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Support for Diabetes

Abby Bare Abby Bare March 9, 2023 0 Comments General Health

Diabetes was recently explained to me as giving someone four balls and asking them to juggle them perfectly all day, every day, for the rest of their life. Living with diabetes can feel isolating. While managing your blood sugar is mostly up to you, it is important to know that you are not alone. You […]

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Healthy on a Budget

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD March 1, 2023 0 Comments General Health

The True Cost of Good Nutrition Most of us love a good dollar menu, but the reality is that eating heavily processed, cheap foods costs us in the long run. Nutrition is important not just for maintaining your energy throughout the day, improving your sleep quality, and increasing your overall mood, but also for protecting […]

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Managing Your Diabetes Through Physical Activity

Abby Bare Abby Bare February 15, 2023 0 Comments General Health

Physical activity helps our body respond to insulin more effectively. Being active also helps with weight loss. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity per week to help delay or prevent health problems from diabetes. Breaking the activity into small chunks each day can make it easier to manage. […]

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Understanding That Ringing in Your Ears

Kimberly Knudsen, CCC-A, Au.D. Kimberly Knudsen, CCC-A, Au.D. February 8, 2023 0 Comments Audiology

Many people experience a persistent ringing in their ears. This common affliction is known as tinnitus, which affects 30 million Americans.1 Tinnitus is the perception of sound when none is occurring. For some, it is a minor nuisance. But for others, it is a major impediment to their quality of life. Tinnitus isn’t a disease […]

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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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