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Reading Without Words: 5 Tips to Engage Children With Books

Reading Without Words: 5 Tips to Engage Children With Books

  Shared book reading with children is invaluable. Research suggests that shared reading at six months can improve language development and is predictive of future reading activities. These are 5 tips to help enhance reading time with your little ones. Here’s a hint…you don’t always have to read the words!   Talk About the Pictures […]

Going Down the Wrong Pipe - Am I Swallowing Right?

Going Down the Wrong Pipe – Am I Swallowing Right?

You’ve probably heard, ‘I’m okay, it just went down the wrong pipe,’ paired with coughing for the next few minutes. All of us have difficulty swallowing once in a while, but how do you know if your swallowing is appropriate or not? And why does it matter if you’re swallowing accurately? Keep reading to find […]

Tennis Elbow... But I Don't Play Tennis

Tennis Elbow… But I Don’t Play Tennis

  With today’s technology over use, what we call tennis elbow might need to be called texting or computer elbow in the future. The medical term for tennis elbow is Lateral Epicondylitis. It is an injury involving the extensor muscles of the forearm. These extensors originate on the lateral epicondylar region of the humerus; thus the medical name. It is a […]

Spring Break Safety Tips

Spring Break Safety Tips

Letter From Seth: Preventive Care is Important

Letter From Seth: Preventive Care is Important

As the president and CEO of Riverview Health, I spend a lot of time talking about the care provided here. This past fall, I got to see it all firsthand from a patient’s perspective. And I’m happy to report that I had a great experience. Late last summer, at age 51, I finally got around […]

Finding Your "Why" with the Body Knowledge Program

Finding Your “Why” with the Body Knowledge Program

     Sam Mishelow was ready to make a change in his life. During the past year, he’d experienced the loss of three close friends to various health issues. He was planning to welcome his first grandchild soon. And as he reached age 65, his weight had slowly crept to 218 pounds. He wasn’t happy […]

From Land to Completion: Riverview Health Westfield Hospital

From Land to Completion: Riverview Health Westfield Hospital

Anyone who regularly drives by the intersection of U.S. 31 and State Road 32 has seen the exciting evolution of Riverview Health Westfield Hospital. The hospital features the area’s first combined ER and urgent care, which means you only have to come to one place when you’re sick or injured, and you will be guided […]

Riverview Health Westfield Hospital: More Than 100 Years in the Making

Riverview Health Westfield Hospital: More Than 100 Years in the Making

     It’s a hot Wednesday morning in June, and Jane Morton is doing what she does every Wednesday—waiting for someone to walk through the doors of Riverview Health so she can greet them with a warm smile and offer a friendly “hello.” Morton, 85, has been volunteering as a greeter at Riverview Health on […]

Maintain—Don’t Gain

Maintain—Don’t Gain

By Katie Boscia, RD, IBCLC, CDE ‘Tis the season for holiday weight gain. This year instead of gaining the average 5-12 pounds and then working it off in the new year, try to stay on top of the pounds by using the following tips. Stay Active. It’s that time of year when it gets colder […]