• How to Advocate for Your Loved One

    How to Advocate for Your Loved One

    Communication Strategies Learned From COVID-19 Have the COVID-19 visitation restrictions increased your anxiety and burdened your ability to communicate with your loved one? Are your frustrated trying to get updated and accurate information during their hospitalization or while they are living in a care community? This article reviews a recent study exploring this topic asRead more

  • Catholic Wellness Answers, Episode 9: Palliative Care

    Catholic Wellness Answers, Episode 9: Palliative Care

    What is palliative care in the context of the Catholic faith? In Catholicism, each person is a unity of body and soul. Ending a person’s life, even if an individual does not seem to have a “good” quality of life, is morally wrong. Roughly 22% of the world’s population is Catholic, making this an importantRead more

  • Stress, Cortisol, and Getting your Baby to Sleep

    Stress, Cortisol, and Getting your Baby to Sleep

    You really can get your baby to sleep through the night.  You can sleep too.  There are some simple methods that have worked for parents for years.  But recently some people suggested that teaching infants to fall asleep is bad for their brains– that it teaches babies “learned helplessness.”  I don’t think so. “Learned helplessness”Read more

  • Pregnant? Hoping to Breastfeed? Read this!

    Pregnant? Hoping to Breastfeed? Read this!

    Many expecting moms hope to breastfeed. It’s covered briefly in many childbirth education classes and there’s often a sense of, “Well, it’s natural, so it should be fairly easy.” In the hospital, in the whirl of childbirth and immediate postpartum care, breastfeeding may or may not come instantly easily – but nearly all new parentsRead more

  • Breast Self-Awareness and Strategies for Breast Pain

    Breast Self-Awareness and Strategies for Breast Pain

    While October is the month of the rosary in the Catholic Church, October in the United States is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. The National Breast Cancer Foundation states October as an annual public health campaign to raise awareness for the impact of breast cancer and to raise funds to further research on breast cancer.Read more

  • Torticollis Treatment and Prevention from a Physical Therapist

    Torticollis Treatment and Prevention from a Physical Therapist

    Luke 18:16 – But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” General speaking, torticollis is an abnormal position of the head and neck.  The word “torticollis” comes from the Latin words tortus,Read more

  • Preventing Injuries this Fall Sports Season

    Preventing Injuries this Fall Sports Season

    Happy Fall! 🍂   Fall means it’s time for school routines, pumpkins, crockpot meals, and…Fall sports seasons! Maybe your family is getting back into sports after an extended break during the pandemic or you’re trying out a sport for the first time! Either way, it is important to discuss children’s wellness and injury prevention to keep upRead more

  • Catholic Wellness Answers, Episode 8: Infant Feeding

    Catholic Wellness Answers, Episode 8: Infant Feeding

    Does the rapidly evolving field of food allergies leave you confused? With all the articles about infant feeding out there, how is a parent to know what to actually feed their babies? During this webinar, Dr. Sweeney reviewed the current recommended strategies to prevent both food allergies and celiac disease. She also discussed the strategiesRead more

  • A Little-Known Benefit of using NFP: Ovulation Tracking

    A Little-Known Benefit of using NFP: Ovulation Tracking

    Many Catholics are familiar with the benefits of using natural family planning (NFP) in married life. The ability to abstain from or try to achieve pregnancy each cycle, increased communication and intimacy in marriage, and an ability to be open to God’s will for our lives and family size are familiar pluses of NFP. However,Read more

  • How to Ease into Exercise after an Injury

    How to Ease into Exercise after an Injury

    So, you’ve been injured, you rested, and now you want to get back into your exercise routine but don’t know where to start. There are many things to consider before jumping back into your exercise routine.  Are you still having pain?  If so, how intense?  Does the pain cause you to limp or alter your form?  Are you stillRead more

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