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A community of information and resources to improve your health and well-being, including blog posts from providers, patients and community members.

From The Blog

Do you have good posture?

Good posture can affect how you feel and move throughout your life. Get tips on how to improve your posture today.

September 21, 2019

Late harvest bounty: Pumpkin soup

Pumpkin isn't just for pies and lattes. Try this healthy, delicious pumpkin soup recipe for a warm dose of fall flavor.

September 20, 2019

Clean eating: What does that mean?

Most Americans eat a diet rich in heavily processed foods packed with fat, sugar, sodium, chemicals, preservatives, food dyes and other additives. Learn how and why clean eating can be a healthy way of living.

Eileen Dutter, R.D. By Eileen Dutter September 12, 2019

How do I make my eyes look less tired?

Do your eyes make you look tired? Learn about options to help you appear more refreshed and awake.

Yvonne Pierpont, M.D. By Yvonne Pierpont September 5, 2019

Option for seizure answers closer to home

For anyone who has epilepsy or a seizure disorder, life can be a challenging and uncertain journey. Every person with epilepsy has a unique life situation, and the cause for their seizures may or may not be known.

September 3, 2019

I don’t feel as old as the person I see in the mirror — what can I do to look refreshed?

Although crow’s feet and lines around your mouth and on your forehead indicate a life filled with laughter, they can make you look older than you feel. Don’t despair, though, as there are things you can do to return to a refreshed and well-rested look.

Yvonne Pierpont, M.D. By Yvonne Pierpont August 27, 2019

What is urge incontinence, and how is it treated?

Urge incontinence — the loss of bladder control — is a sudden, intense urge to urinate followed by an involuntary loss of urine. Treatment options range from conservative to more invasive.

Susan Johnston, P.A.-C. By Susan Johnston August 23, 2019

Seeking support when grieving

Grief often means change and loss for the way things were. If you have experienced the death of a loved one, this is the hardest kind of grief and change to work through.

August 20, 2019

Living in fear: Cancer recurrence

Some fear of cancer recurrence is normal, but excessive fear can lead to decreased quality of life. Here's how you can manage your fear.

Kaye Holt, N.P. By Kaye Holt August 19, 2019

Building a community of caring: Youth and anxiety

When your children are struggling, you want to be able to help them sort through whatever it is that they need. Providing some relief and health options to cope is important. Learn how anxiety affects children so you and your children find relief.

August 7, 2019

Over-the-counter, prescription medication safety

When medication is prescribed by a doctor and taken correctly, it can help you with day-to-day life. But did you know that you also should take precautions with over-the-counter medications?

July 31, 2019

Mental and Emotional Health Assessment

Many aspects impact your mental and emotional health, including worry, mood, sleep, stress, relationships and alcohol consumption. Take a few minutes to answer 9 questions that will help evaluate your wellness.

July 30, 2019