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The Benefits of Wearing Sunglasses

By Jenny Belken, Optometrist With summer quickly approaching, we will begin to see a significant increase in the number of people wearing sunglasses. While we may be exposed to more sunlight in the spring and summer months, sunglasses are actually extremely beneficial to wear all year round. Check out the numerous health benefits of sunglasses [read more]

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Walking Away from the Pandemic

By Jaime Collins It appears the end of the pandemic is drawing near. The fact we will not be permanently stuck in pandemic mode comes courtesy of so many of you who masked up, stayed home, and protected others. That, I feel strongly, is the kind of thing great communities do for each other. Let’s [read more]

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Living With Parkinson’s Disease: Life After Diagnosis

By Shelly Hampton, Physical Therapist, and Jodi Knight, Speech Therapist You’re going about your daily life, then you start to feel “off”. You may start to notice a tremor, generalized fatigue, difficulty swallowing, or hoarseness in your voice. Your friends and family start to ask, “What did you say?” “Can you speak up?” “You’re shaky, [read more]

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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]