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My Healthy Life

What to Do with Kids When the Weather Outside is Frightful

By Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator  Winter is a fun time, but it also can be a challenging time when you are stuck at home. So, what should you do when the roads are bad and you don’t want to just hand over the remote and turn your kids into TV zombies? We have listed a [read more]

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Not a fan of water? Become one!

By Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator I have never been a fan of drinking water. I struggle to even come close to drinking the amount daily that you are supposed to. So, I decided to do a little exploration to help convert myself and maybe even you into a water-drinker. Benefits We’ve all been told, “You [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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Keeping the Magic in Christmas

By Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator  I love Christmas. The traditions. The music. The feeling you get being immersed in Christmas cheer. But, I will admit when my mom passed away in 2013, things changed. They changed in many ways, but especially for Christmas. She was the one who taught me what Christmas is. She was [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]

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: More than Just Kegels

By Amber Langel, Physical Therapist Do you leak urine when you cough, laugh, or sneeze? Do you wear depends or a pad because you are worried about leaking in public? Despite what many thing, it is not normal to leak urine at any age. Pelvic floor physical therapy can help with these issues. And there [read more]

The Uncomfortable (Yet Totally Worth It) Work of Focusing on Yourself

Julie Stephenson from Southwest Health’s Community Outreach Department Shortly after I started focusing on my own personal development “work”, I realized my biggest call to courage was getting comfortable with my desire to dabble in unfamiliar things suggested by mentors or teachers. Things that seemed a little corny, woo-woo or just downright strange. One example [read more]

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Gratitude in Daily Life

By Julie Stephenson from Southwest Health’s Community Outreach Department. “In daily life, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy.” Brother David Steindl-Rast. When we live gratefully, we notice what is already present, plenty and abundant in our lives, from the tiniest things of [read more]