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Preventive

Fighting dry, cracked hands?

By Christina Burr, PA-C, Dermatology Winter can be hard on our skin. If you’re like many people, winter can leave you with dry, cracked and often painful hands. So if you’re struggling with dryness and maybe even an itchy uncomfortable rash what can you do? Let’s explore common causes of winter dry skin as well [read more]

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The Link Between Urinary Incontinence and Constipation

By Amber Langel, Physical Therapist Do you have urinary incontinence? Do you struggle with having regular bowel movements and feel constipated? Do you sometimes think when you struggle with bowel movement that your urinary leakage is worse? Urinary incontinence can be caused by many factors, with one of the main contributors being constipation. Constipation is [read more]

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Stay Safe and Enjoy the Holiday Season

By Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator With the holidays quickly approaching, and no end in sight for the recommended social distancing efforts, many people are thinking about their plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The safest course of action is to stay home and celebrate with those in your household. However, many are concerned about those who [read more]

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The Pandemic inside the Pandemic

By Jaime Collins, Director of Marketing and Communications “Don’t just do something. Sit there,” says meditation teacher Sylvia Boorstein, whose book by that title recognizes the always powerful desire of the human mind to engage. With almost anything. Nonstop. Just try to meditate for several minutes focusing on your breathing and nothing else. Unless you’re [read more]

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Which is it- cold, flu, allergies or COVID?

By Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator With fall almost upon us, not only are we thinking about jumping in leaf piles and sipping pumpkin lattes, but also cold and flu season, with seasonal allergies as well. This year is bound to be especially challenging, as we have the complications of COVID-19 to add to the mix. [read more]

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Hip Pain Causes and Treatment

By Andy Stader, Orthopedic Physician Assistant Hip pain affects most of us at some point throughout our lifetime, whether it’s from playing a casual pickup game, gardening, cutting wood, or carrying in groceries. Most often, when we pull a muscle or irritate our soft tissue, it gets better with RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) and [read more]

Blue light lenses-worth the hype?

By Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator Blue light is a buzzword right now used by eyeglass retailers.  Since it is approaching back-to-school time, and many attending school will be attending virtually, I see many advertisements for blue light reducing glasses. These ads portray blue light as harmful and indicate it hurts your eyes. And of course, [read more]

Studies: Preventing Dementia Begins Early

By Jaime Collins Saying goodbye to my mother-in-law for the last time was heartbreaking. Especially so because the person I said goodbye to wasn’t really her. The woman I knew so well was already gone. Dementia takes more than a person’s memory. It also steals their ability to communicate and to perform daily tasks, and [read more]

Helping Kids Wear Masks

by Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator As more and more businesses are requiring mask wearing, we thought you might be looking for tips on how to make this transition with your kids. Children under age two should not wear a mask. If you are out and about with your little one, cover their car seat or [read more]

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Life’s Simple 7

By Jaime Collins, Director of Marketing and Communications Sometimes it seems nothing in life is simple. Least of all the human body. While the science behind healthy living is both outrageously complex and seems to change every time we turn around, there are good folks working hard to simplify it for us. To make our [read more]