frequently asked questions.
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  • The Importance of Mammograms and Breast Self-Awareness

    September 16, 2022

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so now is a great time to talk about the importance of breast self-awareness, mammograms, and early detection.
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  • Getting In the Habit of Protecting Your Vision & Practicing Eye Health and Safety

    July 7, 2022

    The bright, sunny days of summer are here and are a perfect reminder of how important it is to protect your vision and practice good habits to keep your eyes safe and healthy.
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  • Men’s Health Awareness Month Tips to Help Men Maintain Urological Health

    June 22, 2022

    In recognition of National Men’s Health Awareness Month, Touchette Regional Hospital wants to offer tips to help men maintain their urological health.
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  • Improving Quality of Life and Aftercare for Seniors

    May 19, 2022

    As May is Older Americans Month it’s the perfect time to focus on the importance of our health as we age. Learn more on the Touchette Regional Hospital Blog.
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  • Healthy Ways To Cope with Stress

    April 19, 2022

    Life can be stressful, but we don’t have to let that stress consume us. Read our blog for some tips on managing your stress.
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  • Tips for Better Nutrition

    March 11, 2022

    March is National Nutrition Month and is the perfect time to help increase awareness of the importance of nutrition and learn how you can make healthy food and drink choices, create improved eating habits, and incorporate more physical activity into your daily lifestyle.
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  • February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness Month!

    February 15, 2022

    February is national age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. AMD is the leading cause of low vision and blindness in Americans age 60 years and older and affects 1.6 million Americans.
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  • January is National Blood Donor Month

    January 21, 2022

    This year’s National Blood Donor Month comes as the nation’s blood supply has dropped to concerning levels and could force hospitals to delay essential blood and platelet transfusions. Every day, blood donors can help patients of all ages: who arrive in our Emergency Department due to accidents and burns, those who are undergoing surgery, or in need of blood transfusions due to an illness and/or disease. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.
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  • Navigating Financial Stress Through The Holidays

    December 16, 2021

    We all encounter stress at times, and the holidays can become even more stressful. Holiday get togethers, shopping for gifts, traveling, and trying to juggle all the normal activities in between can become draining, not only with your finances but on your physical and mental health as well.
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  • There’s No Place Like Home with Home Health Care Services

    November 9, 2021

    Facing the challenges of a loved one dealing with an injury, disability, or chronic illness can sometimes be more than difficult. There are many worries, concerns, and anxieties that accompany the decisions being made in regard to one’s health, but homecare shouldn’t be one of them.
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  • Making Your Breast Health A Priority

    October 19, 2021

    Since October is breast cancer awareness month, we wanted to talk about breast health and why you, family members or friends should make getting checked a priority.
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  • September Is National Recovery Month

    September 20, 2021

    September is National Recovery Month. “Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community,” and this month reminds people in recovery and those who support them that no one is alone in the journey through recovery.
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  • Back To School Nutrition Tips

    August 24, 2021

    Ring, Ring goes the bell! As a new school year begins, now is the perfect time to get back into a healthy routine with your family. Set your child up for success by making sure they start this year in a healthy way by incorporating some of these helpful habits and tips
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  • Bringing Awareness To Your Mental Health

    May 20, 2021

    May is National Mental Health Month and a good time to talk about you and how important it is that you take care of your mental health.
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  • Bringing Awareness To Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) During Alcohol Awareness Month

    April 20, 2021

    The month of April is Alcohol Awareness Month and is the perfect time to emphasize the need for education on Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). Drinking too much alcohol can have a direct impact not only on an individual’s health and safety, but that of their families and communities as well.
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  • Losing Sleep? Let Us Help You Get Back On Track

    March 15, 2021

    Sleep is a critical part of both our mental and physical health. If you’re like one of the millions of Americans suffering from sleep loss, we’re here to help you figure out the why and get you back on track. There’s no time like the present to be more mindful about your sleep, as March is Sleep Awareness Month.
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  • Heart Healthy Tips For Preventing Heart Disease

    February 22, 2021

    February is American Heart Month, so what better time to get to know your heart health. Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States? The good news is that heart disease is preventable in most cases with healthy choices, which include maintaining a healthy weight, choosing a healthy eating plan, being physically active, managing stress, not smoking, getting quality sleep and regular checkups.
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  • New Year’s Resolutions and Your Mental Health

    January 6, 2021

    It’s a new year and that means new beginnings. Resolutions are at an all-time high during the month of January. It’s when many people strive for change; whether it’s to eat healthier, spend less money, or get in shape. But for some, their resolutions aren’t to cut carbs, loss weight or deposit extra money into the bank. Instead, they are focused on their mental health.
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  • Staying Healthy During the Holiday Season

    December 8, 2020

    The holiday season is here, and even though it may look a little different this year we want you to remain safe. We know holiday gatherings with family and friends are fun, but these can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu.
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  • Are Home Care Services Right For You?

