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How to start the conversation in talking to your teen about drugs

Sarah Pagenkopf, PharmD, BCPS Sarah Pagenkopf, PharmD, BCPS June 22, 2020 0 Comments General Health

As a parent, there are a few conversations that I’m not looking forward to having with my child. A few conversations that I’ll admit, I’m afraid will be more uncomfortable for me than they will be for her. Talking about drug use, smoking and alcohol is one of those conversations. However by knowing more, by […]

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Tips for managing tinnitus at home

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. May 20, 2020 0 Comments General Health

Tinnitus can’t be cured, but there are treatments that make it less of a distraction. The approach taken depends on the underlying condition responsible for the ringing in your ears. Here are some tips for managing your tinnitus: Determine what worsens your tinnitus For some people, drinking alcohol or caffeinated beverages, eating salty or spicy […]

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Treating tinnitus with hearing devices

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. April 24, 2020 0 Comments General Health

Tinnitus sufferers often struggle with solutions to quiet the ringing in their ears. It’s a widespread problem, affecting about 15 percent of U.S. adults, and one without a cure. That does not mean there aren’t solutions for managing tinnitus symptoms, and one of the most effective might already be at your fingertips. If you have […]

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Hearing screenings versus evaluations

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. March 13, 2020 0 Comments General Health

The difference between a hearing screening and a hearing evaluation is important. A screening refers to a single, preliminary test used to determine whether a patient has hearing loss whereas an evaluation is an in-depth series of tests conducted by an audiologist used to measure the type, degree and configuration of the impairment and identify […]

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What to expect during a blood glucose screening

Traci Wilson Traci Wilson March 2, 2020 0 Comments General Health

Preventing diabetes starts with knowing your numbers…specifically, your blood glucose (also called blood sugar) levels. Next week, we are offering free blood glucose screenings as part of our Health & Wellness series discussion. We hope you will join us! Here are some things you might want to know. What is blood glucose? Glucose (sometimes called […]

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How often should I get my hearing tested?

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. February 19, 2020 0 Comments General Health

Most people are accustomed to making regular checkups a routine part of their medical care—i.e. vision, dental, etc.—but few pay mind to their hearing. Neglect is probably not the intent here; many are just simply unaware of how often they should get their hearing tested, and the number of physicians recommending routine hearing evaluations is […]

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Give Yourself Some Non-Sedentary Love This Valentine's Day

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare February 14, 2020 0 Comments General Health

Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day by talking about heart health. Not the typical “get more exercise” discussion. Let’s talk about sitting and how all that time in front of the computer at work and binge-watching episodes on weekends is affecting you. Let’s talk about getting some more movement and more action in your life! You probably […]

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Hearing only starts with your ears

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. January 3, 2020 0 Comments General Health

Hearing Better After the season of celebrating and gatherings with friends and family has passed, you may be reflecting on how connected you felt to the conversations that were happening around you. If hearing was at all a challenge, it may be time to schedule a baseline hearing test. Hearing is part of the auditory […]

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Prediabetes: Beginning The Discussion

Karen Woodland RD, CDE Karen Woodland RD, CDE November 6, 2019 0 Comments General Health

Several years ago, I got a call from my friend. She had just been told that she was pre-diabetic and had been given a list of recommendations from her primary care provider. Since my friend’s dad had been diagnosed with diabetes, she knew what was in store and she was overwhelmed. What she didn’t realize […]

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The Annual Flu Shot: Should You Get It?

Tahmeena Siddiqui Tahmeena Siddiqui October 30, 2019 0 Comments General Health

Each year, you may wonder if the flu shot is really necessary and when asking around you will get all kinds of opinions. But if you ask your health care provider, the answer will probably be yes. Here are some common questions and concerns about the flu shot with the latest information from the CDC […]

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