Hometown Health Blog
Celery: Not just for veggie trays
Celery often is relegated to veggie trays and brown-bag lunches. But it's also a key ingredient in dishes around the world. Discover the good things celery has to offer, and get two recipes to try.
How mindfulness meditation improves mental health
Mindfulness meditation is a simple, quick way to reduce stress that you can do wherever you are. It's often part of larger treatment plans. But what is it and how can it help?
Tips for making safety part of your summer fun
With summer officially underway, everyone will be spending more time outdoors. No matter the activity, make sure you and your family know what it takes to stay safe. Check out these reminders.
Unlocking the benefits of pelvic floor physical therapy
Physical therapy is a good treatment option for many pelvic floor disorders. Here's how it differs from other therapies, what to expect and why at-home care may not work.
Maximize memory function with a nutrient-rich diet
What you eat may play a role in maximizing your memory. Learning how to diversify your plant-based food portfolio and incorporate healthier fats in your diet can work wonders for your memory.
The oncology nurse and teamwork
An experienced nurse shares why the relationship, teamwork and trust formed with patients through the cancer journey sets oncology nursing apart from other health care roles.
Pathways through persistent pain: Tips for managing chronic pain
Chronic pain affects 3 out of 10 people in the U.S. While there is no single cure, a team approach for medical management, movement therapy and learning specific coping strategies can help.
Top 10 myths about sunscreens
No matter the season, before you venture outdoors, you should apply sunscreen. But myths abound about sunscreens and how to use them. Here's what you need to know about these sun blockers.
Understanding lung nodules: Determining risks and diagnosing
Lung nodules are small masses of tissue in the lungs. Most nodules aren't cancer, but all should be evaluated. Learn how your health care team discovers which should be tested for lung cancer.
What's the skinny on weight-loss drugs?
While losing weight appears to be simple, many people find it challenging. Now there's a new tool to help. Get the details on a prescription medication that can curb your appetite.
No bones about it: Dogs are good for your health
The unconditional love shown by dogs and their need for regular exercise are a boon for physical and mental health. Learn about the benefits of dog ownership and why they're doggone fun.
Long-lasting pain relief with radiofrequency ablation
Radiofrequency ablation uses precise heat to stop nerves from sending pain signals to the brain from conditions like spinal arthritis and joint pain. Read a Q&A about this innovative treatment.