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How to keep moving with arthritis

If achy joints have you feeling like the Tin Man, don't just chalk it up to getting older. Those aches and pains could signal something more serious, but treatable. No oil required.

January 17, 2020

Should women take supplements while pregnant?

Searching for reliable information about taking supplements during pregnancy can be confusing. Read this Q&A for advice on those you should and shouldn't take.

Kristina Rauenhorst MD By Kristina Rauenhorst January 15, 2020

Try the "Road to Resilience: Raising Healthy Kids" program

Would you like to build resiliency skills with the children in your life? This program, designed to help build skills in a number of areas, is appropriate for all children, especially for those who have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

January 13, 2020

Barrett's esophagus screening helps with early diagnosis of esophageal cancer

Are you among the 60 million Americans who experience heartburn at least once a month? If left untreated, it can lead to Barrett's esophagus, which is associated with an increased risk for esophageal cancer. Learn about a screening option and tips for managing gastro reflux disease.

Jaime Zighelboim, M.D. By Jaime Zighelboim January 9, 2020

The facts about chest acne

Nearly everyone deals with acne that can appear anywhere you have oil glands on your skin, including back, face, stomach or chest. Learn about some factors that can lead to the development of chest acne and what you can do to prevent or treat it.

Sultan Mirza MD By Sultan Mirza January 6, 2020

Get a healthy start to the new year

The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to begin a resolution to live healthier. It might include quitting smoking, reducing stress, working out more or a creating a weight loss goal. If you're not sure where to begin, try these tips.

January 3, 2020

Foreign travel plans? What to know about influenza before you go

Do you have plans to travel internationally? Be a smart traveler — learn about influenza before you go.

Lori Arndt, P.A.-C. By Lori Arndt December 27, 2019

Common orthopedic injuries from winter activities

Winter is filled with fun outdoor sports that improve your health. But what happens when muscle and joint injuries occur? Learn about common injuries, and get prevention tips.

Jess Brehmer MD By Jess Brehmer December 27, 2019

Back surgery gets 'Santa' back on the job

Even Santa Claus can use a little help. After two years of problems, Santa aka Ben Nolt got answers and healing from his expert neurosurgery team. Now, Santa is back in action and bringing joy to thousands of children this holiday season.

December 20, 2019

Should my child with an egg allergy get the flu shot?

With flu season in full swing, there's still time to get a flu shot. But if your child has an egg allergy, you may be wondering if it's safe to be vaccinated.

Adela Taylor, M.D. By Adela Taylor December 18, 2019

Positive attitude affects physical therapy outcome

How a person feels mentally and emotionally can make or break their course of physical therapy. For Carl Hohman, the bond formed with his rehabilitation team helps keep his spirits high. Learn how a positive attitude can help you.

December 17, 2019

5 things you need to know about mental health and girls

One in 6 adolescent or teen children experience a mental disorder each year. Being a preteen or teen girl can be especially challenging. Get 5 tips to positively impact mental health in a teen girl in your life.

Jessie Wolf LICSW By Jessie Wolf December 13, 2019