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Why are my periods so irregular, heavy and painful?

Menstrual cycle irregularities are common among women. The causes of abnormal bleeding depend on the age of the woman. For example, cancers are more common among postmenopausal women, while pregnancy-related bleeding is more common among reproductive-age women.

Fadi Yahya MD By Fadi Yahya June 27, 2017

Play! It's good for your family's health

With summer in full swing and seemingly unlimited opportunities for kids to play, it’s a good time to remember that play isn’t just fun — it’s the foundation for healthy growth.

Hilary Kent, DPT By Hilary Kent June 23, 2017

5 tips for fitting in fitness

Sometimes, finding time to exercise can seem like a bigger challenge than your workout itself. But with a little planning, you can fit fitness into your schedule. Here are a few tips to help you get on the right track.

June 22, 2017

Maximize memory function with a nutrient-rich diet

What is the best recipe for maximizing memory? Research suggests following an eating plan that provides a healthier selection of dietary fats and an array of plant foods rich in phytonutrients. There still is a lot to learn about what makes a brain-healthy diet.

June 21, 2017

How to watch your weight during wedding season

It's that time of year again: wedding season. This can be a time of blissful happiness or a time that stretches the limits of self-restraint while trying to keep your health in check.

Gabriel Berendes MD By Gabriel Berendes June 20, 2017

Taming ticks

Throughout summer and fall, families can be found hiking and camping along the beautiful rivers, bluffs and woods. A common concern for these outdoor enthusiasts is tick bites.

Joel Dekrey DO By Joel Dekrey June 16, 2017

The nature of grief: Lessons in loss and life

In the past several years, my family and I have watched many changes take place in our neighborhood. Most significantly, the road outside our house needed to be replaced. With the death of a loved one, we often face a similar change in landscape.

June 9, 2017

Uterovaginal prolapse: What's that?

There’s so much to know about how a woman’s body changes. Women talk about periods, breast-feeding, stretch marks, weight gain and hot flashes. But, so often, many of the details of the aging process go undiscussed. Here’s a little quiz to check your knowledge when it comes to uterine prolapse.

June 8, 2017

Back pain care and prevention

It’s estimated about 80 percent of people will suffer from low back pain in their lifetime. Knowing what to do when the time comes is important.

Jordan Moen By Jordan Moen June 6, 2017

5 tips to manage ADHD in children

Does your child have difficulty focusing on an activity or seem impulsive in behavior? When symptoms are severe enough and cause ongoing problems in more than one area of your child’s life, it could be a sign of a neurobehavioral disorder, such as ADHD.

Renee Breland NP By Renee Breland June 1, 2017

Get more veggies with a spiralizer

Using a spiralizer is not only a great way to cut down or control carb intake, but it also is great for getting more of those nutrient-rich vegetables needed in your diet.

Arlene Hrdlicka, R.N. By Arlene Hrdlicka May 31, 2017

Looking to try something new? Start with what you eat

Are you finding yourself stuck in the same old eating patterns? One of the best ways to spice up your daily meals is to try something new that will benefit your health today.

Kristi Wempen RDN By Kristi Wempen May 30, 2017