Parish Nurse

 

My ministry is Parish Nursing which I am passionate about.  I am an RN whose PRIMARY focus is the St. Rita Faith Community.   I have served St. Rita Parish family for over 10 years and I have loved every minute.  I work evenings and weekends.

My goal is health promotion and disease prevention - providing holistic care, connecting the mind, body and spirit for each patient so they can strive for wellness!  The emphasis is to promote independence and prevent decline; support lifestyle changes as they relate to health and wellness; offer health education and health tips.

I support all patents and their families by making home visits, accompany patients to their doctor's appointments; make Emergency Room visits, hospital visits, nursing home visits, assist with end-of-life journeys, and "like" our St. Rita family to our Pastor and staff.  Please feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .         

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Vol. 20, Issue 47 | June 10, 2019

   

 

 

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES

 

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What to do when someone is suicidal

Suicide rates are on the rise. And over half of people who died by suicide didn't have a known mental health condition. So how can you tell if someone is thinking about ending his or her life? Look for these warning signs.

 

 

   

Men's health: Prevent the top threats

 

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It's Men's Health Week, and the list of the top health hazards for guys is surprisingly short. But there are several things you can do now to take care of yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

EXPERT ANSWERS

 

Detox diets: Do they work?

Although detoxification diets are popular, they're unproven and may have side effects. Get the facts.

Multiple sclerosis: Can it cause seizures?

Epileptic seizures occur more often in people with multiple sclerosis than in the general population. Find out more.

Hypothyroidism: Should I take iodine supplements?

Discover why iodine supplements usually aren't necessary in the United States or most developed countries.

 

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HEALTH TIP

 

Treat mosquito bites

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