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From The Blog

Mindful snacking at home

It's easy to reach for a snack if you feel stressed or bored. Here are some tips about being mindful with the types and amount of snacks you eat while at home.

Eileen Dutter, R.D. By Eileen Dutter April 2, 2020

What to expect before, during a colonoscopy

Male or female, health care professionals now recommend screenings for colorectal cancer beginning at age 45. A colonoscopy is the gold standard. Here's what to expect before and during the procedure.

Jaime Zighelboim, M.D. By Jaime Zighelboim March 31, 2020

6 tips for making the most of your health care video appointment

During this time of social distancing, learn how video appointments are changing the way you receive care and how you can make the most of your visit using technology.

Zachary Merten, M.D. By Zachary Merten March 31, 2020

5 tips for setting up your home workspace

If you recently moved to a new office space, it's important for you to assess the ergonomics so you are comfortable while working. Here are five things you can do to keep productive.

Kevin Hardesty By Kevin Hardesty March 29, 2020

Help kids unplug while school is closed

Our kids are using technology to keep up with schoolwork and their friends. But it's also important to help them unplug. Here are some ideas of things you can try today.

March 27, 2020

Convenient health care delivered to your home

You and your family can continue to receive the care you need while practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how Patient Online Services can work for you.

March 27, 2020

Helping your teen with social distancing

How do you help teens cope with cancellation of activities due to COVID-19? We'll show you ways to acknowledge feelings and give you 10 coping strategies.

Lisa Hardesty PhDLP By Lisa Hardesty March 24, 2020

Understanding your colon cancer screening options

Finding colon cancer at its earliest stage provides the greatest chance for a cure. That's why health care providers now recommend colon cancer screenings beginning at age 45. Learn about your options.

Daisy Batista MD By Daisy Batista March 24, 2020

Maintaining human connection in time of social distancing

Connection with people is an important part of our society. Today, we are faced with a community test in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic, which challenges us to be creative in how we maintain our social connections. Here are some tips.

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham March 23, 2020

Connect to the care you need with Patient Online Services

Staying engaged in your health care is important. Patient Online Services is a free, secure and convenient online resource that connects you to your health care team and helps you manage your health from the comfort of your home.

March 22, 2020

15-minute workouts you can do at home

Many gyms and fitness facilities likely are closed due to social distancing requirements. However, staying active is important not only for your body, but for your mind. Here are three 15-minute workouts you can do at home.

Andrew Jagim PhD By Andrew Jagim March 18, 2020

Deferral of elective appointments, surgeries due to COVID-19

As part of our response to COVID-19, we will defer elective surgeries, procedures and clinic visits beginning March 23.

March 18, 2020