Your health is our number one priority. As our community continues to be impacted by this public health situation, we have collected some content that might help you and your family stay healthy. Below you will find topics on healthy habits, emotional wellness, nutrition, physical fitness and more.
There are seven steps to properly washing your hands. Learn about proper handwashing to help stay protected from germs.
If you’ve been feeling anxious or stressed during the coronavirus pandemic, you are not alone. To help you manage stress and anxiety, Laura Arline, MD, interim chief quality officer at BayCare, provides some helpful tips.
Are you feeling closed in and developing feelings of isolation, loneliness, and boredom? COVID-19 news and rules can be distressing, so join us as we explore ways to reduce stress and anxiety. Led by a BayCare mental healthcare professional, this 12 minute webinar will offer practical tips to help you focus on your emotional well-being in these uncertain times.
Taking a few minutes to tune into the dynamic aspects of communication can be key in being a successful communicator. Learn your communication style and how that plays a role.
We are discovering a new way to live in which we are limited to our normal activities. Here’s a few tips to overcome that barrier.
Here are a few ways to better withstand, overcome and adapt in a positive matter to an crisis or ongoing issue.
How can you make yourself a priority? Listen for a quick tip in making you your own greatest asset.
No gym or weights needed. Take a few minutes to move through your day. This will help to open your chest and upper body to improve posture and strengthen the core.
No gym or weights needed. Take a few minutes to move through your day. This quick exercise will help release tension in your back, spine and hips.
Here are six quick moves in two minutes to break up your day and feel better.
No gym or weights needed. Take a few minutes to move through your day with this quick yoga-like desk moves for any fitness level.
Combat sitting and keep your hips mobile with a quick Chair yoga session.
Create upper body mobility as you move through Eagle
Take a quick break in your day to destress and focus on your breath.
Tune in to where you feel stress in your body by performing a quick body scan.
Food and Nutrition
Get ahead of the morning game with our overnight oats for an easy, healthy breakfast. Find this oat-standing recipe here.
What’s healthy, light and crunchy? Our delicious tuna wrap, loaded with fresh vegetables and flavor. Tune into this recipe here.
Whether it’s for lunch, dinner or even breakfast, a summer salad is not only delicious, it keeps you cool because there’s no standing over a stove! Enjoy our healthy recipe for chickpea salad with feta and Greek lemon dressing.
Humanity at Work
BayCare Health Plans, a subsidiary of BayCare, is doing its part to help the community during the coronavirus pandemic. BayCarePlus Medicare Advantage is collaborating with Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas and Senior Connection Center to donate 2,000 hygiene kits to seniors in the Tampa Bay area.
Dr. Alfonso Vargas, a neonatologist at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital and medical director of St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital’s Therapeutic Hypothermia Programs, is not only a rock star in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), he’s also an actual rock star who is part of the Tampa Bay area acoustic duo SweetLick. Along with bandmate, Keith Schwier, Dr. Vargas wrote the song “Stronger” to bring a ray of hope during these trying times.
When Marlene Sherman arrived at St. Anthony’s Hospital on March 27, she already had been feeling the effects of the novel coronavirus. Now, after nearly three weeks in the hospital, spending some of that time in the intensive care unit and on a ventilator while suffering from COVID-19, Sherman was discharged on April 17. Watch hospital staff celebrate her discharge.
For some BayCare team members, sewing was never in their job description. But, when coronavirus began to spread, they put their sewing skills to use to help protect the lives of those at the front lines. A group of creative team members, led by longtime nurse Susan Milliken, have set up shop at BayCare’s system office making personal protection equipment for health care workers. For more information, visit BayCare.org/newsroom.