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Back to Coaching after Knee Surgery

Posted by | Posted in ALMH, JointWorks | Posted on 17-01-2017

Janice Sielaff had a few important goals in mind when scheduling her knee surgery earlier this year. The 57-year-old works part time as a clinical lab instructor for Lincoln Community High School’s LTEC Health Occupations program, which she initially started back in the early 1990s.

She also volunteers as the discus and shot put coach for the high school girls’ track and field team. Plus, she’s preparing for an empty nest.

“My daughter, Anna, is a high school senior, and I wanted to be able to help with coaching duties,” Janice said. “Standing for long periods of time, bending down, doing anything that put stress on my knee became challenging.” Read the rest of this entry »

Memorial Photographers Capture 2016 in 12 Poignant Images

Posted by | Posted in News | Posted on 10-01-2017

Life happens in the patient rooms and hallways of our hospitals and clinics, in the events we sponsor and the causes we champion. Life happens in the connections between our employees and patients and their families. In 2016, our photographers shot thousands of images that captured Memorial’s mission – to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. The following twelve photographs represent some of their favorite work – and ours – in 2016. Enjoy.
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7 Ways to Fuel Your Kid’s Brain

Posted by | Posted in Expert Tips, Memorial Center for Healthy Families, Weight Loss and Wellness | Posted on 10-01-2017

When our cell phones run out of power, we have to recharge them so they’re back to full strength. It’s much the same way with our children. We need to make sure they’re recharged and ready for the next day.

Cheri Harrison, pediatric program coordinator for Memorial Center for Healthy Families, part of Memorial Weight Loss & Wellness Center, shared seven ways you can fuel your kid’s brain and help them develop positive habits that will affect them for the rest of their lives. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Ways to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Posted by | Posted in Expert Tips, Memorial Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Winter | Posted on 04-01-2017

Have you been binging on Netflix? Sleeping more than usual? Not exercising enough? If so, you may be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression related to the seasons of the year. Typically, SAD starts in the late fall when the days become shorter and activities taper off. Symptoms increase and plateau through the winter months. Read the rest of this entry »