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From The Blog

Can children develop Type 2 diabetes?

Over the past 15 years, Type 2 diabetes has been on the rise, especially in children. Get the risk factors, and learn steps to take to prevent your child from developing it.

Anne Bauch, R.D. By Anne Bauch July 18, 2018

15-minute workout: Combo exercises

Busy day? We all know how hard it can be to fit a workout into our schedule, but why not get started with a 15-minute home workout using combo exercises?

July 16, 2018

Are stretch marks normal for teens?

Teens face many struggles navigating through growing up. Some can be difficult to accept, especially when it comes to body changes and image. Stretch marks are common, but can be treated.

July 9, 2018

Use mindfulness to cope with chronic pain

Mindfulness has become a popular concept. Frequently thought of as a way to manage stress and improve focus, mindfulness practice can provide many benefits. But, what is mindfulness really?

Amanda Neckar, L.C.S.W. By Amanda Neckar July 5, 2018

Why take vitamin and mineral supplements?

While dietitians recommend most vitamins and minerals be obtained through food sources, this isn’t always possible. For example, if you don’t consume enough fruits, vegetables or other healthy foods, a multivitamin may be helpful.

July 3, 2018

15-minute workout: Resistance bands

Busy day? We all know how hard it can be to fit a workout into our schedule, but why not get started with a 15-minute home workout?

July 2, 2018

Does society have a sex addiction problem?

Sex addiction affects people in multiple ways and is damaging to relationships and, possibly, physical health. While it's difficult to know how many people are affected, it likely is underreported.

Brien Gleeson, L.P.C., CSAC By Brien Gleeson June 27, 2018

Finding happiness, gratitude in sobriety

Addiction changes the brain in a way that limits your ability to feel happy. In time, and with sobriety, the brain heals and learns to send the right cues again.

Ric Staloch By Ric Staloch June 25, 2018

Checklist to a healthy heart

Do you know the state of your heart health? Use this checklist to find out what's good and what's not so good.

June 21, 2018

Why should I test for a penicillin allergy?

Do you have a penicillin allergy? If you were identified as having the allergy over 10 years ago, you may want to be tested again.

Adela Taylor, M.D. By Adela Taylor June 20, 2018

Headache medication: Get the facts

Concerned about taking prescription medications for your frequent headaches? Get the facts for relief.

Angela Oldenberg, N.P. By Angela Oldenberg June 18, 2018

Is there a simple treatment for varicose veins?

Varicose veins are more than just a cosmetic issue. Learn about minimally invasive treatment options that can ease pain and discomfort while improving the look of your legs.

Tim Berkseth, M.D. By Timothy Berkseth June 15, 2018