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From The Blog

How to determine foot arch type

Are you thinking of getting a new pair of athletic shoes? Be sure to check your arch type before buying.

October 12, 2018

How to search like a doctor

Providers and patients alike now have access to an incredible wealth of knowledge through the internet. Learn a few tricks to finding a credible source.

Andrew Calvin, M.D. By Andrew Calvin October 5, 2018

Better health starts by changing one thing

It's time to break the vicious cycle of exercise and diet plans that simply aren't sustainable. To start your path to better health, I want you to change one thing.

Graham King MD By Graham King October 2, 2018

Resiliency in modern times

Life is messy. But you can develop your resiliency muscles with simple, quick practices.

Sarah Stinson By Sarah Stinson September 28, 2018

Ovarian cancer: Get the facts

Ovarian cancer takes the lives of thousands of women each year. Knowing symptoms and risk factors can increase your chances of early diagnosis and recovery.

September 28, 2018

How teen marijuana use impacts brain development

Key findings in a national survey on drug use reported daily use of marijuana as early as eighth grade. This is cause for concern as the brain continues to develop until age 25.

Pravesh Sharma, M.D. By Pravesh Sharma September 26, 2018

Parenting a child, teen with ADHD

Parenting a child or teen with ADHD can be difficult. However, behavioral parent training — a technique that uses positive reinforcement — can help.

Janice Schreier MSW By Janice Schreier September 24, 2018

The ABCDEs of moles

Learning your ABCs the first time helped you read. Now, they could save your life by alerting you to changes in moles that could signal melanoma — the most serious type of skin cancer.

September 21, 2018

Not just for the fair: Lunch on a stick

Back-to-school time means parents back to packing school lunches. This year, take your inspiration from the fairground, and try layering foods on a wooden skewer.

September 20, 2018

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

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