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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Improves Wound Healing

Submitted by Bonnie Cunningham, GCNS-BC, CWOCN

Chronic, non-healing wounds are an issue in almost all areas of medicine. Wounds associated with diabetes are a major factor in amputations and early death. Problem wounds caused by vascular disease, trauma, necrotizing infections, or radiation injury are regularly seen in physicians’ offices. It...
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Stayin’ Alive: CPR Saves Lives

Submitted by Eugene Isaac, PA-C, MSPAS

This New Year there will be many resolutions aimed at improving our health. Eat better, move more, quit doing this, start doing that; but, statistics show the majority of those resolutions will be broken, if they’re not already. Resolutions are hard to keep. How can we improve our success? Make a...
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Exercise and Set SMART goals to get fit

Submitted by Rita Karapurkar Williams, MA, CHES

The New Year is a time to reflect on the past year, while making resolutions and planning for the upcoming year. The top two New Year’s resolutions are getting fit and losing weight. For both, and simply for overall health and wellbeing, exercise is a key component! According to the U.S. Department...
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Lifting Our Spirits With Coloring

Whether walking, standing or sitting on the beach, many of us have experienced the indescribable joy that comes from watching a magnificent sunset spread vibrant colors across the sky and onto the water of the Delaware Bay or Atlantic Ocean. Coloring, that pastime we identify with children, can...
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Red & Processed Meats: Delicious or Dangerous?

Submitted by Jaclyn Hennemuth MS, RD, LDN

If you follow the latest diet and nutrition trends, it was hard to miss the most recent report on red and processed meats from the World Health Organization (WHO). Scary headlines claiming processed meats are as bad as smoking had people dropping their bacon cheeseburger and ordering a salad. While...
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The Benefits of Working with a Health Coach

Submitted by Rita Karapurkar Williams, MA, CHES

Do you ever wonder why it’s difficult to make some health changes you know would be good for you? Well, you’re not alone! In this age of information and technology, many people know what to do to be healthy. There are resources galore – websites, articles, videos, podcasts, lectures, webinars, and...
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Prepare for the Holidays

Holidays – a word with so much meaning for all of us, can also equate to unnecessary stress. We each experience the holidays differently. We talk about the things we want to do – the parades, shopping, decorating our homes, giving and doing for others, who is and isn’t coming - however, have we...
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Five Tips for COPD Patients

Submitted by Pam Lowe, Beebe Pulmonary Rehabilitation

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. "Progressive" means the disease gets worse over time. COPD can cause coughing that produces large amounts of mucus (a slimy substance), wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other...
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Autumn Safety Tips for Parents

Submitted by Stacey Fox, MD, FAAP

The weather is getting cooler, being back in school has lost its novelty, and Halloween decorations are everywhere—it must be fall! In addition to planning for safe costumes, trick-or-treating safety and candy safety this Halloween, there are other important ways to keep your family safe this Fall...
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Trick or Treat: Surviving the Sweetest Season

Submitted by By Taylor Schellhardt, MS, RD, LDN

With dozens of varieties of Halloween candy lining the shelves this October, avoiding your sweet tooth may prove to be very difficult. While it is still okay to indulge in Halloween treats, you might wish to educate yourself on some of the candies. In the following guide, you’ll find which...
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