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Coloring is good for your health

Coloring is a new craze, especially for adults. Learn about the therapeutic effects that take place when you sit down with some colored pencils and paper.

Joel Bobby LICSW By Joel Bobby August 15, 2022

Not just for the fair: Lunch on a stick

Bring fun, flavor and healthy foods to your kids’ lunch bags by taking inspiration from the fair. Thread meats, cheeses, veggies, fruit or even mini waffles on skewers for an easy-to-make lunch.

Jamie Pronschinske RDN CD By Jamie Pronschinske August 12, 2022

Breaking down the details of colorectal surgery

Colorectal surgery is a wide range of procedures that treat conditions of the lower digestive tract, ranging from hemorrhoids to cancer. Here's what you need to know if you need surgery.

Andrew Morris, M.D. By Andrew Morris August 11, 2022

Add 'health checkup' to teens' back-to-school list

Move one item to the top of your teen’s back-to-school list: health checkup. The visit will assess physical and mental health, and lay the base for teens taking charge of their own health care.

Elisabeth Ojukwu MD By Elisabeth Ojukwu August 10, 2022

7 tips to live a happier life

Do you feel sluggish or unmotivated? If so, it's time to develop an energy management plan to live a happier, healthier and more productive life.

Jolene Hanson LICSW By Jolene Hanson August 9, 2022

The W-Curve Model: Understanding a new college student’s experience

Freshman year of college is known for new experiences, but it also presents challenges. The W-Curve is an emotional pattern incoming students find themselves experiencing their first year in college.

Reese Druckenmiller LICSW By Reese Druckenmiller August 8, 2022

Surprise wedding shower 1,000 miles from home

Thresa Pattee thought she simply was walking into her regular chemotherapy appointment. Instead, she walked into a surprise wedding shower put together by her care team.

August 8, 2022

Common questions about headaches

Did you know headaches generally are classified into two main types? Learn if the pain in your head is a primary or secondary headache and what you can do to prevent them.

Jamie Johannes, D.O. By Jamie Johannes August 5, 2022

Surgical options when a gland goes awry

The endocrine system regulates hormone levels in your body. But sometimes it doesn't work properly. Learn when you may need surgery and about the safer, more effective surgical advancements.

Tal Yalon, M.D. By Tal Yalon August 3, 2022

Suicide crisis: How to develop your safety plan

A three-digit number — 988 — provides immediate help during a mental health crisis. While the hotline helps those in crisis get support, a crisis safety plan can help identify the warning signs.

Patrick Bigaouette MD By Patrick Bigaouette August 2, 2022

Sunburn treatment: What works?

You may feel the burn after spending too much time in the sun without sunscreen. There's no fast fix to soothe a sunburn, but you can follow these six tips to ease your discomfort.

Trent Anderson DO By Trent Anderson August 1, 2022

How to support a loved one with depression

When a friend or family member has depression, it's difficult to know what to do or say. Here's how to offer support and understanding —and help your loved one get the resources they need.

Erik Wing, Ph.D. By Erik Wing July 29, 2022