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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

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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Women and Heart Disease – Take Steps to Decrease Your Risk

Submitted by Lynn Toth, RN, MSN, NP-C

Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus , a best-selling novel several years ago, clearly convinced women that emotionally they differed from men. Unfortunately, despite American Heart Association’s increased awareness campaign for women, 46% of women still don’t know their relationship to heart...
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Understanding the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans & Heart Health

Submitted by Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN

The release of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) has generated a lot of interest. The DGA are used to develop federal food, nutrition, and health policies and programs as well as education materials for schools, colleges, businesses, community groups, media, and the food industry...
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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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