    November 9, 2020

    As the world around us is changing on how we receive healthcare due to the pandemic, there are many questions as to how someone might receive necessary services without leaving their home. The answer may be our Southern Illinois Home Care services. Home care services allow you or your loved one to stay in the comfort of your own home while receiving medical attention and rehabilitative services.
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  • Stress Management Through Physical Therapy!

    October 12, 2020

    We know the changing of the seasons can sometimes bring added stress, so what better time than now to talk about how physical therapy can help manage stress since October is also National Physical Therapy Month. Anyone can experience stress in his or her daily life, whether it is from work, home or even from their surrounding environment. Some stress is not worrisome, but chronic levels of stress can have detrimental effects on our bodies involving the musculoskeletal system, nervous system, cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system, and reproductive system. Physical therapy can help with more than pain management and rehabilitation; therapists can offer techniques to assist in decreasing chronic stress levels and add balance back into the body.
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  • Taking Steps Towards Suicide Prevention

    September 10, 2020

    September is National Suicide Prevention Month, which makes this the perfect time to talk about how we’re feeling and how to reach out to others. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, estimated 48,344 deaths occurred in the United States from suicide in 2018. Suicide is a serious public health problem that causes immeasurable pain, suffering, and loss to individuals, families, and communities nationwide. The causes of suicide are complex and determined by multiple factors, such as mental illness, substance abuse, painful losses, exposure to violence, and social isolation.
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  • Working Towards Stress Safety, Ways To Cope And Build Resilience!

    July 22, 2020

    Now, more than ever, safety is crucial both inside and outside the workplace. Whether you are going into work or working from home, the COVID-19 pandemic has probably changed the way you work. Workers might be facing a number of issues during the COVID-19 crisis that can have a big impact on both their physical and mental health.
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  • Bringing Awareness To Men's Health

    June 25, 2020

    Men are you making your health a priority? If the answer is no, then there’s no time like the present to start. Did you know that men on average have shorter life spans than women; in fact the life expectancy gap is roughly a difference of 5 years to that of women. Most of these determinants are due to poor health habits, lack of health insurance, failure to seek medical attention, and dangerous occupations. We know you are strong guys, but there’s no reason to neglect something as important as your health.
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  • Mental Health Awareness and YOU

    May 29, 2020

    Let’s face it our days are busy and continue to get busier with trying to juggle work, home life and worldwide pandemics, so it’s easy to get side tracked with focusing on our mental health. But our mental health is just as vitally important as anything else that’s going on, so take a moment to ensure you are giving yourself prioritization.
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  • Special Needs Dentistry & Maintaining Good Dental Health

    February 3, 2020

    As a parent or caregiver of a child with special needs, your child may face major dental care issues. This is because certain medications and medical conditions may compromise the health of a child’s teeth. If your child has a physical or developmental disability, maintaining good dental hygiene and regular visits to the dentist can be challenging.
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  • Glaucoma Awareness Month

    January 21, 2020

    In honor of National Glaucoma Awareness Month, we are discussing types of glaucoma and the risks associated with it. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve and lead to little or no eyesight.
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  • Behavioral Health & The Holidays

    December 10, 2019

    The holiday season is a wonderful time. It’s filled with parties, delicious food, and time with family and friends. There are many reasons to enjoy the holiday season; however, for many, it also brings stress which can impact a person’s mental health. Today we are discussing helpful tips for managing mental health, not only during the holiday season but throughout the year.
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  • National Home Healthcare Month

    December 2, 2019

    In honor of November being National Home Healthcare month, we will be answering some of the frequently asked questions regarding home healthcare. Home healthcare is an option that allows patients to receive care in the comfort of their own home. It also allows them to be comfortable during the end-stage of their life and provides families with the reassurance that their loved ones are receiving the best care during such a difficult time.
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  • Get Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Physical Therapy

    October 8, 2019

    October is National Physical Therapy Month and currently nine million adults undergo some form of physical therapy every year for treatment of diseases and injuries. Patients who undergo physical therapy participate in a series of therapeutic exercises designed to help manage their disease or improve function after an injury. This month we will be answering frequently asked questions regarding physical therapy, as well as, informing you of the benefits physical therapy can have on your body and your budget.
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  • Weight Gain Dangers

    August 7, 2019

    Stepping on the scale is a fearful action for most of us. That little number doesn’t seem so little these days; it always manages to go up. Maybe it’s just a pound or two a week - nothing too crazy. But that pound or two a week, every week is adding up fast! Before you know it, 10 extra pounds is tacked onto that “little number,” then 13 pounds, 20 and so on. Gaining and losing weight is a part of life - we get that. It’s when you continue to pile on the weight that many health dangers creep into your life.
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  • Tips for Improving Your Cholesterol

    July 1, 2019

    You’ve just left your doctor’s office. Your appointment was a routine check-up that you have every year. But this year, it was a bit different. Your physician said you need to work on lowering your cholesterol because your numbers are a bit too high. This isn’t meant to scare you, only increase your awareness because cholesterol is key to having a healthy heart. Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels can lower your chances of getting heart disease or having a stroke. So, let’s get you on the right track and keep that heart healthy.
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  • Preparing for fireworks and safety

