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Maximize the Benefits of Your Hearing Devices

Kimberly Knudsen, CCC-A, Au.D. Kimberly Knudsen, CCC-A, Au.D. May 18, 2022 0 Comments General Health

To maximize the benefits you receive from wearing hearing devices, follow these hearing health and maintenance guidelines. Maintaining Your Hearing Health 1. We recommend you have an audiogram every two years to determine if your hearing devices should be reprogrammed to compensate for any additional loss. 2. Wear your hearing devices daily to allow your […]

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare May 1, 2022 0 Comments General Health

According to the American Heart Association, someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds, accounting for one out of 19 deaths. Strokes are the leading cause of death and serious disability Nationwide and around the world. With May being National Stroke Awareness month, it’s important to know that strokes are 80% preventable! […]

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Alcohol Awareness Month

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare March 28, 2022 0 Comments General Health

Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. The good news? We can all do our part to prevent alcohol misuse or abuse. Alcohol Awareness Month can make a big difference in helping spread the word about different strategies for preventing alcohol misuse/abuse and encourage […]

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Athletic Training Month 2022

Schoos Elizabeth Schoos Elizabeth March 21, 2022 0 Comments General Health

Where do you find an Athletic Trainer? Everywhere.   If ever there was a profession that could be defined by “Providing Health Care Everywhere” it’s Athletic Training. In a gym. On a football field. In a classroom. On a stage. In a clinic. Athletic Trainers are everywhere you expect them to be and some places […]

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4 Reasons Well Child Checkups Are Still Important for Older Kids

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare March 1, 2022 0 Comments Family Medicine

When your child was an infant and toddler, you probably made frequent trips to the pediatrician’s office for well-child checkups. But although well-child checkups become less frequent as your child grows up, they are still important to your child’s health and well-being. Here are four reasons why well-child checkups are important — even for older […]

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Cochlear Implants | What to Know

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. February 23, 2022 0 Comments General Health

Cochlear implants treat severe to profound hearing loss in patients with sensorineural (inner ear-related) hearing loss. A trained physician surgically implants the devices, which bypass the problematic areas in the ear by directly stimulating the auditory nerve and sending signals straight to the brain. How does it work? A cochlear implant works differently than a […]

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Poor Heart Health Can Contribute to Hearing Loss

Kimberly Knudsen, CCC-A, Au.D. Kimberly Knudsen, CCC-A, Au.D. February 8, 2022 0 Comments General Health

It’s February, so get ready to focus on chocolate, roses, heart-shaped cards—and heart health? Widely known as the month where Valentine’s Day falls, February is also American Heart Month, which makes it a great time to explore the importance of good heart health and its role in preventing hearing loss. Hearing involves several parts of […]

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Tips for Resolutions

Traci Wilson Traci Wilson December 30, 2021 0 Comments General Health

The definition of resolution, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is “the act or process of resolving.” If you are like me and take life a little less serious on occasion, then you may appreciate one of the top three definitions of New Year’s resolution from the Urban Dictionary. The things you promise yourself you will […]

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Alcohol and The Holidays

Tiffany Tiffany December 20, 2021 0 Comments General Health

Hello everyone! We are totally in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season—we just celebrated Thanksgiving, and we are full-steam ahead to the other December celebrations. The December celebrations are so fun—there’s a lot to look forward to, including: Good food/snacks, even if celebrating virtually or in a small setting Hallmark Movies and the […]

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Healthier Holiday Eating

Tiffany Tiffany December 10, 2021 0 Comments General Health

Well… the holidays are here and that means the hustle and bustle, lights and holiday jingles and of course, the get-togethers filled with delicious food. I feel it necessary to be a bit sensitive around the topic of holiday eating, especially when we put the word “Healthy” or “Healthier” in front of it. I look […]

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