• Wellness Awareness

    Know your treatment options for knee osteoarthritis


    Are you one of the estimated 27 million with osteoarthritis? It’s the most common form of arthritis in the knee. Caused by normal wear and tear on joints due to age, weight, activity as well as injury or trauma, it can lead to pain or stiffness that interferes with daily activities.

  • Wellness Awareness

    10 tips to avoid slips, trips and falls this winter


    Cold weather brings more than ice and snow to our area. It also increases the risk of slips, trips and falls. Here are tips to help you maintain your balance and keep moving despite snowy, icy or wet conditions.

  • Wellness Awareness

    Why choose a nurse practitioner as your healthcare partner?


    What exactly is a nurse practitioner (NP), and how are they different from nurses or physicians? If you don’t know the answer to these questions, know that you’re not alone. Many people aren’t sure what nurse practitioners do and how they can care for your health and well-being. 

  • Wellness Awareness

    5 simple ways to reduce your risk of falling at home


    Most falls occur at home –– and most broken bones result from falls at home, too. Falls can cause serious injury to people of all ages and, for the elderly, falls can lead to a tragic loss of independence and mobility. Fortunately, you can make simple changes in your house to cut your risk of falling in half. If you’re worried about falling at home, here are five easy ways to make your house safer.

  • Wellness Awareness

    How does music affect your health?


    We all know that music can have a profound effect on us emotionally. A rousing fight song can inspire an athlete for the big game. A series of just a few notes in a symphonic movement can inspire us to tears. A familiar tune on the radio can instantly transport us back to memories of years gone by. What many of us don’t know, however, is that music can do more than provoke our emotions. Music can have a positive effect on us on the cellular level. 

  • Wellness Awareness

    Know when to choose primary care, urgent care or the ER


    When it’s 9:00 p.m. Friday and that nagging cough is getting worse, it’s hard to know what to do. Go to the emergency room? Wait for your doctor’s office to open on Monday? Find an urgent care center nearby?

    Here is a quick guide to get you going in the right direction.

  • Wellness Awareness

    Protecting Your Knees and Treating Knee Arthritis


    While the knee is the MVP joint of the body, it can begin to wear out over time if protective measures aren’t taken. 

  • Wellness Awareness

    5 Ways to Build Stress Resilience


    Is it possible to escape stress?

    Many of us daydream about how we could avoid stress in our daily lives: by dropping everything and moving to Hawaii, or perhaps by winning the lottery, never to work another day in our lives. But the fact is, stress is inevitable. No matter whether you’re on a beach in Hawaii or sitting at your desk at work, stress happens.

  • Wellness Awareness

    Wellness begins with knowing your health numbers


    Blood pressure, heart rate and body mass measurements are more than numbers on a screen. They tell an important story about a person’s overall health and well-being. The numbers also give warning signs of potential health risks.

  • Wellness Awareness

    Washing your hands prevents illness during cold and flu season


    During cold and flu season, it’s important to remember that germs are everywhere. Washing your hands frequently and properly is the best way to reduce the number of microbes on your hands and prevent the spread of illness.

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