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Antibiotics are not for all illnesses

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare November 30, 2016 0 Comments Family Medicine

When you or your child is not feeling well, the impulse to get a prescription for an antibiotic – quickly! – seems like the best course of action, offering the most immediate relief for illnesses. Many of us have grown up believing antibiotics are a “cure-all,” having experienced success when using them in the past. […]

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Meditation practice may help reduce holiday stress

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare November 21, 2016 0 Comments General Health

It is always a good time to think about ways to reduce the level of negative stress in your life, as too much stress can lead to poor health, or worsen an existing health condition. The holiday season in particular, while joyous in a lot of ways, can be stressful for many people. Extra shopping, […]

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Ankle Injuries: To brace or to tape?

Brian Meitner Brian Meitner November 17, 2016 0 Comments General Health

During every sport season and in virtually all sports, coaches and athletic trainers are faced with athletes who have a history of “weak” ankles, which can lead to ankle injury. The traditional approach has been to tape these players to give them additional protection from injury or re-injury.  Unfortunately, this has been proven to be […]

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Healthy Holiday: Cranberry Artichoke Stuffing

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD November 16, 2016 0 Comments Nutrition

It’s almost here – Thanksgiving! It is probably the most food-focused holiday there is, so it seems appropriate that this week we talk about a favorite side dish…stuffing! Who doesn’t love stuffing? All those mushy carbs soaked in fat. Yum! OK, yes, stuffing is delicious but it can also be very unhealthy. One website published […]

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Diabetes awareness every day

Rea Fritz, BS, RN, CDE Rea Fritz, BS, RN, CDE November 10, 2016 0 Comments General Health

National Diabetes Month is observed every November so there is at least one time of year when individuals and health professionals can focus their attention on the seriousness and prevalence of diabetes as a chronic health condition among our entire population. For those individuals affected by diabetes, it is not something that is only managed […]

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Heart health is for all ages

Aaron Beck, MD Aaron Beck, MD November 4, 2016 0 Comments General Health

You are never too young or too old to take care of your heart.  People at any age can benefit from simple steps to keep their heart healthy, and making smart choices at an early age can create healthy habits to help prevent heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases. Tools for all generations to take […]

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Mammograms for early detection

Tammie Turley, RN October 25, 2016 0 Comments Family Medicine

Mammograms are an important breast cancer screening tool for women. The National Breast Cancer Foundation estimates over 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year. One in eight women either currently has or will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and eight out of nine women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family […]

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Respiratory allergies and immunotherapy

Michael Anderson, MD Michael Anderson, MD October 21, 2016 0 Comments Family Medicine

An ear, nose, and throat specialist (ENT) is a physician trained in the medical and surgical treatment of the ears, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck. ENTs have special expertise in managing diseases, conditions, disorders and infections of the ears, nose and nasal passage, sinuses, voice box, mouth and throat, as well as […]

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Choose physical therapy for pain management


No one wants to live in pain. Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is not right. As a very active society, we have at our disposal many different medications and over-the-counter remedies for masking our pain to allow us to carry on with our daily life. These medications come in the form […]

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Keep up the fall fitness!

Tiffany Tiffany September 8, 2016 0 Comments General Health

TGIF and Happy Friday everyone! Fridays are a day filled with fun, excitement for the weekend, and for me—a day off of fitness classes. As a fitness instructor, I look forward to exercising, laughing with, and seeing all of my participants, and value all of the acquaintances I have made over the years.   As much […]

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