Are You Sick of Seasonal Allergies and Sinusitis? Consider an Integrative Approach! By Stephanie Mellor, DNP, ARNP, Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine It is estimated that nearly 37 million Americans are […]
Valeri Gungor had just moved to Cedar Rapids for her dream job. She seemed to have it all––a loving family, a happy home, and now, a great career. But there was one thing in Val’s life that seemed to hold her back––her weight. […]
The local Home Instead Senior Care® office is offering a unique approach to help Cedar Rapids and Linn County families manage the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other dementias––diseases that eventually rob seniors of their memories and independence. Free training for families caring for these older adults is now available through online e-learning modules, available at HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com. […]
Have you ever experienced the embarrassment of excessive blushing? Do your cheeks turn bright pink or red more easily than those you are around? Do you have red acne-type bumps on your cheeks as an adult? Do you get flushed easily when you consume spicy food or alcohol? […]
How could anything like this happen to anyone so young? At the age of 56, I found myself with a pain in the neck. Literally, my neck was killing me. It was mid-August when I found myself in urgent care. The pain then moved to my hips. I was in constant pain and had to give up a lot of organizing jobs and doing what I loved most, playing the trumpet. I saw a multitude of doctors, was given stronger and stronger pain medication and finally sent to specialists over an entire year. Finally, on Dec. 11, 2012, I had a total hip replacement. Finally, relief! Now, why should you know all this about me?
Did you resolve to get healthier in 2013? For many Americans, eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly is not enough. In fact, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 states that 75 to 95% of adults and children in North America eat less than the minimum recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables, which can hinder them from fighting off chronic diseases and building strong immune systems. […]
Rotator cuff tears are one of the more common shoulder injuries seen by primary care physicians and orthopedic surgeons alike. In 2008, more than two million people saw their physician for the evaluation of a rotator cuff problem. An injured or chronically damaged rotator cuff can cause pain as well as weakness. They can adversely affect sleep, mood, and work production. The key is to know the symptoms and see your doctor so that appropriate treatment can begin. […]
If you are like many American adults, you probably have several prescriptions that you take regularly for a variety of medical conditions. However, your medications will be most effective if you take them as prescribed. It’s important to understand the directions your physician and pharmacist give you about when and how to take your medications and to ask questions if you have concerns.
In 2008, more than two million people saw their physician for the evaluation of a rotator cuff shoulder injury. The key is to know the symptoms and see your doctor so that appropriate treatment can begin. […]