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.

  • Understanding a pregnancy diet and proper weight gain
    Expecting mothers should maintain a balanced diet during pregnancy that includes calcium, iron, folic acid, omega-3 and choline. Just as important to watch what you eat is how much you eat. St. Joseph's/Candler Registered Dietitian and new mother Bentley Danello discusses what foods to eat, how much weight you actually should gain, and how to deal with those cravings. Continue Reading »
  • Five questions a patient and family should ask about home health care
    Deciding to bring home health care into your home is a big decision. Gerald Hill, St. Joseph's/Candler Director of Home Health Care, provides these five questions every patient and family should ask about home health care. Continue Reading »
  • Don’t fear the colonoscopy
    Colonoscopies take approximately 20 minutes and are proven to prevent cancer and save lives. However, there’s a portion of the public that should be getting routine colonoscopies but ignores the screening due to fear or the stigma associated with it. Dr. Telciane Vesa answers five frequently asked questions that should encourage you to schedule your next colonoscopy. Continue Reading »
  • Peripheral neuropathy: Understanding diabetes effects on your feet
    One of the most common complications of diabetes that could lead to amputation is peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy and diabetes can be prevented and treated through routine diabetic foot care. Podiatrists with Georgia Foot and Ankle Institute in Savannah explain. Continue Reading »
  • Should expecting mothers take prenatal vitamins?
    It's important for expecting mothers to follow a proper diet, get exercise and watch your weight. But let’s be honest. It’s not always easy with a busy schedule to eat properly. One option to help expecting moms out is a prenatal vitamin. St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Mary Telfair Women’s Hospital's Delphine De Mauro talks about the pros of taking a prenatal vitamin. Continue Reading »
  • Five common misconceptions about palliative care
    Palliative care focuses on attending to the needs of the whole person – physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Even though the conception has been around for decades, there are still a lot of components patients and families don’t understand. Here’s a look at five common misconceptions surrounding palliative care. Continue Reading »
  • Symptoms and treatments for arrhythmias
    Arrhythmia affects anywhere between 2 and 6 million Americans. Recent studies suggest that up to 1 in 4 people over age 40 will develop some form of arrhythmias. It's important to learn the symptoms and treatments for this heart condition. Continue Reading »
  • Colon Cancer Survivor Carol Lunden: Building a Great Life After Cancer Diagnosis
    Learning she had colon cancer was a shock for Carol Lunden. But like most things in her life, she faced it head on. Four years and five surgeries later, Carol will be volunteering and maybe even running at this Saturday’s Get Your Rear in Gear 5K and Kids Fun Run. The event raises funds for FIT screening kits and colonoscopies for uninsured and underinsured patients. Continue Reading »
  • 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 »
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