Aug 23 2016

A Reflection: Serving Ferguson

August 9th marked the two-year anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown’s shooting death, an incident which sparked unrest and an outcry of racial and economic injustices in St. Louis and the United States. Rev. Donna Smith-Pupillo, Deaconess Faith Community Nurse Ministries (DFCNM) Executive Director, remembers the months following Michael’s death in several ways.  Most significantly,...
Jan 20 2015

New Year Resolutions

article by Rev. Donna Smith-Pupillo, RN At the beginning of the New Year, people make resolutions to get fit and well. Exercise and diet are two of the top resolutions to help one get healthy. But what is often overlooked is how one can make a resolution to get spiritually healthy in the New Year....
Nov 21 2014

Living Well as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and other forms of dementia change the lives of not just the sufferer, but also of her or his family and friends.  They become caregivers and don’t always know the resources for help and advice.  This Living Healthy Moment offers sound advice for dealing with AD day-to-day.   Living Healthy Moments are...
Mar 10 2015

February is Heart Month!

As an instructor of cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures in the community, I tell the story of how my grandmother and father were resuscitated by family members, only to die of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, one in four deaths are caused...
Dec 02 2014

Enjoying the Holidays Germ-Free

The holiday season is the time in which family and friends gather together in various fun festivities. However, it is also a time that germs can be spread, as flu viruses spread more quickly when people gather in homes and around tables. To prevent viruses from spreading, it is important to remember to continually wash...