If there is one thing that is for certain, it is that Americans do not get enough sleep. From long work days, to stress, getting caught up in the cycle of fighting fatigue with caffeine, and sleep disorders, many of us can’t remember the last time we had a really good night’s rest, or even a decent one. In fact, 8 in 10 Americans say they would feel better and be better prepared for the day ahead if got an extra hour of sleep the night before, according to the Better Sleep Council. When the day off from work rolls around, getting some extra shut-eye is not the best solution, health experts... Read More »
Tina Petersen, RN, BSN, always knew she wanted to be a nurse. When she started her career at Hillcrest Hospital Cushing, she began in Med Surg, then found her calling in Women's Services when a position opened up. She serves both the Women's Service Manager and Acute Care Services Manager today - passionate about patient care and developing her nursing staff. Tina shares her story as a nurse at Hillcrest Hospital Cushing.
Randy Harris, RCP, remembers the day he first became interested in working in health care. He was visiting his high school girlfriend, when her brother walked in the front door wearing a white coat. “I thought, ‘Is he a doctor?’ Randy asked. “’No, he’s a respiratory therapist.’ And I thought that sounds pretty cool.” Though he began working in the Cushing oil fields at the age of 18, that first impression led him to look for a job at a hospital just after a year later. In 1982, he started his first health care job at OU Medical Center in Edmond.
“There have been so many times in my... Read More »
Oklahoma Heart Institute cardiologist Dr. Neil Agrawal shares some of the common questions he receives from his patients in Cushing to help improve their heart health. To schedule an appointment with Oklahoma Heart Institute call 918-592-0999.How do I change my diet and become healthier?
How does cardiovascular disease differ for men and women?
What role does genetics play in my heart disease risk?
In 2007, the national government took a survey to see how many people had meditated within the last 12 months and they found that 20 million Americans had practiced meditation at some time. Meditation has been a practice long used in many ancient and spiritual traditions, but recently it has been practiced secularly and non-religiously. Many people find meditation to be anxiety-relieving, to cope with illness or to enhance health and well-being.
For a long time it was unknown exactly what happens to the brain when a person meditates, but a new study claims to have the... Read More »
DeCleasha Martin, DCM, has had an interest in cooking from an early age, when her parents encouraged her to try new things in the kitchen, even if it meant making a little mess. Today, DeCleasha starts every day in the Hillcrest Hospital Cushing kitchen thinking of new things to add to the menu. From her travels, patients, guests and staff are enjoying tastes from around the world.
With the warmer temperatures of spring, come longer days, fresh blooms and more people spending time outside enjoying activities like sports. For local Cushing student-athletes, spring also ushers in the start of new baseball and soccer seasons, as well as football training on the horizon. To help protect our athletes from head injuries, Hillcrest Hospital Cushing and Cushing High School announced a new program last fall to assist athletic trainers and coaches in evaluating and treating head injuries through the software tool ImPACT (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive... Read More »
The American Heart Association Scientific Sessions are underway this week in Dallas – a gathering of more than 18,000 heart health experts from more than 100 countries. When speakers take the podium to present to the latest in research, the world is listening. Cardiologist Mariell Jessup, president of the American Heart Association, is among several experts taking the stage. She has been talking about the new guidelines released last week to reduce the number of heart attacks and strokes – including a new risk assessment tool that is garnering quite a bit of discussion. Dr. Jessup... Read More »