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From The Blog

Clean up your hand-washing skills

Help your kids clean up their hand-washing skills before school starts. Here are some tips and a coloring sheet to get them motivated.

August 10, 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

Record keeping can help you lose weight — and keep it off

Does it seem like you are eating all the right foods, exercising and your weight still isn’t going down? If you’re not keeping track of what you’re eating and what you’re doing for exercise, you need to start.

Shirley Shelley, R.D. By Shirley Shelley February 10, 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

Mental and Emotional Health Assessment

Many aspects impact your mental and emotional health, including worry, mood, sleep, stress, relationships and alcohol consumption. Take a few minutes to answer 9 questions that will help evaluate your wellness.

July 30, 2019

How to create happiness

It may seem hard to believe, but there is a lot of truth behind the idea that happiness is a choice. It's unrealistic, of course, to snap your fingers and decide to be happy. So, just how can you do that?

June 25, 2019

Good bacteria for your gut

The lining of your digestive tract is covered in microscopic creatures, mostly bacteria, called a microbiome, which plays a large role in your health. Find out how to maintain a healthy microbiome.

May 24, 2019

Exercises for a happy back

Don't let back pain slow you down. Learn how to stretch and strengthen your back properly to keep you moving.

May 21, 2019

15-minute workout: Core

Busy day? We all know how hard it can be to fit a workout into our schedule, but why not get started with a 15-minute home workout using a stability ball?

March 14, 2019

How to determine foot arch type

Are you thinking of getting a new pair of athletic shoes? Be sure to check your arch type before buying.

October 12, 2018

Are you ready to change habits to lose weight?

Your success in losing weight depends, in large part, on your readiness to take on the challenge. Take this assessment to find out if you're ready.

September 17, 2018

15-minute workout: Combo exercises

Busy day? We all know how hard it can be to fit a workout into our schedule, but why not get started with a 15-minute home workout using combo exercises?

July 16, 2018