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August 2010

Coming Soon: St. Bernards Health & Wellness Institute A new day in wellness is unfolding in Jonesboro. On June 15, St. Bernards broke ground on the St. Bernards Health & Wellness Institute. A new facility designed to promote community wellness through lifestyle changes and prevention. Protecting Yourself From Hepatitis A & B Healthy Recipe: Asian Barbequed Pork Coming Soon: St. Bernards Health & Wellness Institute Improve Your Posture

July 7: 5:30—7:30 p.m. St. Bernards Coaches Clinic at the St. Bernards Auditorium. Free admission. Sponsored by St. Bernards Sports Medicine Clinic July 16: 11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Runway to the Cure at the St. Bernards Auditorium

Free Public WiFi access will be available in St. Bernards Medical Center to physicians, patients and their families starting on July 5, 2010. For more information please contact SHARP at 870-972-0032.

The one-of-a-kind facility has been in development for the past three years. At 54,000 square-feet, the facility will incorporate a wide variety of medically based fitness, treatment, and prevention services under one roof. The facility will be located at Lakeshore Drive and Logan Avenue just off Matthews Avenue, and will feature a state-of-the-art fitness center as well as several clinical departments. The development of the new St. Bernards Health and Well-

ness Institute gives us a unique opportunity to have an even greater impact on the future health and well-being of our region. The new Health & Wellness Institute will provide residents with the opportunity to improve their overall health through multiple medically based fitness programs coupled with treatment and prevention services in a convenient, welldesigned center that integrates a variety of wellness resources. The fitness center itself will include an indoor aquatics center, an indoor walking track, studio classrooms and state-ofthe-art cardio and weightlifting equipment. A deli will offer light meals and snacks. Clinical departments promoting health improvement, lifestyle modification and rehabilitation

will also be included in the facility. For more information call SHARP at 870-972-0032 or visit us online at

Dr. Brian G. Dickson, Sister Mary John Seyler, Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin and Cari White, Executive Vice President of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce join others to break ground on the St. Bernards Health & Wellness Institute.

Healthy Recipe: Asian Barbecued Pork Ingredients:


Cooking Spray 1 (1 1/2-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed 1/8 tsp salt 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce 2 Tbsp ketchup 2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce 1 tsp chili garlic sauce (such as Lee Kum Kee) 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 1/2 tsp minced peeled fresh ginger Chopped cilantro (optional)

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Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Heat a large ovenproof skillet coated with cooking spray over medium—high heat. Sprinkle pork with salt. Add pork to pan; cook 2 minutes on all sides or until browned. Remove from heat. Combine hoisin and next 5 ingredients (through ginger) in a small bowl.


Spread hoisin mixture over tenderloin. Insert meat thermometer into thickest portion of tenderloin. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 min. or until thermometer registers 160 degrees. Place pork on a platter; let stand 5 minutes. Cut tenderloin into 1/4-inchthick slices. Garnish with cilantro if desired.

Improve Your Posture to Prevent Back/Neck Problems Extended periods of time spent standing or sitting can contribute to back and neck problems. To maintain good posture, follow these simple steps.

When standing, make sure you: • Hold your chest high. • Keep your shoulders back and • • • •

relaxed. Pull in your abdomen and buttocks. Keep your feet parallel. Balance your weight evenly on both feet. Try not to tilt your head forward, backward or sideways, and make sure your knees are relaxed — not locked.

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curve of your lower back. Stretch the top of your head toward the ceiling, and tuck your chin in slightly. Keep your upper back and neck comfortably straight. Keep your shoulders relaxed — not elevated, rounded or pulled backward.

Whether you're sitting or standing, pay attention to the position of your shoulders. Slouching or rolling your shoulders forward shortens your chest muscles and reduces their flexibility. On the flip side, pulling your shoulders too far back causes your abdomen to stick out too far in front.

When seated, keep these tips in mind: • Choose a chair that allows you to


Did You Know? St. Bernards offers an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) designed to help individuals address chemical dependency issues such as drugs and alcohol. The personalized 16 week outpatient program is a safe and discreet option that allows the individual to stay home and to continue working. The staff understands that addictions can arise from multiple causes and have serious physical, mental, and emotional consequences. St. Bernards IOP promotes recovery from all toxic substances through an intensive, structured, therapeutic outpatient program in a supportive environment.

rest both feet flat on the floor, while keeping your knees level with your hips. If necessary, prop your feet with a foot stool or other support. Sit with your back firmly against the chair. If necessary, place a small cushion or rolled towel behind the

For more information please contact the St. Bernards Counseling Center located at 615 E. Matthews, Suite A, or call 870930-9090

Protecting Yourself form Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B While most children in the United States receive vaccinations to help prevent the spread of hepatitis A or hepatitis B, most adults are not protected.

Avoid risky behaviors: This includes having unprotected sex, using drugs or getting tattoos or piercings with instruments that may have been contaminated.

Both hepatitis A and hepatitis B can be spread through close, personal contact with an infected person, or through eating or drinking contaminated food or water. Sickness resulting from hepatitis can lead to permanent liver damage.

Don’t share things that can pass germs:

To keep yourself safe from hepatitis be sure to follow these guidelines:

regimen (the second dose is given 4-6 months after the first) for both hepatitis A and hepatitis B. There is also a combined hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccine available for adults aged 18 and older given in 3 doses over a 6-month period.

Practice good hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and warm water, especially after using the bathroom, changing a diaper or before preparing food.

This includes eating utensils, beverage containers, razors, toothbrushes, cosmetics, nail files, etc.

Vaccination is the best method of prevention: Vaccines are available as a 2-dose

For more information about hepatitis or the hepatitis vaccines contact SHARP at 870972-0032 or visit

SHARP POINTERS is published by SHARP, Inc. The information is intended to educate people on health and safety, and should not be used as a substitute for a consultation with a personal physician.

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