General Health

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Submitted by Cheri Will, RN, Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Coordinator, Beebe Healthcare

Sexual violence is a major health concern in the United States and worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that 44.6 percent of woman and 22.2 percent of men will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. Sexual violence can negatively impact...
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Part Two: Eating to Reduce Inflammation

Submitted by Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN

This is part two in a two-part series examining the link between food and inflammation. Read Part One here. Inflammation can cause a number of health issues – from arthritis to cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. A healthcare provider may recommend a diet that aims to reduce inflammation...
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Part One: The Connection Between Nutrition, Inflammation, & Pain

Submitted by Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN

This is part one in a two-part series examining the link between food and inflammation. Read Part Two here. The word inflammation is derived from the Latin root “inflammare,” which means “to flame within.” Inflammation is part of the human body’s immune system defense against injury, infection, or...
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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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