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11 tips for coping with a cancer diagnosis

If you've been diagnosed with cancer, knowing what to expect can lower your stress level. Use these 11 suggestions to learn more about your diagnosis, and improve resilience and coping skills.

September 16, 2021
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Helping people, changing lives: 3 health benefits of volunteering

Volunteers make a difference in the lives of others, but did you know that volunteering can benefit your health? Learn about 3 physical, mental and social benefits of donating your time and talents.

Angela Thoreson LSW By Angela Thoreson September 16, 2021
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What’s the deal with probiotics?

You may have heard about "healthy" bacteria called probiotics. Do they really help with gut health and digestive issues? Find out what to do before you start taking probiotics.

Lisa Hayes MD By Lisa Hayes September 15, 2021
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Consider T.I.M.E. when dealing with sepsis

More than 40% of adults are unfamiliar with the dangers of sepsis, which occurs as a result of infection. Use this tool to recognize the signs and symptoms, and get immediate care.

Joseph Poterucha DO By Joseph Poterucha September 14, 2021
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Top 5 reasons for joint replacement

Do you have a creaky knee, achy hip, wobbly ankle or grinding shoulder? Here are the top 5 reasons other patients make an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon to discuss joint replacement.

Jacob Ziegler MD By Jacob Ziegler September 13, 2021
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A closer look at lactose intolerance

When you love milk, but it doesn't love you back, you may be lactose-intolerant. Take a closer look at this common condition, including causes, ways to minimize symptoms and how you still can eat well.

Romi Londre RDN By Romi Londre September 10, 2021
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Back pain self-care tips

Almost 80% of adults say they have experienced back pain. Follow these steps to protect from further injury and ease your pain.

Kendall Snyder, M.D. By Kendall Snyder September 9, 2021
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Top 3 reasons to see an orthopedic provider

Whether you've broken a bone, are dealing with a sports injury or arthritis is affecting your joints, find out why you should consider seeing an orthopedics specialist.

Robert Cates DO By Robert Cates September 8, 2021
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Coronavirus vs. flu: Similarities, differences

COVID-19 and the flu have many similarities and some key differences. Find out what to know and how to protect yourself from these diseases.

September 8, 2021
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What parents need to know about college students and depression

Many college students struggle with depression or anxiety. As school resumes, be sure to talk about these conditions with your student, and brush up on symptoms and warning signs so you can step in with help, if needed.

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham September 7, 2021
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What effect does alcohol have on your health — and your liver?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, national alcohol sales have increased more than 50%. Learn about the serious effects alcohol has on your well-being and body.

Omar Mousa MBBS By Omar Mousa September 3, 2021
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Hidden signs of vision problems in children

Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of your child's development. Regular eye screenings and exams can detect many vision problems early. Find out what to look for.

Misty Watters DO By Misty Watters September 1, 2021