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From The Blog

Don’t just sit there: Exercises for the office

Sitting at a desk all day can be harder than it sounds. Try these 5 desk exercises to get rid of the strain sitting puts on your body.

September 18, 2018

HPV immunization: Who can benefit?

Each year, around 14 million people in the U.S. are infected with human papillomavirus, or HPV. Most will never know it. Learn how to protect your family.

September 18, 2018

Are you ready to change habits to lose weight?

Your success in losing weight depends, in large part, on your readiness to take on the challenge. Take this assessment to find out if you're ready.

September 17, 2018

5 things you can do to keep your colon healthy

For years, turning 50 came with a special birthday message from your health care provider: Time to have a colonoscopy. Read about the new age guideline.

September 17, 2018

6 contributors to bacterial vaginosis

It's hard to ignore when things are feeling a little off "down there." Learn about six factors that can contribute to bacterial vaginosis.

Carla Toft, C.N.M. By Carla Toft September 12, 2018

4 reasons young women need a primary care provider

Young women are busy and often only need to visit a medical clinic once or twice a year. Find out why is it so important to develop a relationship with a primary care provider now.

Jayme Hoch, D.O. By Jayme Hoch September 10, 2018

3 reasons young men need a primary care provider

During young adulthood, it can be difficult to put health at the top of your long to-do list. So, how do you keep or achieve your peak health?

Trevor Rich, M.D. By Trevor Rich September 7, 2018

How to live well with diabetes

Type 2 diabetes affects major organs, including your heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and kidneys. But you can live well with diabetes. Here's how.

Laurie Logan MD By Laurie Logan September 6, 2018

5 tips to keep your brain healthy

Changes to your body and brain are normal as you age. However, there are some things you can do to help slow decline in memory and lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

Donn Dexter, M.D. By Donn Dexter August 31, 2018

Melons pack a nutritional punch

People have their favorites when it comes to melon, and each variety of melon contains some great nutritional properties. Let’s focus on melons people are most familiar with: cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon.

Linda Carruthers RDN By Linda Carruthers August 28, 2018

Maintaining healthy relationships is important as we age

Positive relationships can be just as important as nutrition and physical activity to our health and well-being. And, even though relationships with others may evolve over time, maintaining a strong social network as we age can contribute to a longer, healthier life.

Bonnie Betts PsyDLP By Bonnie Betts August 22, 2018

Cash in on the health benefits of corn

Many of us have great summer memories surrounding sweet corn. In the Midwest, when sweet corn is ready, our meals take on a different look as ears of corn make their way to our plates. But there’s more to corn than just the version on the cob.

Linda Carruthers RDN By Linda Carruthers August 14, 2018