Living Smart with St. Joseph's/Candler

Welcome to the St. Joseph’s/Candler wellness blog, Living Smart. Reflecting our mission, Rooted in God’s love, we treat illness and promote wellness for all people, we want this blog to be educational and helpful for keeping your health and wellbeing on a positive track. Check back often for fresh content, including health tips, trending topics, news, recipes and more.

  • How does the emergency department determine when patients are seen?
    St. Joseph's/Candler emergency departments follow a triage process to determine when patients are seen. Learn more about the process and what you may expect if you ever have to visit an emergency room. Continue Reading »
  • What are the signs of a stroke?
    Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Would you know what to do if you or a loved one were having a stroke? Here are the signs you should look for. Continue Reading »
  • Six foods to add, six foods to avoid in a heart-healthy diet
    A healthy diet is vital in the fight against heart disease. Sure you eat fruits and vegetables, but there are other foods you can add to your diet to improve your heart’s health. Along the same lines, it may be time to eliminate bad products you are consuming. Continue Reading »
  • Champions for Women’s Heart Health
    WomenHeart is a national organization with a support network in Savannah through St. Joseph's/Candler for women living with heart disease or are high-risk. Learn more about the program and our two WomenHeart Champions in this blog post and be sure to attend the Feb. 16 WomenHeart Open House. Continue Reading »
  • VIDEO: Modified exercises you can do at any point in your pregnancy
    Did you know exercising is recommended during pregnancy? The key is modification. St. Joseph's/Candler Wellness Center Coordinator and expecting mother Brittany Hartl describes some of her favorite exercises and how she's adjusted them. Continue Reading »
  • Understanding Atrial Fibrillation and its misconceptions
    Any person, ranging from children to adults, can develop Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), and many medical researchers believe the number of cases will increase because people are living longer. It’s important to understand this heart condition, and its many misconceptions. Continue Reading »
  • New knee or hip can give you a new outlook on life
    Don't let a sore knee or hip stop you from enjoying life. There are options available to rid you of joint pain, including replacement surgery, which may not be as painful as it sounds. Dr. Jonathan Christy, with Optim Orthopedics, talks about some of the things you should know if you are scheduled for a hip or knee replacement or if you want to try to avoid one in the future. Continue Reading »
  • How to be prepared for Outpatient Surgery
    Outpatient surgery procedures are trending up thanks to improvements in technology. With more procedures being performed every day, chances are you will have day surgery at some point in your lifetime. Are you prepared? Art Shumate, St. Joseph's/Candler System Director of Surgical Services, offers these tips to help you prepare for outpatient surgery. Continue Reading »
  • Nutrition and running: Fuel for the course
    If you participate in many of the 5Ks, 10Ks and other runs in our area, chances are you prepare - whether in the gym, at the park or in your neighborhood. But do you know you should also prepare for an upcoming run in your kitchen? Your diet should be an important factor in preparing for a run. St. Joseph's Hospital Clinical Dietitian and ultra marathoner Andrea Manley offers some tips. Continue Reading »
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