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Jun 10 2024
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Family Medicine

Ticked off? How to safely remove ticks

With summer here, we’re enjoying more time outside, which means a higher chance of encountering ticks. These tiny critters can [...]
Jun 10 2024
Doctor in an exam room talking to a male patient
Family Medicine

Calling all men! Are you overdue for your annual exam?

Imagine this: You’re playing catch with your kid, feeling great, when a sharp pain shoots through your chest. It might [...]
Jun 10 2024
sad little boy sitting near a pooln waiting to swim
Family Medicine

You can’t swim after eating—fact or myth?

We’ve all heard the age-old advice: “Wait 30 minutes after eating before swimming.” Whether it’s from your mother or something [...]
Jun 10 2024
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Women's Health

Should you try period underwear? 

Menstruation is a natural part of life for every woman, and yet the options for managing it have remained relatively [...]
May 14 2024
Speech therapist working with a child.
Rehabilitation

Communication disorders and the superheroes who treat them

Communication is a complex dance between our thoughts, words, and ability to understand others. Sometimes, things can go out of [...]
May 14 2024
Eye Care Center staff
Eye Care

Welia Health Eye Care Center’s enduring story

Committed to your vision, rooted in community The Welia Health Eye Care Center has deep roots in downtown Mora, dating [...]
May 14 2024
Blood pressure cuff and stethescope
Family Medicine

10 ways to lower blood pressure without medication

High blood pressure is a common condition that affects nearly half of all adults in the United States. While medications [...]
May 14 2024
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Wellness

Can I really become a runner? Yes, you can!

Are you looking to improve your overall health and wellness but don’t know where to start? The Couch to 5K [...]
Apr 15 2024
Welia Health OR team members sitting on a staircase with baby Amelia being held by her mother Rebecca
Patient Story

Celebrating inclusion and love: Rebecca’s journey with her daughter at Welia Health

In the bustling corridors of Welia Health, amidst the flurry of daily activity, there’s a story that embodies the essence [...]
Apr 15 2024
Women reclining in chair donating blood
Emergency

Be a hero: The impact of blood donation

Every two seconds in the United States, someone needs blood. This critical resource is essential for countless medical procedures, yet [...]
Apr 15 2024
Stressed out parents sitting on a couch as two children run about
Mental Health

Stress and the gender divide

Stress—it can wreak havoc on our minds and bodies. That’s why this month, during National Stress Awareness Month, we’re shining [...]
Apr 15 2024
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Birth Center

Baby’s first 12 months: A developmental adventure!

The first year of life is a whirlwind of wonder! Witnessing your baby blossom from a curious newborn to a [...]
Apr 15 2024
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Emergency

Top ten reasons to learn CPR

Emergencies can strike anywhere at any time. Whether it’s a choking incident at a restaurant, a sudden allergic reaction at [...]
Apr 15 2024
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Orthopedics , Rehabilitation , Sports Medicine

Turf toe troubles: A painful lesson in sports injuries

Welcome to this turf toe tutorial, where we’ll look at the basics of this pesky foot injury. Despite its playful [...]
Mar 18 2024
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Wellness

Bite-sized fitness: Exercise snacks for everyday

Feeling strapped for time but still want to reap the rewards of exercise? Exercise snacks to the rescue! This simple [...]
Mar 18 2024
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Social Services

Tackling addiction with more than one tool 

Addiction is a complex disease characterized by uncontrollable drug use despite harmful consequences. Overcoming addiction is a challenging journey, often [...]
Mar 18 2024
Man with shingles rash across his back being examined by a doctor
Family Medicine

Shingles: Chickenpox for grownups?

Remember the burning, itchy discomfort of chickenpox from your childhood? The varicella-zoster virus, which causes chickenpox, doesn’t always disappear along [...]
Mar 18 2024
Baby being bottlefed
Birth Center

Slow down, baby! The art of paced bottle-feeding

What if you could bottle feed while mimicking the natural rhythm of breastfeeding? This is what paced bottle feeding is [...]
Feb 05 2024
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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
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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
Dog kissing young girl wearing glasses, almost knocking them off
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 [...]
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