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What’s New in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

By | 2018-07-10T12:01:31+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Health A-Z|

If you’re living with shoulder or elbow pain, surgery may be required to alleviate your pain and enable you to get back to the activities that you enjoy. The good news is that surgical techniques and components have come a long way, making the experience more customized, safer and [...]

Warning Signs of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

By | 2018-07-10T11:50:49+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Health A-Z|

Temperatures are expected to stay over 90 degrees this week. Children, the elderly and people with chronic health conditions such as heart disease, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, COPD, asthma, pulmonary hypertension or obesity need to be carefully monitored in hot weather conditions. Whenever possible, avoid being outdoors and [...]

Why Children’s Annual Wellness Visits Are Important

By | 2018-07-12T15:48:14+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Health A-Z|

Each child develops differently, both mentally and physically. An annual wellness checkup by a board-certified physician can detect medical and behavioral health issues early, keep immunizations up to date, and provide an opportunity for both you and your child to ask the doctor about any concerns you have. Pediatricians [...]

10 Foods that Will Boost Your Brain Health

By | 2018-06-29T15:02:24+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Health A-Z|

You’ve probably heard of the Mediterranean diet, and if you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you may have heard of the DASH diet. Combine the two and you get an eating plan designed to boost your brain health — among other benefits. How Our Diet Affects Our Brains [...]

Why Is It So Hard to Quit Smoking?

By | 2018-06-29T15:09:31+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Health A-Z|

There are five common obstacles that stop smokers from taking the leap, according to Amy Metzger, MSW, LCSW, behavioral health consultant at CentraState. They are: Fear of failure Lack of support Physical discomfort from withdrawal, such as cravings and urges Difficulty ending a "relationship" with cigarettes Lack of other [...]

4 Time-Saving Tips for Healthy Cooking

By | 2018-06-19T14:58:57+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Health A-Z|

For many people, it's tough getting a healthy, home-cooked meal on the table every day. But it doesn't need to be that way. "You can fit eating health into your busy schedule—you just have to be prepared and get a little creative," says Aimee Crant-Oksa, MS, RD, FAND, clinical [...]

Build Better Bone Health

By | 2018-06-19T14:43:21+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Health A-Z|

Put some pressure on your bones—it's good for them! Your bones are alive. Like muscles, they are living tissue and respond to pressure. When bones undergo good stress, such as bouncing, walking, or jumping, they will grow new cells. To maintain strong, healthy bones, two types of exercise are [...]

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