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Sunburn Treatment for Pain Free Summer

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare June 14, 2019 0 Comments Family Medicine

Summer is finally here! So you lost track of time, forgot to reapply your sunscreen, fell asleep in a comfy deck chair at the Aquatic Center – that happens to the many of us every now and then. And a painful sunburn is the price we pay. Years ago, sunburns were treated by rubbing butter onto […]

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Continuing Healthy Habits Post-Slimdown Challenge

Tiffany Tiffany May 30, 2019 0 Comments General Health

Slimdown Challenge 2019 Has Come To A Close… Now What? This part of the challenge is always so bittersweet for me. Most people don’t know the immense amount of time and effort that goes into these challenges behind the scenes, and I look forward to a bit of a ‘reprieve’ at the end of a […]

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When do I use MyCompass messaging vs. e+Care?

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare May 22, 2019 0 Comments Family Medicine

Fort HealthCare offers more convenient ways for you to message your healthcare team and have more access to care when you need it through our online care options. Depending upon what you or a family member is experiencing, this information will hopefully help you choose which option is best for your needs. Patient Portal Fort […]

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Tinnitus: Understanding that ringing in your ears

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. May 15, 2019 0 Comments General Health

Many people experience a persistent ringing in their ears. This common affliction, known as tinnitus, affects roughly 20 percent of the American population. Tinnitus is defined as the perception of sound when none is actually occurring. For some it is a minor nuisance but for others, a major impediment to their quality of life. It […]

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Is it asthma? Maybe not...

Kelly Foster, MS-CCC, SLP Kelly Foster, MS-CCC, SLP May 10, 2019 0 Comments General Health

  Is it asthma, or Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD)? During normal breathing, our vocal cords (folds) move apart, allowing air into the airway and into our lungs.  When we breathe out, the vocal cords (folds) come together, just as they do when we speak or cough. Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion (PVFM), also known as Vocal […]

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How are dietary and herbal supplements different from medications?

Caleb Chitwood, PharmD Caleb Chitwood, PharmD May 2, 2019 0 Comments General Health

When you go to the pharmacy, you may pick up medications dispensed by a pharmacist which required a prescription, over-the-counter medications which did not require a prescription, or dietary/herbal supplements. What’s the difference? The major difference is how each of these is classified and how they are regulated. Prescription and over-the-counter medications are classified as […]

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What is Occupational Therapy and when do you need it?

Kelly Brunson, OTR, CHT Kelly Brunson, OTR, CHT April 25, 2019 0 Comments General Health

Many of us take the daily movements of our bodies’ limbs, joints, and muscles for granted, because they help us with movements that we really don’t need to think about – such as brushing our teeth, preparing food, walking, driving, writing, using a computer or a phone, and so on. Some people need to use their […]

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Slimdown Exercise Motivation!

Tiffany Tiffany April 11, 2019 0 Comments General Health

  Happy Slimdown, everyone! What an awesome opportunity for you and everyone else who joined to get a little motivation to move more, eat better, and take a peek at what you can be doing to improve your health—we’re excited that you joined! Each week of the challenge has a different focus around the concept […]

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Alcohol Awareness Month

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare April 4, 2019 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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Colonoscopy Prep Isn't So Bad

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare March 28, 2019 0 Comments General Health

If you’ve heard colonoscopy stories from your friends or relatives, chances are they’ve mentioned that the preparation, or “prep,” is the most unpleasant part of the exam. Although most people agree that consuming nothing but clear liquids and drinking a large amount of laxative liquid is not an ideal way to spend a day, you […]

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