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.
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.
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.
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.
Both shy and experienced artists are invited to express themselves with color and texture while learning non-figurative painting. Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro will teach you how to blend acrylic paint to create secondary and tertiary colors. Then she will challenge you to experiment with a palette knife, plastic fork, and aluminum foil to create a non-figurative painting inspired by the work of Amy Sillman. Enjoy 90 minutes of creativity to exercise your brain and boost your mood while receiving personalized instruction.
Get ready to experiment with watercolor, salt, spice, and liquid soap. Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro will teach you elements of art and design, introduce you to the style of master artist Henri Matisse and contemporary artist Lance Whitner, and give you individualized instruction. Enjoy 1½ hours exercising your creativity and interacting with other PALM artists. If you don’t have watercolor paint, brushes, and paper, Blick Art Materials and Michael’s have curbside pickup (which may change with COVID-19 circumstances).
Good nutrition is one of the pillars of a healthy lifestyle. What are the best ways to support your physical and mental health through diet right now? Join our PALM Health dietitians and physicians for a live webinar addressing how to protect yourself when going to the grocery store, what kinds of foods you should be buying, recipes for nourishing meals, and healthy nutrition habits to establish while at home.
Cases of the new coronavirus are increasing rapidly. What happens if you test positive for COVID-19? Tune into a live webinar panel discussion on Tuesday with PALM Health physicians, who will discuss what to do if you contract the virus, give recommendations for reducing the severity of your symptoms, and answer questions from the audience.