Does the warmth of a freshly brewed cup of coffee give you the strength to tackle the day? We all know the feeling of relying on our trusty friend caffeine to get us through a busy day when we can’t afford to be groggy. But, at what point does our dependency start to affect our…

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February 22-28 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDA Week). In a world where you can’t open an app, turn on the TV, or glance at a magazine rack without seeing a model with the “perfect look,” body image issues are widely common amongst teens and young adults. Although mainstream media has taken strides towards…

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One of the most common reasons people land in the ER is abdominal pain. The exact cause of stomach pain can be difficult to pinpoint, but more often than not, these issues stem from digestion problems. We hear a lot about the digestive system, usually in broad terms, but what all goes into our digestive…

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Providing the care you deserve It may be hard to remember a time when anything other than COVID-19 came to mind when you thought of the hospital. And although our healthcare workers on the frontlines have certainly given this pandemic their all, hospital and emergency room care extend far beyond the coronavirus.  As we take…

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No matter what holiday you celebrate, winter classics such as eggnog, stuffing, and sugar cookies frequent our tables in the U.S. But this year, we could all use a little more cheer, so break out the aprons and have some fun spicing up your traditional holiday menu with unique, eclectic recipes from all over the…

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We all have those days when things seem to slip our mind completely. Maybe you forgot to feed the dog before work or find yourself wondering why you walked into a room. But what happens when an older family member’s forgetfulness goes far beyond being absent-minded, and you fear this is the start of something…

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World Mental Health Day is October 10th, and this year in particular is a valuable time to open the conversation about mental and emotional health.  Psychological Impacts of COVID-19 Although life has seemingly started to move on and regain a degree of normalcy, the implications of this global pandemic are still prevalent. Many people are…

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Yoga is an ancient practice believed to have created over 5,000 years ago in Northern India by the Indus-Sarasvati civilization. The word “yoga” is even found in the Red Veda, known as the oldest sacred text in the world. Hatha yoga, or the physical practice, incorporates discipline to strengthen the body and mind. This osteopathic…

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Anyone who has struggled with addiction knows that the road to recovery is not an easy one. No matter what the vice, it takes a tremendous amount of willpower, strength, and courage to act against an impulse so strong. Fighting to overcome addiction is an uphill battle, and once you have finally reached the top,…

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a campaign founded and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). This movement was established in 1987 to encourage communities to start the conversation about addiction and help reduce the stigma around alcoholism. Did you know? Over 65 million Americans reported binge drinking last month. (That’s…

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Monday, March 30th is National Doctors’ Day, and what an appropriate time to shine a light on all the remarkable doctors who dedicate their lives to keeping us safe and healthy! After all the years of determination, schooling, testing, practice, and work it takes to earn the title, it’s only then that a doctor’s work…

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February 9-15 is Heart Failure Awareness Week! Congestive Heart Failure occurs when the heart doesn’t pump blood the way it should, and there are more than 200,000 cases of it every year in the US. The good news is, according to the CDC, 80% of cardiovascular disease, including heart failure, are preventable by reducing the…

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Do you feel like your habits are perpetuating a negative cycle? Do you have a hard time not “crossing the line?” How are your relationships and mental health doing?    It’s the beginning of a new decade, and we encourage you to come face to face with these questions. The new year is the perfect time…

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