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5 tips for walking your way to better health

Walking is a gentle, low-impact cardio exercise that can ease you into a higher level of fitness and health. Learn how walking can benefit you, and get five tips to get started.

Timothy Sheneman DO By Timothy Sheneman December 9, 2019

Grief and loss throughout the holiday season

The holiday season can be especially challenging if you are dealing with the death of someone close to you. Get ideas on seeking new perspectives, giving yourself permission to grieve and embracing the person's memory this season.

December 6, 2019

9 ways to make your holiday season jolly

The holidays often bring times of joy, love and laughter, but it’s the busiest time of the year full of shopping, baking, preparing for parties and more. Rather than letting those demands raise your stress level, try some of these tips to help you enjoy the holidays and minimize that after-holiday rut.

Peter Reisner, M.D. By Peter Reisner December 4, 2019

The emotional side of cancer: 7 tips

Cancer can affect more than physical health. The emotional side can affect the ability to cope and stick to a treatment plan. Get 7 tips on how to improve your emotional well-being as a cancer patient or caregiver.

December 3, 2019

Bride walks down the aisle after brain surgery

Christina Anderson and her fiancé, Brandon Jensen, were on their way to happily ever after when a CT scan revealed a tumor on Christina's brainstem.

November 25, 2019

Breast cancer diagnosis leads to surprising discovery

Mary Klimp remembers the exact moment her life changed. It was when she received a call with the news that she had breast cancer. Then she made a surprising discovery.

November 22, 2019

Lung cancer hard to catch, early screening helps

If you smoke, today is a great day to quit. But, really, any day is a great day to quit. It's not easy, but is worth it because it lowers your chance of developing lung cancer. Learn about a screening tool designed to detect lung cancer at the earliest stages when it's more likely to be effectively treated.

Jamil Taji MD By Jamil Taji November 21, 2019

A day in the life of Luna — a facility dog

Luna may not be a superhero but she's pretty close. Thanks to her warm brown eyes, big floppy ears and calming presence, she helps patients feel more comfortable and relaxed. Read about a day in the life of Luna.

November 14, 2019

What is physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Physical medicine and rehabilitation is the growing specialty that treats impairments affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, tendons or muscles. A physiatrist answers some FAQ. 

Jason Lee DO By Jason Lee November 13, 2019

Tips to help parents prepare kids for the flu shot

With cold and flu season here, a local health care expert has some helpful updates and reminders for parents to be aware of, especially with the holidays approaching.

Jennifer Marr DNP By Jennifer Marr November 13, 2019

New direction, talk therapy help woman with epilepsy regain zest for life

Janice Breien was anxious to get answers about her regular seizures. Enter her care team — ready to listen and provide solutions. With seizures under control, her zest for life has returned.

November 6, 2019

Yuck, I have the flu — now what?

Got the flu? Don’t worry quite yet. There are ways you can self-manage.

Ann Bischel, N.P. By Ann Bischel November 5, 2019