Updated Nutrition Facts Label

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Nutrition Label Comparison

On May 20, 2016, the FDA announced the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The new label will make it easier for consumers to make better informed food choices. For those who struggle to decipher […]

The Flip Side of Flip Flops

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The Flip Side of Flip Flops

Guest blogger Dr. Nathan J. Kiewiet, an orthopedic surgeon, offers advice for keeping your feet pain free this summer. June 17 was National Flip Flop Day! Nothing screams, “It’s summer!” louder than a pair of flip flops. They’re fun, fashionable, comfy and easy on the budget. But while you may be walking on easy street […]

Happy Father’s Day!

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Father's Day

Jim & Jakub Hladik Jakub was born at NKCH, and now works here, so he has come full circle. “NKCH is a great place for a young man to get started,” said Jim, who learned his work ethic from his dad. He passed that work ethic along to Jakub. “I was always told to work […]

NKCH Has a CFO to Know

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Jim McNey, CFO

Jim McNey, Senior Vice President and CFO was recently named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s national list of 150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know.  We sat down with our fiscal-minded leader to get to know him; how he spends his time when he’s not balancing the hospital’s checkbook. How did you get into finance? […]

6 Unexpected Medical Uses for Botox

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Botox Injections Treat Poststroke Spasticity

Botox, perhaps best known for its wrinkle-reducing powers, is helping the healthcare industry. One of its most interesting uses involves stroke survivors. After a stroke, muscle spasms in the arm or leg muscles are one of the most challenging obstacles a survivor faces. Spasms can be painful. They often restrict coordination and limit muscle movement, […]

The Sunshine Vitamin

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Sun is a good source of Vitamin D

Softball and baseball games, fishing, running, gardening, afternoon walks, golfing – as the weather warms up and spring activities begin, most people can’t help but spend more time outdoors. These outdoor activities can provide relaxation, entertainment, and a very important vitamin – vitamin D! Vitamin D is a unique vitamin, because it can be created […]

A Career to Love

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John Hales, Paul Houck and Shawn Souders, found their dream jobs as nurses after following different career paths.

It’s never too late to find a new career. Just ask John Hales, Paul Houck and Shawn Souders, who found their dream jobs as nurses after following different career paths. John Hales, RN, Progressive Care Unit One night, on the drive home from his newspaper job in 2011, John felt less than satisfied about his […]

7 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

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Make a Good First Impression

Your first impression can either energize or torpedo your networking opportunities. People make decisions about others in a matter of seconds. The good news is that there are always opportunities to enhance your presence at networking events, conferences, interviews or parties. Here are seven ways to make a great first impression. Prepare in Advance Do […]

A Song in Their Hearts

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CICU singing nurses

As she walked past Room 929 in Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Danielle Winship, BSN, RN, noticed her elderly dementia patient appeared agitated and wanted to get out of bed. That evening, her confusion increased after family members left. In a simple gesture, Danielle took the patient’s hand and in the quietest of voices sang “Make […]