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January 15, 2020  |  Volume 36, Number 1

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Ministry chaplains reach out to nonreligious patients

By JULIE MINDA
According to a sampling of chaplains in the Catholic health ministry, a growing number of patients say they either don't believe in God, or they self-identify as spiritual people who believe in God but are not affiliated with any particular religion.
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Providence partners maximize outreach to the poor through collaboration

Health and social service providers team up to improve wellness of individuals and groups in Pacific Northwest

By KEN LEISER
An elderly woman faced foreclosure because of unpaid property taxes in rural Hood River County, Oregon. A county commissioner told the county's health department director about the risk of eviction. The health department passed word to the nonprofit Columbia Gorge Health Council.
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Providence's Future of Health streaming radio station tunes into receptive audience

By MARY DELACH LEONARD
The medical professionals of Providence are the stars of Future of Health Radio, the health care system's new streaming radio station. Doctors, nurses, therapists and dietitians take turns behind the microphone answering questions from people who tune in for advice from trusted experts.
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Prayers answered: CHA updates popular section of website

If you've found the prayers section of CHA's website a bit of a challenge to navigate in the past, check it out now. The section has been redesigned to make it more user-friendly and visually appealing.

CHA website visitors will find prayers organized by categories, and also can search for prayers by key word.
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Twenty years in, kids still have fun learning at Health Exploration Station

The interactive science center gets a refresh at St. Joseph Mercy Canton Health Center

By PATRICIA CORRIGAN
Health, safety, and physical, emotional and social well-being — those are the goals of the St. Joseph Mercy Health Exploration Station in Canton, Michigan. The interactive health education center is celebrating 20 years of helping students learn about the human body while having fun.
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For ministry executives, fitness includes spiritual and physical health

Executives take a holistic approach to staying healthy that includes various forms of exercise and mindfulness practices

By LISA EISENHAUER
The start of a new year is often the time when people resolve to ramp up their fitness routines or find ways to better balance their work and home lives. Here's how several executives within Catholic health ministries tend to their physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
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SSM Health funds health and education outreach in a barbershop

Convenient location makes it easy for black men to ask medical questions, get screenings

By PATRICIA CORRIGAN
Pop in for a haircut, have your blood pressure checked. Stop by for a shave, get a flu shot. Need to be tested for diabetes? Men in Madison, Wisconsin, can do that, too, and also pick up information on wellness classes — all at a popular barbershop.
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