Endometriosis impacts approximately 200 million women worldwide, with an estimated 10 to 20 percent of women of childbearing age in the United States currently living with the disease. Endometriosis occurs when cells that should be in the lining of the uterus find themselves in other parts of the body such as the ovaries, uterus, bladder or other areas. This causes build up that sheds each month. That process repeats itself several times, which causes pain to the pelvic area.
Janice Hoover and her husband own a flower shop in Stroud, Oklahoma. Because of the high demand in her line of work, Hoover’s health is a priority. Several years ago, Hoover was referred to Oklahoma Heart Institute for cardiac care.
We are pleased to announce we have a new CEO at Hillcrest South, Mr. Bennett Geister. Bennett was born and raised in Oklahoma City and is excited to be in the Tulsa area. We sat down with Bennett to learn more about his background and discuss what motivates him personally and professionally.
National Mammography Day is observed annually on the third Friday in October as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We spoke with Dr. White, M.D., Lead Breast Imaging Physician at Diagnostic Imaging Associates and Hillcrest South, to learn more about the importance of mammograms.
World Food Day is October 16 and David Loganbill, Hillcrest South’s Director of Food and Nutrition Services, says it is an opportunity to bring attention to sustainability and food waste.
“Six of my eight family members got cancer when I was in my early twenties,” critical care nurse, Stephanie Wrightsman, RN, wrote as her answer to a question posed to new employees at Hillcrest South: what is your why? “Three lived, three died. The nurses that cared for my loved ones had a huge impact on my bereavement and the well‐being of my family. I wanted to give back and return the good they did for us, so I went back to school in my thirties and got a second degree in nursing.”
Living a nutritious lifestyle is something we can all strive to do on a regular basis. Even with this in mind, planning your meals ahead of time can become an overwhelming task when busy schedules and daily obligations come into play. However, it doesn’t have to be with all of the resources now available. Allotting a specific time each week to prepare your meals for the week ahead is a great way to stay on track with a healthy diet and to cut down on time spent cooking throughout the week.