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Commitment to a Healthier Life: Scott Herman's Story

Antonio Tapia Antonio Tapia February 1, 2023 0 Comments General Health

On December 25, 2021, Scott Herman and his wife had to cancel their Christmas plans due to testing positive for COVID-19. What seemed to be a quick recovery left Scott with breathing issues. He was assured by relatives who have had COVID-19 before that his breathing issues would go away within a week or two. […]

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Healthy Eating & Diabetes

Alyssa Turcotte, BSN, RN Alyssa Turcotte, BSN, RN January 11, 2023 0 Comments General Health

We all know that eating healthy is an important way to maintain good health, but it is especially important if you or a family member has diabetes or prediabetes. There are many different meal plans available for people living with diabetes. Each plan has different benefits, but the key is to find one that will […]

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Aquatic Physical Therapy

Bringa Johnson Bringa Johnson January 9, 2023 0 Comments General Health

If you have pain, swelling, lack of strength, lack of motion, difficulty with balance, or pain/restrictions when walking, you may benefit from Aquatic Physical Therapy.   Aquatic Physical Therapy is a form of rehabilitation and recovery that takes place in the water. This form of therapy is beneficial because buoyancy (ability to float) allows you to […]

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Staying Active

Tiffany Pernat Tiffany Pernat December 31, 2022 0 Comments General Health

Staying healthy can be a challenge during the winter months. There are holiday parties, family gatherings, a busy schedule, food, and the cold! Although exercising can be challenging, it’s not impossible, and it is such an important time to stay on top of your health. A plan for staying active this season can help you […]

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Tips for Healthier Holiday Eating

Tiffany Pernat Tiffany Pernat December 19, 2022 0 Comments General Health

Tips for Healthier Holiday Eating The holidays mean family, fun, and lots of tasty treats! It can be tough to stick with your wellness goals. Use these tips to combat the temptation without feeling deprived: If you are invited to a gathering, offer to bring a healthy dish with you. Swaps and substitutions can help […]

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Blood Sugar Numbers

Alyssa Turcotte, BSN, RN Alyssa Turcotte, BSN, RN December 13, 2022 0 Comments General Health

Often when a person is diagnosed with diabetes and taking certain diabetes medication, their provider will ask them to monitor their blood sugar (or blood glucose) at home. The person with diabetes will be able to pick up their testing supplies (blood sugar meter, test strips, and lancets) at their pharmacy. Once they have their […]

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Fatigue & Hearing Loss

Kimberly Knudsen, CCC-A, Au.D. Kimberly Knudsen, CCC-A, Au.D. December 6, 2022 0 Comments Audiology

Fatigue & Hearing Loss Hearing loss has been linked to a number of physical, social and psychological conditions, including dementia, diabetes, anxiety, depression and social withdrawal. One of its lesser-known side effects is fatigue. If you have been feeling more tired than usual lately and have hearing loss, there may be a correlation between the […]

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Preventative Foot Care for Diabetics

Latisha Smith-Chase, MD Latisha Smith-Chase, MD November 23, 2022 0 Comments General Health

If you have diabetes, taking good care of your feet is crucial to prevent hospital stays and other serious injuries. 1 in 4 hospital stays for people with diabetes are due to a condition called diabetic foot. Diabetic foot occurs when high blood sugar damages blood vessels and nerves in your feet. Foot ulcers, foot […]

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RSV on the Rise

Catherine Sweeney, MD Catherine Sweeney, MD November 10, 2022 0 Comments Pediatrics

Cold and flu season is upon us. At Fort HealthCare, we are seeing an increase in viral illnesses in our youngest population. In the last two weeks we are seeing increased numbers of RSV (Respiratory syncytial virus) in our community. Over the last two winters we had less viral illnesses (colds) and this was one […]

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Understanding Diabetes

Alyssa Turcotte, BSN, RN Alyssa Turcotte, BSN, RN November 1, 2022 0 Comments General Health

Today there are millions of people living with diabetes. Diabetes education is important to help you manage your health.   Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas does not make enough insulin or when the body does not use the insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that helps move glucose […]

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