All PALM members ages 40 and older and their guests are invited to schedule a mammography screening with the Siteman Cancer Center Mammography Van, which will be parked in the PALM Health parking lot on April 15. The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine offers mammograms at no cost to women who qualify. Funding is provided by Susan G. Komen® Missouri. The Mammography Van follows all CDC safety precautions regarding COVID-19 to ensure members stay safe.
For many, getting a good night’s sleep can be a challenge. However, making healthy and consistent adjustments to sleep habits can help improve the quality of sleep. In this webinar, Dr. Varsha Rathod will dispel certain sleep myths, explain circadian rhythm, address the consequences of poor sleep hygiene, discuss sleep disturbances associated with COVID-19, describe treatment options, and provide tips for unlocking your best sleep. Send questions ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stress and emotions impact the heart, but the reverse is also true. Your body has the inherent power to calm down your mind when you are tense. In this webinar, cardiologist Dr. Lauren Munsch Dal Farra discusses stress and the connection between the heart and mind. She will also address how you can tap into the heart-mind connection when you are in a state of stress.
PALM has been approved to administer the vaccine, and we are eagerly awaiting news as to when we will receive it. Once we do, we will offer it to PALM members who meet the requirements of each phase of the rollout. For more information on the phases of vaccine rollout, please refer to the State of Missouri planned phases.
Our Chief Medical Officer and PALM Health medical team have put together a list of frequently asked questions about the new COVID-19 vaccine, in order to keep you updated and informed with the latest information.
Stress is the friction that helps us learn and grow in life, but there are both good and bad kinds of stress. Dr. Nigel Lester, Director of Mental Health at PALM Health, will explore some of the simple strategies, coping mechanisms, and tools that can — if applied correctly and made part of our daily routine — profoundly impact how we experience and manage the stress in our lives. He will introduce PALM’s Stress Management Program and how it can aid in the pursuit of intelligent stress management.
As many of you are aware, St. Louis County has issued new guidelines that will go into effect Tuesday, November 17. I want to reassure you that your PALM team has carefully reviewed and considered these changes.
Ready to reset, work on your longevity, or lose weight? We invite you to participate in our ProLon® Challenge, a group wellness tournament to help boost metabolism and improve cellular health. To help monitor your level of fast and fat-burning, we have added the Biosense™ Breath Ketone Monitor to your kit. This tool will help you stay true to your fast and understand what is happening in your body as you move into ketosis and autophagy. Being in periods of ketosis helps protect the brain, improves cardiometabolic markers such as cholesterol and glucose resistance, and promotes longevity. The challenge includes a 5-day Fasting Mimicking Diet meal kit ($250 value), a Biosense™ Breath Ketone Monitor ($299 value), email encouragement throughout the week for motivation and accountability, and the chance to win a 75-minute Lymphatic Restorative Massage ($160 value). We encourage you to complete an optional Body Composition Analysis before and after the challenge to measure your results, for an additional $20 each.
What more can you do to stay healthy? Dr. Sita Kedia and Dr. Lauren Dal Farra recommend these tips to support your immune system: eat well, hydrate, sleep, reduce stress, maintain healthy nutrition, and protect your mental health.
The health and happiness of our PALM community continues to be at the forefront of my mind each day. With the pandemic enduring at a greater intensity than hoped, we are all coping with chaos and new daily challenges. It’s clear that COVID-19 has impacted us all, but to varying degrees: some among us have lost loved ones; others have been sick; some have suffered from isolation; others have lost jobs; and everyone has had to modify plans and social interactions.