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Feb 05 2024
Bare feet with bunions, toenails painted red
Surgery

Bunions 101—What You Need to Know

Understanding Bunions and How to Manage Them That bony outgrowth on the inside of your big toe – the one [...]
Feb 05 2024
Smiling Senior couple in gym working out using dumbbell
Wellness

The Power of Strength Training at Every Age

Strength training is not just for bodybuilders or athletes; it holds incredible benefits for individuals of all ages. Regular strength [...]
Feb 05 2024
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Nutrition

Pros and Cons of Intermittent Fasting

Ready to jump on the fasting hype train? Hold up! Let’s weigh the pros and cons of intermittent fasting (IF) [...]
Feb 05 2024
Senior woman meditating in lotus position at home
Wellness

Unlock the Power of Meditation 

It’s not easy to find moments of peace and tranquility when life is busy and stressful. Our minds are bombarded [...]
Feb 05 2024
Eye Care

Four steps to sparkling clean eyeglasses

Wearing glasses can be a hassle sometimes. They get dirty easily, and when the smudges and fingerprints blur your sight, [...]
Dec 26 2023
Wine glass on wood table with twinkling lights and sign that reads Dry January
Wellness

Once the confetti settles, Dry January is your chance to reset

After a holiday season filled with cheers, bubbly, and merry-making, maybe Dry January is worth considering. If you decide to [...]
Dec 26 2023
Man bundled in blue parka and snow goggles holds a shovel during heavy snowfall
Emergency , Rehabilitation

Don’t let the snow get you down: Tips for safe snow shoveling

We’re well into winter, and while the snow has eluded us so far, it won’t be long before we’re breaking [...]
Dec 26 2023
Sweet potato slices topped with cheese cranberries and thyme
Recipes

Sweet potato brie bites for the holidays

Craving a holiday appetizer that’s both festive and comforting? Look no further than these Sweet Potato Brie Bites! With warm [...]
Nov 30 2023
Active senior woman with dog on a walk in a beautiful autumn nature.
Wellness

5 unexpected benefits of walking

This is no new headline: walking is good for our health! Walking helps us maintain a healthy weight, strengthens our [...]
Nov 30 2023
Man hand holding blue ribbon with mustache for supporting 'Movember' to bring awareness to men's health issues
Family Medicine

Spotlight on Men’s Health: Understanding BPH

‘No Shave November’ and ‘Movember‘ have sparked a movement among men to ditch their razors, embrace their facial hair, and [...]
Nov 30 2023
Vegetarian hamburgers made from plant-based grilled burgers
Nutrition

A beginner’s guide to plant-based meat

If you’re considering transitioning to a plant-based diet, kudos to you! You’re embarking on a journey towards a healthier and [...]
Nov 30 2023
Close-up of a female hand in a white sweater holds a blue cup with a sad smiley
Mental Health

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Beyond the winter blues

Are you feeling down during these cold, short fall and winter days? You’re not alone. You may be experiencing Seasonal [...]
Nov 30 2023
Breastmilk pump, storage bags, breast pads, and baby toy, all against a pink and blue background
Birth Center

What do I need to know about storing breast milk?

As a new mother, sometimes you may find yourself pumping breast milk for a few feedings during the day to [...]
Nov 03 2023
Optometrist conducting an eye exam
Eye Care

What is an optometrist and when should you see one?

Your vision is precious, and taking care of it should be a priority. Visiting an optometrist can help you maintain [...]
Nov 03 2023
Bethany Sjodin and Kasey Lindstrom, organ donor and organ recipient
Patient Story

From healer to hero: One nurse’s unconventional lifesaving act

Finding a kidney for Kasey: Welia Health nurse becomes a living organ donor In late December of 2022, in an [...]
Nov 03 2023
Physical therapist working with a patient on his shoulder
Rehabilitation

Seven reasons you should choose physical therapy

If you are recovering from an injury or managing chronic pain, physical therapy can be an effective treatment option. Physical [...]
Nov 03 2023
Older man smiling at the cat sitting on his shoulder
Mental Health

The purrfect prescription: Health benefits of owning a cat

If you’re a cat person, you’re familiar with the serene calm that envelops you when your cat purrs on your [...]
Nov 03 2023
Newborn sleeping on back with pacifier in his mouth
Birth Center

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: What every parent needs to know

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is a term that sends chills down the spine of any parent. It’s an [...]
Nov 03 2023
Avocado toast topped with a hard boiled egg and herbs
Nutrition

Upgrade your breakfast game with avocado toast

Avocado toast has taken the breakfast scene by storm in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. This trendy [...]
Oct 20 2023
Orthopedic robotic arm used in surgery
Orthopedics

Orthopedic surgeon explains robot-assisted joint replacements

Orthopedic surgeon, Siegfried Feierabend, MD, showcases the groundbreaking use of robotic technology in joint replacements. Experience less pain and faster [...]
Sep 19 2023
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Surgery

Colonoscopy and Cologuard: The pros and cons

Over two decades ago, Katie Couric, anchor of the “Today Show,” shared her own colonoscopy live on morning television. Motivated [...]
Sep 19 2023
Physical therapist working on a man's taped up ankle
Rehabilitation , Sports Medicine

Sprain or strain? What’s the difference?

Ouch! You’ve hurt your ankle. But here’s the thing, is it a sprain or a strain? People often mix up [...]
Sep 19 2023
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Emergency , Pharmacy

Essentials items to include in your first aid kit

A well-stocked first aid kit can be the difference between life and death in an emergency. Whether at home, in [...]
Sep 19 2023
Mother breastfeeding her baby
Birth Center

Five breastfeeding positions every new mom should know

For new mothers, breastfeeding can be both an overwhelming and incredible experience. With the bond that it creates between you [...]
Sep 19 2023
Split screen of younger woman on the left and older woman on the right
Family Medicine

The secrets to aging gracefully

Aging is a sensitive topic. It can be difficult to face the fact that we are no longer as spry [...]
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