Planning Ahead to Eat Right

As part of National Nutrition Month, the 2020 Eat Right, Bite by Bite theme incorporates Cook & Prep and Meal Planning as important steps into helping us achieve optimal nutrition. With decreased grocery store visits and less supplies readily available, now is the perfect time to focus in on these key steps. Meal Planning: Your …

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Eat Right, Bite by Bite

March is National Nutrition Month which means this is a great time of the year to re-focus on including healthy eating habits into our daily lives. This year’s theme for National Nutrition Month is Eat Right, Bite by Bite. Good nutrition doesn’t have to be overwhelming; instead, small changes in your diet and lifestyle can …

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Heart Healthy Living

As the rates of obesity continue to steadily rise in our country, the diagnoses of heart disease are also increasing and being diagnosed at younger ages. The statistics are overwhelming; according to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death for men, women, and people …

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Hepatitis C

In 2016 the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) stated 2.4 million people have Hepatitis C living in the United States. People born from 1945-1964 are “baby boomers.” The CDC recommends that all baby boomers be tested for Hepatitis C because they could have been infected by medical equipment before universal precautions were adopted …

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Vitamin D and Your Health

What do you think of when you hear Vitamin D levels? Do you think of osteoporosis or bone fractures? This vitamin is needed to grow and maintain strong bones. It helps absorb calcium from foods and supplements. Having a good level is also proven to boost energy from within the cells. Doctors are concerned that …

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What is Speech Therapy?

What is Speech Therapy?

Speech Language Pathology (or Speech Therapy) involves the study, diagnosis and treatment of disorders that relate to speech, language, swallowing, fluency, voice and communication. A Speech Language Pathologist helps people who struggle with speech disorders because of developmental delays, stokes, brain injuries, learning disabilities, hearing loss and other problems that can affect speech, such as …

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3D Mammography

3D Mammography: What Is It?

The American Cancer Society defines 3D mammography as the following: Breast tomosynthesis (also known as digital breast tomosynthesis [DBT] or 3D mammography): For this newer type of mammogram, the breast is compressed once, and a machine takes many low-dose x-rays as it moves in an arc over the breast. A computer then puts the images together into a …

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Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy is a Lifestyle

“Change might not be fast and it isn’t always easy. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be reshaped.”– Charles Duhigg The end of the year is coming up, which means people start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. In 2018, during the months of November and December, NPR and The Marist Poll asked …

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