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What We Know about COVID-19 in 2021

Jan 20, 2021

Nearly a year after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic, we have been hearing more hopeful news as governments have begun distributing vaccines to certain priority groups, including healthcare providers, first responders and at-risk individuals,including those...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Bariatric surgery patient is happy with the results of her weight loss surgery...

8 Benefits of Bariatric Surgery Besides Weight Loss

Jan 18, 2021

When it comes to the benefits of bariatric surgery, there’s more than meets the eye! We asked Dr. John Mason, bariatric surgeon at St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital, to share the most common benefits his patients experience after a weight loss procedure. Here's what he had to say:  Bariatric...

Weight Loss
Woman establishes good habits as part of her daily routine with a positive mindset.

How To Build Healthy Habits That Last

Jan 13, 2021

Our daily lives are filled with habits, good ones and bad ones. Think about what time you usually wake up, how you get ready for your day, what you eat, how you work, or how you spend your free time. From here, you can identify patterns. When we look at these patterns, we might see actions we like...

General Health & Wellness
Resolutions - Body
Resolutions - Mind
Resolutions - Spirit
New Year’s resolutions are set with a positive, optimistic mindset.

Why New Year’s Resolutions Are Possible With Self-Compassion

Jan 08, 2021

There’s a lot of excitement that comes with setting New Year’s resolutions. Taking a chance to improve certain aspects of our lives gives many people hope and motivation at the start of the year. You’re probably familiar with the most common New Year’s resolutions: Get in shape Eat healthier Save...

General Health & Wellness
 Woman improves her overall health and wellness by maintaining and paying attention to her thyroid..

How Each Part of The Body Is Affected by the Thyroid

Jan 07, 2021

The thyroid is a gland that sits on the front of your neck, just below your Adam’s apple. And while it’s only two inches long, it can control many of your body’s essential functions. Thyroid hormones are used throughout your body, affecting a wide range of activities, including metabolism, growth...

General Health & Wellness
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What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccines

Jan 06, 2021

The successful testing and now distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines have been perhaps the most hopeful developments since the initial spread of the virus. But with this optimistic news comes a lot of chatter, both from qualified and unqualified sources. You've likely seen many posts about it on...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
COVID-19 Vaccine
Woman practices self-compassion at the office to lower stress.

The Mental and Physical Benefits of Self-Kindness

Dec 15, 2020

Many people are able to show compassion or kindness to others, but to treat oneself with goodwill is an undervalued skill with important benefits. Self-compassion is the ability to turn understanding and acceptance inward, and recent studies have found that it has both physical and psychological...

General Health & Wellness
Vials of a COVID-19 vaccine move through a machine during production.

What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccines

Dec 10, 2020

If you watch the news or spend time on social media, you’ve probably heard about several COVID-19 vaccines that are seeking emergency-use authorization from the FDA. But what does this mean for you? We’ve been receiving a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, so here’s what we know so far....

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Your Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Our Top Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Christmas 2020

Dec 09, 2020

Even more than usual, everyone is looking for ways to stay healthy this winter. So when you’re shopping for gifts this holiday season, consider giving something they’ll really appreciate: thoughtful presents that focus on health and wellness. Because no matter how long the pandemic lasts, it’s...

General Health & Wellness

Simple Steps to Help with Back Pain

Dec 08, 2020

Back pain is an extremely common condition, with at least 80% of Americans experiencing it in their lifetimes. This does not mean it’s something you should ever ignore, however. There are several different potential causes for chronic back pain, and it may be difficult to identify the source behind...

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
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