Food That Boosts Mental Health

Mental Health Boosting Food

Implement food that boosts mental health into your daily life for a simple way to participate in National Self-Love Month this year. For many, a new year marks new beginnings – a time for a fresh start and alignment in day-to-day life. Many do this by setting goals and resolutions to implement into their life…

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Difference Between Outpatient and Inpatient Medical Services

Patient waits for outpatient service

Will your hospital procedure require you to stay overnight? In a hospital, the terms inpatient and outpatient are often used when referring to the type of procedure or services a patient receives. It is essential for you to know the difference between the two types of care to understand what to expect during and after…

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The Health and Wellness Checklist for 2023

Health & Wellness Yoga

New year, healthier you! Discover 10 essential tips for maintaining health and wellness in 2023. Over the next month, thousands will participate in the typical new year activities – buying a new planner with the new calendar year, creating a vision board that maps out the year ahead, and writing a list of resolutions to…

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Prevent Burn Injuries

Severe burn injury prevention

Avoid hazardous burn injuries with essential safety tips and learn the correct time to go to the ER based on burn severity.  We see it happen every year. Hundreds of thousands of patients of all ages are admitted to the hospital with burn injuries – ranging from minor to severe. With the right prevention, you…

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Emergency Room vs. Urgent care: Where should I go?

Physician provides emergency services

Determine if an ER or Urgent Care is the right choice for you in a sudden medical situation. When you’re suddenly feeling sick or have an unexpected injury, you have many options for “immediate” care – the emergency room, an urgent care facility, or a free-standing clinic. Do not let the challenge of choosing what…

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Winter Holiday Safety Tips to Avoid a Trip to the ER

Christmas decorations

Keep you and your loved ones out of the ER this holiday season with some prevention tips on some of the most common holiday accidents and injuries.   This time of year brings joy, cheer, and festivity for most of us. The weather grows colder, nights grow longer, and every time we turn around, it’s…

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What Are Emergency Room Laboratory Services

ER Laboratory

Explore the benefits of on-site laboratory services in micro-hospitals. Did you know you could visit your neighborhood emergency room for just laboratory services only?  There is no denying the vital component laboratory services play in an emergency room. Emergency rooms provide a wide range of medical services and treat various illnesses with different levels of…

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Elf on the Shelf Doctor’s Note

Elf on The Shelf

Parents, get your official Elf on the Shelf doctor’s note today and get 3 days off from all elf duties! Calling all Elf on The Shelf Parents!  It’s that time of year again. Hanging lights, preparing a gift list for Santa, hot chocolate, and of course, your child’s favorite – Elf on the Shelf. Over…

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Regional Thanksgiving Dishes Across America  

Thanksgiving turkey cutting

Explore the unique dishes each region of the United States makes to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and add them to your recipe book. Depending on where you are in the United States, your Thanksgiving dinner table may look slightly different. From the deep South to the Midwest to New England, each region of America has…

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The Most Common Winter Respiratory Illnesses 

winter respiratory illness in lungs

Discover this year’s top respiratory illnesses and learn how to prevent them from affecting your life.  It is that time of year again. You know, the one where you cough once, and everyone in the room gives you a death stare. The winter months are known to bring cold weather and a long list of…

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Detecting Breast Cancer Early

This October, we would like to increase awareness about early detection and breast cancer education. We encourage women everywhere to monitor their bodies closely for signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Breast cancer touches many lives. One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. In the United…

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Ways to Help a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and whether you are seeking to help someone with Alzheimer’s or are the individual that cares for a person that’s been diagnosed, we have some helpful tips on ways to lend a hand. In order to help, you first need to understand what the disease is and be aware of…

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We’re Here for Your Children

children

We know that kids can get sick or hurt at any given time. Not to worry though; we’re here for you and your family. Our physicians are board-certified and trained to treat pediatric ER cases, and with on-site imaging and laboratory, we are prepared to make your child’s visit quick and comfortable. Our location offers…

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Eat Your Veggies

veggies

June 17th is National Eat Your Vegetables Day and the perfect time to try those veggies you’ve been avoiding since you were a kid. All vegetables carry healthful dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals, but some are full of exceptional health benefits! Depending on your diet, nutritional needs, and overall well-being some specific vegetables may offer…

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Family Health and Fitness Day!

It’s time to get up and get active for National Family Health and Fitness Day on June 8th! The National Recreation and Park Association has created this day to encourage families to participate in healthy physical activity and to help promote the importance of parks and recreation in keeping communities active and healthy. Looking for…

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Recognizing A Stroke Can Save Your Life

stroke

Did you know that May is National Stroke Awareness Month? We’re sharing some facts and need to know information about what a stroke looks like, how to lower your chances of having one, and what the risks are. What is a stroke The American Stroke Association defines a stroke as “a disease that affects the…

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Protecting Your Brain: TBI Awareness

brain

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Each year, this initiative aims to raise awareness of the growing prevalence of traumatic brain injuries and how we can better protect ourselves. First, let’s review how our brains work! The brain is a part of your body’s central nervous system, and it functions by sending and receiving vast…

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Understanding the Thyroid Gland

thyroid

What is your thyroid capable of? Although small, the thyroid is mighty, and it can cause a variety of health issues. Many symptoms connected to thyroid conditions go ignored or undiagnosed, but they’re probably more common than you think. According to the American Thyroid Association, over 200 million people in the U.S. struggle with a…

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The Difference between COVID-19, the Flu, Allergies, RSV, and a Cold

sick girl

We’ve all been there; you wake up with a sore throat and your brain immediately starts rattling off the possible sicknesses you’ve caught. With cold and flu season colliding with COVID-19 spikes, it’s hard to tell what you’ve come down with. Cue the frantic Googling! To help settle some of the confusion, we’ve provided a…

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10 Fresh Approaches to the New Year

New Years Resolutions

In a few days, we’ll be watching the ball drop and welcoming 2022! For some, a new year brings a chance to have a fresh start. For others, the pressure of “starting over” every January can feel overwhelming. We’re discussing a few healthy intentions you can take with you into the new year, and how…

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The Benefits of Yoga

yoga

Inhale…Exhale… Let’s talk about stress relief. With everything going on in the world today, it can be hard not to feel anxious on a regular basis. But, with stress having such a negative effect on overall health, it’s important we learn the tools to help manage our feelings and decompress when needed.     One tool…

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Vegetables You Should Be Eating

Summer is in full swing, and we all want to look and feel our best. Today is National Eat Your Vegetables Day, the perfect time to up your veggie intake and diversify your palate! You know vegetables are good for you, but how? We’re breaking down what in-season vegetables offer which specific health benefits, complete…

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Coffee Culture – Caffeine Awareness Month

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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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

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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Go with Your Gut and Improve Digestive Health

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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10 Holiday Recipes from Around the World

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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A Special Thank You to Our Doctors

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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