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Parish Nurse
Cathie Stinson, RN, B.S.N.
stinsoncathie@saintmalachy.org
(309) 944-5393 

Our Parish Nurse will be available in her office every Tuesday and Friday from 8:30 - 11:30 am.  If you can't make this time contact the office at 944-5393 to make an appointment that is more convenient for you.

Blood Pressure checks are available.
Feel free to call Cathie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Parish Nurse:

Heart - Brain Connection

Did you know the same habits your doctor recommends to prevent heart disease can also help keep dementia at bay? That’s exactly what a group of researchers found when comparing changes in brain function among 6,626 individuals with varying degrees of heart health. Researchers used the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 tool, a checklist of seven behaviors shown to positively impact heart health. The data shows that over 8½ years, with each heart-healthy measure that was adopted, participants suffered from less cognitive decline and memory loss. 

The American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 Tool recommends the following heart and brain-healthy habits. Which ones are you already doing? 

❑ Keep your blood pressure within a normal range. ❑ Control your cholesterol levels. ❑ Reduce the amount of sugar you consume. ❑ Maintain an active lifestyle. ❑ Make healthy food choices. ❑ Maintain a healthy body weight. ❑ Stop smoking immediately.

 Prayer: Thank You for the miracle of connection in my body, God. What affects one part is connected to another part. May I value, cherish and care for all of it!