• February 13, 2019

    Eating Right for Your Heart

    We know both exercise and diet are the best weapons to fight heart disease, but how important is the diet part? How does diet influence heart health?

    Poor diet can be detrimental to your health, and can lead to obesity, which puts you at a higher risk for health problems such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and more. Nearly 70% of American adults are obese, according to the American Heart Association.

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  • January 18, 2019

    New Year, New Diet? Wellstone Dietitian Explains Why “Dieting” Is Not the Answer

    Each year, millions of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, with weight loss almost always tagged as one of top goals for the year. So here we are, well into the first month into the New Year, and the word “diet” is flooding our feeds. With so many diets circling the internet, the options are endless. Which diet will help me achieve my weight loss goals? Which is the easiest to follow?

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  • December 20, 2018

    Drive Safely into the Holidays

    Let’s face it, the roads are busy during the holidays. According to AAA, roughly 107.3 million Americans traveled 50 miles or more from home during Dec. 23 through Jan. 1 of last year. Whether you are traveling by sleigh or car, follow these simple tips to ensure the safety of you and other passengers before you hit the road.

    - Familiarize yourself with the route you plan on taking and share it with those you are going to visit.

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  • October 22, 2018

    Halloween Safety: Tips & Tricks

    Halloween is just around the corner! Whether you’re still a trick-or-treater or looking forward to accompanying your children on the spookiest day of the year, it’s important to brush up on Halloween safety for the entire family. The statistics are scary: twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween than any other day of the year.

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  • September 19, 2018

    Seton Harker Heights Designated Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite

    Breastfeeding moms returning to work at Seton Medical Center Harker Heights can feel at ease knowing their workplace has been named a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite.

    “This is a visible sign to our associates that we are supportive of their choice to breastfeed their infants,” said Heidi Cantrell, Director of the Women's Center at Seton Harker Heights.

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  • September 12, 2018

    Better Breakfast Month

    September is Better Breakfast Month and what better time to reinforce the importance of eating a healthy breakfast for both children and adults. Wellstone Dietitian Carey Stites advocates for a healthy meal to start the day. "Eat breakfast each morning! Skipping breakfast omits calories essential to starting the body’s engine. Studies show people who eat breakfast reduce their chances of overeating during the day and weigh less than those skipping breakfast,” she explains.
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  • September 6, 2018

    Seton Harker Heights Participates in “Stop the Bleed” National Campaign

    Health professionals across the nation, including Seton Harker Heights’ Trauma Program Manager Joy Custer, are participating in the Stop the Bleed campaign. Through lectures and hands-on training, the program teaches the general public lifesaving trauma techniques in the event of a medical emergency.

    Custer shared, "Stop the Bleed is important because it gives the average person the knowledge to recognize life threatening bleeding in an injured person, and the skills to know how to stop that bleeding and activate emergency services to save a life."

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  • August 30, 2018

    Pets & Our Health

    Coming home after a long day to a loving pet can be one of the most reassuring, comfortable feelings. Animals can help people in unexpected ways. According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 68% of U.S. households have a pet. Keep reading to find out how pets contribute to our health.
    Pets promote physical activity
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  • August 22, 2018

    Seton Harker Heights Celebrates Associates of the Month and Year

    We are excited to announce Seton Medical Center Harker Heights’ 2018 Associate of the Year, Amelia Abuan, CNA. Amelia has been part of the Seton Harker Heights family since February 2015 as a Patient Care Assistant on 2 West Med Surg. To be eligible for consideration, an employee must be chosen as an Associate of the Month of that year and then be elected by a select team of our hospital leaders and staff.
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  • August 20, 2018

    Bell County Woman Praises Quality of Hip Replacement Care at Seton Harker Heights

    Pain was an everyday occurrence for Tricia Stanford, 62, who for the last two years has suffered from severe osteoarthritis in both of her hips. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people each year.
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