Author: Washington Adventist Hospital

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS by Nurse Rose Melendez | WGTS 91.9 FM Did you know that 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime? September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, an important time to remind the men we love to take a moment to consider their health. Emergency Department Nurse Rose Melendez, RN, shares tips to help men reduce their risk of developing prostate cancer. How common is prostate cancer? Nurse Rose: Prostate cancer is actually the most common form of cancer among men in the U.S. In 2017, 161,360 new cases of prostate cancer...

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Avocado Alfredo “Zoodles”

Eating too much food that’s high in carbohydrates can lead to eating too many calories, causing weight gain and heart disease, explains Meaghan Butler, RD, a registered dietitian. “Zoodles,” or zucchini cut into noodle-like shapes, offer a heart-healthy, low-carb alternative to pasta. Avocado provides a healthy unsaturated fat to help lower your cholesterol and your risk of heart disease, while creating a creamy Alfredo sauce without fatty cream. The shrimp adds lean protein to keep you full without extra calories! Ingredients 4 tbsp olive oil (extra virgin) 15-20 peeled, raw, medium shrimp (rinsed, patted dry) 2 to 3 medium-to-large...

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Avoid Back-to-School Germs

Back to School, Back to Germs by Nurse Rose Melendez | WGTS 91.9 FM Our pencils are sharpened and yellow school buses are back on the road. That’s right – it’s back to school time. Unfortunately, that also means that school-aged children get sick more often. Nurse Rose Melendez shares her advice to ward off the back-to-school sniffles. How often do most kids get sick during the school year? Nurse Rose: It’s completely normal, especially for young children, to get the sniffles a few times a year as their immune systems develop. Younger children get an average about five...

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Know the Signs of Lyme Disease

Know the Signs of Lyme Disease by Nurse Rose Melendez | WGTS 91.9 FM As summer comes to a close, we’re all trying to squeeze in as much time as we can in the great outdoors. Most of us know about wearing sunscreen and staying hydrated, but often forget about another pesky summer health risk – bug bites. Nurse Rose Melendez, RN, shares these tips to recognize the signs of Lyme disease and get treatment early. What is Lyme disease? Nurse Rose: Bug bites can cause a variety of illnesses – including Lyme disease, a serious disease that can...

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Washington Adventist Hospital Earns Highest Rating in Heart Surgery

Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital has been ranked in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide by receiving  a Three-Star rating – the highest possible quality rating – for coronary bypass graft surgery (CABG), the most common type of open-heart surgery in the U.S. The rating, awarded by the Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS), analyzes many national cardiac surgical data categories to determine which hospitals meet the stringent Three-Star criteria. The quality rating measures patient outcomes, processes and consistent use of evidence-based care throughout a patient’s hospitalization. More than 92 million Americans are living with heart disease, the leading...

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