    June 3, 2019

    The July 4th holiday is just about four weeks away. You’re excited, your kids are excited, and you can’t wait to shoot off a few fireworks with family and friends. It’s become a tradition, you do it every year and with each passing year, the celebration only gets better. The dangers of fireworks are no secret, but that doesn’t stop you or even the professionals from handling them and shooting them into the sky on July 4th. As long as you are safe and prepared in the event of an injury or emergency, you can have the same grand 4th of July festivities as usual.
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  • Taking Care of YOU - National Health Month

    May 2, 2019

    With May being National Mental Health Month, it’s a good time to talk about you and how important it is that you care of yourself. Our days are busy and continue to get busier; it’s easy to let our mental health go by the wayside. After all, there’s so many other things to worry about each day, right? Wrong, your mental health is just as important as anything else you have going on so let’s make sure you give it the attention YOU deserve.
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  • The Health Benefits of Walking

    April 2, 2019

    If you’re looking for a great, low endurance way to add more physical activity to your days, consider walking. This is a popular exercise because it doesn’t require a gym membership or special gear / clothing. It’s also an enjoyable exercise as you can walk to places you like including nearby parks, shopping centers, etc. In addition to being a free, low endurance workout, walking has a number of health benefits discussed below.
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  • 5 Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

    March 4, 2019

    Our days are busier than ever, our to-do lists are packed full, our schedules are bursting at the seams, and 24-hours in a day just isn’t enough to get everything done. When it’s finally time to turn in for the night, we’re more than ready to catch some Zzzzz’s. Since sleep is just as critical to our health as diet and exercise, we found a few tips for getting that much needed good night’s rest.
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  • The Importance of Heart Health

    February 6, 2019

    February is American Hearth Month, so let’s talk about the importance of heart health. The heart beats about 2.5 billion times over the average lifetime. Its workload never stops, it’s a 24/7 - 365 days a year kind of job - pushing blood throughout the body. If it fails, the result is often fatal. So, how can you keep the most important organ in your body in tip-top shape? Read on to find out.
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  • Why Hospital Volunteers are Valuable

    January 2, 2019

    Organizations of all kinds typically seek and utilize volunteers. Whether it be an animal shelter, the Red Cross, or a kid’s soccer team - volunteers are highly sought after and extremely valuable. While often overlooked, volunteering is in high demand at hospitals. So, let’s talk about it and why it’s so valuable. You may find that this is a role you are interested in.
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  • Staying on Top of Your Breast Health

    October 2, 2018

    Since October is breast cancer awareness month, we wanted to share a few tips about breast health while highlighting the services provided for women through the START NOW Breast & Cervical Cancer Awareness program.
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  • Your Feet are Trying to Tell you Something

    September 4, 2018

    Feet are often thought of in two ways: either really cute or really unpleasant. They’re just not an appealing part of the human body. It’s funny because feet often tell important stories about your health. Hearing that must sound silly; how can your feet possibly tell if you have a fever or the flu? The answer is, they can’t. But they can reveal a number of other health concerns you should be in tune to.
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  • August is National Breastfeeding Month

    August 2, 2018

    Since August is National Breastfeeding Month, we wanted to take some of the stress and worry off your shoulders. By talking about some valuable tips, we’ll help you make the most out of this experience with your baby.
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  • Avoid Heat-Related Incidents this Summer

    July 3, 2018

    It’s July: the middle of summer and it’s hot. Heat-related illness is common and can be very serious. You should be able to enjoy your summer by spending time outdoors; just make sure you’re paying close attention to what your body is telling you.
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  • Find out if Physical Therapy can help your lingering ailment

    June 4, 2018

    You hear the term often: physical therapy or PT. What does this mean? What does a PT do? Should you see a PT? Are there health benefits that you may be missing by not seeing a PT? You have questions, but don’t worry, we have answers for you.
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  • May is National Mental Health Month - Let's Talk

    May 1, 2018

    May is National Mental Health Month which makes this the perfect time to talk about how we’re feeling. The National Alliance on Mental Illness, estimates that 43.8 million adults in the United States experience mental illness in a given year.
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  • Defeat Diabetes - Helpful How-to's

    April 4, 2018

    April is Defeat Diabetes Month and we want you to take a stand against this often-life-threatening disease.
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  • Bringing Healthcare Services Home

    March 7, 2018

    Facing the reality of an aging loved one can be difficult. There are many worries, concerns, and anxieties that accompany this life stage, but homecare shouldn't be one of them. We can help you get better acquainted in your new role as a care-giver to the aging individuals you love and care for.
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  • It's American Heart Month; let us help you take care

    February 2, 2018

    February is American Heart Month which makes this a great time to raise awareness about heart disease and how you can prevent it.
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  • A New Year and a New Beginning

    January 3, 2018

    It's a new year yielding new beginnings. Resolutions are at an all-time high during the month of January. It's when thousands of people strive for change; whether it's to eat healthier, spend less money, or make daily trips to the gym. But for some, their resolutions aren't to cut carbs or deposit five extra dollars into the bank. Instead, they are focused on addiction recovery.
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