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By Sonya Jennings Sonya is an administrative assistant in Surgery and Recovery at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. After caring for a family of five, Sonya’s ready for a new challenge: exercising to improve her core strength and making better food choices. Sonya’s goal is to now learn how to take care of herself. 1. Congratulations on reaching month three of I am Method ...

By Sarah Reynolds, CMOM Sarah is an office manager at MedHealth. Her goal is to get physically fit so she can keep up with her children. After turning to snacking for stress relief in the past, she’s ready to adjust her grocery list to include healthier choices, and she’s making working out part of her routine! 1. Congratulations on reaching month three of I am Methodist ...

By Joslyn Pribble Joslyn is a manager in Pathology at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Her goal is to become active and start making healthy decisions every day for the rest of her life. 1.   You’re in your second month of I am Methodist Health. Congratulations! In general, how’s it going? I am doing so much better with this program than I ever expected! I have lost so ...

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By Sharina Arceneaux Sharina is an education specialist in Nursing Administration at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Because Sharina has a family history of heart disease, she’s ready to take on the challenge of living a heart-healthy lifestyle. 1. You’re in your second month of I am Methodist Health. Congratulations! In general, how’s it going? I am doing GREAT! I hav ...

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02/06/2013 Recently, approximately 100 families from the Best Southwest community in southern Dallas County took their first steps to a healthier life, and Methodist Charlton took another step in helping to improve the health of the community it serves. The families were chosen to participate in Methodist Charlton’s Heart of the Community Challenge program. The program pr ...

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By Karen Taylor, Employee Health Coach 1. What is the most popular problem or topic people come to you with regarding their health? Weight loss is definitely the most common topic when people first meet with me — but that is really just the beginning. They soon realize that their diet, physical activity, and health habits all play a role in their weight-loss goal and even h ...

By Jason Martin Jason is an environmental specialist at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. He and his wife are eagerly awaiting the birth of their baby. What a great incentive to lose weight, get healthier, and be ready to welcome a new life into the world. 1. You’re in your second month of I am Methodist Health. Congratulations! In general, how’s it going? I am in my second mo ...

By Kathy Clinton Kathy is a massage therapist in Physical Medicine at Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Kathy’s goal is to run a 5K with her son. Get your running shoes on, and go Kathy! You’re in your second month of I am Methodist Health. Congratulations! In general, how’s it going? The first couple of weeks were tough for me to get into a routine and figure out ...

By Darryl Jones II, BS, RCIS, RDCS Interim Heart Center Educator Methodist Dallas Medical Center One thing I learned early in working with patients battling heart disease is you can’t be a hypocrite. February is heart month, but if you want your patients’ respect anytime of the year, you have to lead by example.  It starts with being a healthier you and having a heart for ...

Posted Cardiology, Nursing Specialties

By Erik Leopard Erik is an HR business partner at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Over time, Erik has gained weight and fallen into less-than-optimal eating habits. At risk for heart disease and diabetes, Erik has identified clear goals that will help motivate him to make healthier choices. Erik’s goal is to take better care of God’s temple: his body. 1. You’re in your secon ...

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by Jodi Palmer Jodi is a patient care technician at Methodist Charlton Medical Center. Her goal is to get in shape so she can live longer and look good. 1. You’re in your second month of I am Methodist Health. Congratulations! In general, how’s it going? Well, I’d like to start off and say THANK YOU! I have a lot of support and yesssssssssss, I have had some challenging ...

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By Sonya Jennings Sonya is an administrative assistant in Surgery and Recovery at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. After caring for a family of five, Sonya’s ready for a new challenge: exercising to improve her core strength and making better food choices. Sonya’s goal is to now learn how to take care of herself. 1. You’re in your second month of I am Methodist Health. ...

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By John P. Sullivan John is director of Environmental Services at Methodist Charlton Medical Center. He’s ready to make the lifestyle changes needed to take care of his health. 1.   You’re in your second month of I am Methodist Health. Congratulations! In general, how’s it going? The start of this program is both challenging, because I’m working to change my habits, ...

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By Angela Wrighten, RN Angela is a staff nurse in Outpatient Chemotherapy at Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Over the last few years, Angela has gotten away from the healthy person she used to be. She wants to get on the right path, and she’s ready to change her eating and exercise habits for the rest of her life. Angela’s goal is to lose weight so she can return to the ...

By Sarah Reynolds, CMOM Sarah is an office manager at MedHealth. Her goal is to get physically fit so she can keep up with her children. After turning to snacking for stress relief in the past, she’s ready to adjust her grocery list to include healthier choices and make working out part of her routine! 1.  You’re in your second month of I am Methodist Health. Congratulati ...

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By Tammy Pikey, BSN, CMSRN Director of Med-surg/IMC Methodist Charlton Medical Center I love med-surg nursing. I’ve been doing it my whole life and there’s nothing else I would rather be doing. Why am I so avid about this aspect of nursing? It’s really simple. Working with and being supported by a team of professionals quickly teach you how med-surg nurses care from their ...

Posted Nurses, Nursing Specialties, Patient Care

By Joslyn Pribble Joslyn is a manager in Pathology at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Joslyn’s goal is to get active and start making healthy decisions every day for the rest of her life. 1. How are you feeling now? Why do you want to become healthier? I feel energized yet overwhelmed by everything that I need to accomplish at the beginning of the year. And I am hopeless ...

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By Sharina Arceneaux Sharina is an education specialist in Nursing Administration at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Because Sharina has a family history of heart disease, she’s ready to take on the challenge of living a heart-healthy lifestyle. 1. How are you feeling now? Why do you want to become healthier? I feel good, but I know I have the potential to feel GREAT! I ...

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By Annaton Nesty Annaton Nesty is a respiratory therapist at Methodist Charlton Medical Center. Annaton’s goal is to reflect on the outside who she really is on the inside. And she’s ready to go for it! 1. How are you feeling now? Why do you want to become healthier? I find myself hiding from the things that used to bring me joy simply because I am no longer myself — or, a ...

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By Kathy Clinton Kathy is a massage therapist in Physical Medicine at Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Kathy’s goal is to run a 5K with her son. Get your running shoes on and go, Kathy!  1.   How are you feeling now? Why do you want to become healthier? I often wonder how I got here. As a teenager I would eat like crazy, and my mom would say, “Be careful. This will ...

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