General Health

Don’t ignore gardening pain. It could signal something serious

Most people do not head for the garden planning to finish the day with aches and pains or a serious injury. Tending flowers, trimming bushes, planting a new tree, and even mowing the lawn, can be considered a way to relax and enjoy the outdoors. For the gardener, nothing is more satisfying than...
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Welcome Spring Into Our Lives

For most of us, it has been a long winter and allowing the cold days of winter to leave is a welcome relief. There seems to be nothing as dreary as cold, cloud filled days and wind that seems to blow coldness throughout our bodies. Winter has a way of keeping us in a state of hibernation and we are...
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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

About one in three women and one in four men will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Sexual violence is a major health concern in the United States and worldwide, but in 2019 there are more resources for...
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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

Each year starts off the same - with goals and resolutions that we hope to achieve, but that we often fall short of completing. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidelines, individuals should get at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate aerobic activity...
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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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