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Is Botox the fix for all facial wrinkles?

Botox is a great treatment for some, not all, facial wrinkles. Learn about other treatment options that can help restore a more youthful appearance.

Yvonne Pierpont, M.D. By Yvonne Pierpont January 17, 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 or urine. Treatment options range from conservative to more invasive.

Susan Johnston, P.A.-C. By Susan Johnston January 10, 2019

12 tips for managing teen acne

Acne is a common condition faced by many teenagers, and can cause embarrassment and distress. Helping your teen with these 12 tips for acne management can make this time less stressful and decrease the long-term effects of acne.

Manjunatha, M.D. By Manjunatha January 4, 2019

The art of kindness

Kindness is a quality of being. The act of giving kindness is often simple, free, positive and healthy.

Steve Siegle, L.P.C. By Steve Siegle January 3, 2019

Diabetes: Definition, prevention and warning signs

The topic of diabetes becoming a serious concern in the U.S. is nothing new. The good news is that Type 2 diabetes, which accounts for the vast majority of diagnosed diabetes cases, can be delayed or even prevented. And if you’ve already been diagnosed, you may be able to manage the condition with a healthy lifestyle and without medication.

Allyn Wergin RDN By Allyn Wergin December 31, 2018

Plan ahead to make the most of your health care visit

A visit with your health care provider can be overwhelming if you're not prepared. There are a few things to consider before, during and after your visit, though, so you make the most of the visit.

Zachary Merten, M.D. By Zachary Merten December 26, 2018

Tips for healthy eating in a hurry

With many of us in a hurry these days, finding the motivation to cook a healthy meal at home can be difficult. However, learning some shortcuts in the kitchen can make keeping your health on track quicker and easier and prevent you from grabbing the first thing you see or going out for fast food.

Kristi Wempen RDN By Kristi Wempen December 20, 2018

Preparing kids for the flu shot: Tips for parents

 With peak cold and flu season here, a local health care expert has some helpful updates and reminders for parents to be aware of, especially with the Holidays approaching.

Jennifer Marr DNP By Jennifer Marr December 19, 2018

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 December 17, 2018

Medication synchronization increases prescription efficiency

Medication synchronization is a prescription autofill program. Read how Deb Gregory's pharmacy team coordinated automatic medication refills and synced fill schedules to make life a little easier for her.

December 17, 2018

12 tips for keeping children safe during the holidays

The holidays are magical time of the year. Make sure your children or young guests are kept safe with these helpful tips.

Peter Reisner, M.D. By Peter Reisner December 17, 2018

7 steps to take to maximize health, safety of professional drivers

Did you know that truck driving is among the most hazardous occupations in the U.S.? Fortunately, there are steps to take to improve and maximize the health and safety of professional drivers.

Scott Riester MD By Scott Riester December 13, 2018