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Patient reflects on surgical experience during pandemic

Diane Baier needed a last-minute surgical procedure before a planned trip, but then the COVID-19 pandemic changed how health care was delivered. Learn how changes the surgical team made kept her and others safe.

June 2, 2020

Healthy home advice: Falls, chemicals, medications, sharps

When thinking about staying healthy, your home may seem like the safest place. A big part of being healthy means preventing accidents and injuries in your own home. Consider these safety tips.

Marie Morris MD By Marie Morris June 1, 2020

The art of kindness

Kindness is a quality of being. The act of giving kindness often is simple, free, positive and healthy.

Steve Siegle, L.P.C. By Steve Siegle May 29, 2020

Setting SMART goals

Whether you’re starting a new exercise program, trying to eat healthier or find some time for yourself, setting a SMART goal positions you for success.

May 27, 2020

Stepped-up safety measures for surgery

Chad Meacham slipped and ruptured a disk in his neck, which required surgery. Learn how enhanced safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic protect him and others during surgery.

May 26, 2020

Women and stroke: What you need to know

Stroke is the third leading cause of death for women, and each year 55,000 more women than men have a stroke. But there's good news: You can so something about it.

May 25, 2020

With stroke, time is survival

Stroke symptoms come on suddenly, and there’s an acronym to make it easy to recognize and act on these symptoms: Think FAST.

May 22, 2020

Childhood vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are thoughtful about bringing children to public spaces, including clinics. However, families should keep children on the recommended vaccine schedule. Learn why.

Jennifer Johnson DO By Jennifer Johnson May 21, 2020

COVID-19 and spiritual life: What do we do now?

The "what comes next" question is important in our society today as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. So what do we do now? Here are three ways we can choose to deal with dubious times.

May 20, 2020

Help stop the spread of respiratory illness: Masking options

The CDC recommends everyone wear a mask while in public. We'll help you find the best options for you and your family.

Joseph Krien MD By Joseph Krien May 20, 2020

Video visits keep patient, doctor connected during pandemic

Debbie Doble was diagnosed with breast cancer, but the COVID-19 pandemic halted face-to-face appointments. Find out how she continued care from the convenience of her home using video visits.

May 19, 2020

COVID-19 and lung conditions: What you need to know

People with underlying lung conditions, such as asthma or COPD, have been identified as having an increased risk of developing serious respiratory complications from COVID-19. Get tips to prevent getting the virus.

Muhammad Rishi, M.D. By Muhammad Rishi May 18, 2020