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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]

Coronavirus in 3 ½ Minutes

Tons in the news, and tons of talk. But what do you really need to know about the Coronavirus? And more importantly, what do you need to do? The next several minutes you spend reading this article will help you now and in the future when it comes to staying clear of and slowing down [read more]

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Living with Headaches: The Guide to Proper Management

By Joshua Bruner, Physical Therapist Have you ever experienced an intense headache that never seems to go away? Do you ever feel helpless trying to treat your headaches? Headaches can be very disabling and interfere with your daily life. It has been reported that 47% of people in the United States have regular headaches. They [read more]

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Keep on Glowing While It’s Snowing

All skin types need to exfoliate and moisturize, especially during the dry winter months. Skin Needs Care Every day your skin produces special oils to lock in moisture and block out bacteria. These oils build up and combine with shed skin cells to create an itchy, acne-inducing paste. That’s where exfoliation comes in! An exfoliant [read more]

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The Importance of a Diabetic Eye Exam

By Jenny Belken, Optometrist Did you know diabetes can potentially cause blindness? In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in adults between the ages of 20-74 years old, according to the National Eye Institute. Diabetes is becoming more common. In 1958 only 1% of the population was diabetic. By 2015 that [read more]