Health & Wellness Library
Health Library Explorer
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A-Z Listings Contact Us
Health & Wellness Library
Translate

The JournalLearn more.
Read the latest articles online from The Journal, our quarterly newsletter offering the latest information on services and specialties, upcoming events and classes, and other resources for healthy lifestyles.

Keeping Pace With the Heart

People with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) can live a normal, active life – with a few precautions.

Read more

Healthy Nutrition for Seniors

It's Healthy Aging Month! Keep up to snuff on your nutrition. Take this quiz!

Take quiz

What's Behind a Chubby Childhood?

Find out the facts behind the nation's childhood obesity epidemic.

Read more

slider loader
Help me...
Follow Us
THE JOURNAL
The Journal
Turn to The Journal, a publication of Lutheran Medical Center, for useful and accurate health advice as well as updates on unique programs and services offered at Lutheran. Through such tools we strive to help improve your quality of life.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    Ready to start exercising, but don't know where to start? This quiz from the AARP can get you off on the right foot.

    BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.

    Most adults who drink alcohol are moderate drinkers and are at low risk for alcohol dependence. If you're concerned about drinking use this tool to find out if you have a problem.

      MULTIMEDIA

      A spinal tap, also called lumbar puncture, is used to take a sample of the fluid from the spinal column to look for infection or bleeding. The most common reasons people need this procedure include severe headache, fever with a stiff neck or vomiting, or confusion. Watch this video to learn what happens during this procedure.

      A home should be a haven—a place where you rest and enjoy time with family—a place of safety and security. But that isn't always the case.