RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE for Saint Francis Parishioners: To schedule an appointment, log onto RedCrossBlood.org (sponsor code: stfranciscc) or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Appointments highly recommended. Please bring photo ID.
Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.
Volunteer Assistants Needed:
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If interested contact Scott Wright (734-821-2121) firstname.lastname@example.org OR, Erin.Burns2@redcross.org
Articles for Health Ministry at St. Francis Parish and Parish School written by Holly Wood, RN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing – School Nurse at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, Ann Arbor, Michigan. email@example.com
2021-JUNE St. Francis Health Nurse News – From St. Francis Health Nurse, Holly:
The adult human body is, on average, about 60 percent water. To ensure our bodily needs are being met and to help us feel our best, staying hydrated is important. Fluid is lost through breathing, sweating, and bowel movements and must be replaced. It is important to not have a fluid volume deficit especially during the hot summer months when spending more time in the sun and doing activities. If you feel thirsty, chances are you are already dehydrated.
One quick and easy way to determine if you are adequately hydrated is to check the color of your urine. If it is clear to light yellow, you are adequately hydrated. If darker yellow to amber in color, you are needing to increase your fluid intake. Replacing sweetened beverages with flavored or carbonated water can help drink more water rather than if it is plain. Bringing a reusable water bottle can also help you to stay hydrated throughout the day without having to pay for bottled water and helps reduce plastic waste.
Eight cups a day is often shared as the recommended intake of water per day. Another recommendation is half your body weight in ounces. The Mayo Clinic cites the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine “that an adequate daily fluid intake is about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids for men and about 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women.” This intake of daily fluid not only includes the amount of plain water you drink every day but also other beverages and foods that have a high water content.
Certain medical conditions require a reduced fluid intake including heart and kidney diseases. Pregnancy and breastfeeding require an increased water intake. Follow the guidelines of your primary care provider regarding fluid intake to maintain your individualized health needs. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/water/art-20044256
Thanks, Holly Wood, RN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing – School Nurse at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, Ann Arbor, Michigan. firstname.lastname@example.org
2021-MAY St. Francis Health Nurse News – From St. Francis Health Nurse, Holly:
2021-April St. Francis Health Nurse News – From St. Francis Health Nurse, Holly:
Allergies and Asthma Related to Spring Weather Patterns
As spring is here and plants start to bloom, Read More
2021-March St. Francis Health Nurse News – From St. Francis Health Nurse, Holly:
Shingles Zoster Vaccine -March 2021
Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is Read More
2021-February St. Francis Health Nurse News – From St. Francis Health Nurse, Holly:
Emergencies can happen Read More
The USCCB and the Vatican have allowed USE of the COVID-19 VACCINES (with preference to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines). So, please, if your doctor recommends it for you, do get vaccinated!
2021-January-28 – IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTICE from St. Francis Health Nurse, Holly:
Dear St. Francis Parishioners and Volunteers,
Recently, it has been announced that the new COVID-19 variant Read More
2021-January – St. Francis Health Nurse News – From our Parish Nurse, Holly:
COVID-19 Vaccination Updates
The COVID-19 vaccine has Read More
2020-December – St. Francis Health Nurse News – From our Parish Nurse, Holly:
Annual Health Checkups
As the new year approaches, one goal Read More
2020-November – St. Francis Health Nurse News – From our Parish Nurse, Holly:
Mental health and wellness is important for everyone. Read More
Mental health is a very important topic at any time, and especially during this pandemic Covid 19. This link offers a ton of information and resources and yet it is best for those who live in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area, who are struggling to seek local resources. Here are some local providers in Washtenaw County:
• Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County (CSS) (734.971.9781) www.csswashtenaw.org
• Dawn Farm recovery community (social detoxification) (734-485-8725) dawnfarm.org
• Raphael Counseling Services – Gordon R. Prepsky, M.A., L.L.P. (734-572-0255)
• Ann Arbor Center for the Family and Family Therapy Associates (734-663-5955)
• Crossroads Counseling Center, Inc. (734-971-5991)
• Samaritan Counseling Services (734-677-0609)