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Faith Ministry Stories

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Jean Peikert, RN on

In October we celebrate “National Breast Cancer Prevention” which is the topic I would like to share with you today. Every woman is at risk for developing breast cancer. Breast cancer is most common among women but it also occurs in men. Of the women who develop breast cancer...

Fighting the Bug that Bit You

Posted by Jean Peikert, RN on

Have you ever felt like a big dump truck just dropped a load on your chest and then left tracks on your forehead? Most of us know what it’s like to have a respiratory infection – the stuffy nose, sore throat, aching body, and just plain feeling terrible when you catch a cold or worse...

Radio Broadcast

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Posted by Jean Peikert, RN on

What a blessing our radio broadcast is to so many people unable to come to church on Sunday morning. I visited with someone this week, which due to health problems, is unable to come to church. I asked her if she had heard the service last Sunday when J.D. and Fred Steele were at Faith...

Back to School

Posted by Jean Peikert, RN on

It is that time of year when children go back to school and young adults head off to college or to a new job. I remember myself and how I felt about leaving home. The butterflies in the tummy were real. We as parents need to encourage and be there for our children and listen to how they feel...

Shingles

Posted by Jean Peikert, RN on

One in three people will get shingles in their lifetime. If you have had the chicken pox virus, the chicken pox never leaves your body. It stays in your nervous system, and can re-emerge and cause the rash called shingles. You never know when this can happen. Unlike chicken pox, shingles can be...

Giant Cell Ateritis

Posted by Jean Peikert, RN on

What is giant cell arteritis (GCA) and is it serious? Giant Cell Arteritis is characterized by inflammation of the linings of larger blood vessels, usually in the head and often around the temple. Its cause is unknown, but it seems to affect older people but not always. It is also twice as...

The Immune System

Posted by Jean Peikert, RN on

The Immune System is a complex and powerful mechanism. The primary function of the immune system is to defend the body from pathogens, which are disease-causing organisms such as viruses and bacteria. Tissues, cells, and proteins in the immune system work together to achieve this function. To...

Ticks and Lyme Disease

Posted by Jean Peikert, RN on

Warm weather is here and so are dangerous disease carrying ticks. Protecting yourself against a bite is your best bet against illnesses like Lyme Disease. Here are some tips to prevent tick bites. Hire a pest control expert to chemically treat your yard. Use a Deet-based repellant on your skin...

Dear Graduates of 2018

Posted by Jean Peikert, RN on

Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 Wow! What a promise God gives us if we wait on the Lord. What a great event, graduation from high school! You have...

Get Fit Bit by Bit

Posted by Jean Peikert, RN on

Finding time for fitness is hard to do in this busy life that we lead. If we can wedge a work out bit by bit, it is possible. Dr. Levine, a physician at the Mayo Clinic, says we don’t need to log more time at the gym. Instead we need to change our sedentary ways by easy bursts of activity...

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