There’s an old adage – “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” – that is supported every day by new studies in the sciences of health and medicine. St. Mary’s has long subscribed to the philosophy that the best way to treat injuries and illnesses is to prevent them.
Today, St. Mary’s offers a wide range of programs and services to help you and your family prevent medical problems or to help prevent complications and disability when medical problems do arise.
Safe, regular exercise is essential to good health. Whether you are working out to stay in good shape, are exercising to prevent complications of a condition such as diabetes, or are recovering from an injury, heart attack or stroke, St. Mary’s Wellness Center can help.
St. Mary’s Diabetes Care Department uses a team approach to teach and support people with diabetes. Diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to blindness, disability, heart attack, stroke and death. Through education and lifestyle changes, diabetes can be managed and complications can be prevented.
Like exercise, good nutrition is essential to good health, especially if you have diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and many other conditions. St. Mary’s Nutrition Services provides a staff of registered dietitians to help patients with a wide range of conditions and needs.