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Robyn Teply, PharmD, BCACP, MBA

This Test Could Save Your Life – The Deadly Disease Baby Boomers are 5 Times More Likely to Have


Baby boomers, this question is for you: Could you be walking around unaware that you have a silent, deadly disease? The answer is yes for three out of four people with hepatitis C. They have the disease but have not experienced symptoms or been tested. Boomers in particular need to be aware because an estimated 75 percent of those with hepatitis C were born between 1945 and 1965. National prevalence data show that people born during this 20-year span are five times more likely than other adults to be infected with the hepatitis C virus. For that reason, one lifetime hepatitis C screening is resoundingly recommended for everyone born during that time frame, regardless of risk factors. It’s a simple … Continue reading

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Ellen Thomsen, MS, RD, LMNT

Farmer’s market finds have major health benefits

Weight Management

Local farmer’s markets will be in full swing through October. This means plenty of time to cash in on the health benefits that fall produce has to offer. From broccoli to swiss chard, these plants provide major benefits in the form of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. While visiting your local market this weekend, be sure to check out these finds and more. Farmer’s Market Find Health Benefits How To Prepare: Apples • Rich in antioxidants which help prevent diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. • Dip slices into Greek yogurt • Homemade applesauce • Sprinkle slices with cinnamon and bake Broccoli • Excellent source of Vitamin K, which plays a role in blood clotting and bone health. • Sautee with olive … Continue reading

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Kaitlyn Pauly, MS, RD, LMNT

5 Keys to Successfully Eating Healthy

Weight Management, Wellness

Have you ever wondered what you can do to minimize your waistline? It all starts at the grocery store. In order to eat healthy, we need to start buying the right foods and prepare it for success. Here are some tips to help you plan accordingly: Try the Rule of 2: Rotate through 2 breakfasts/2 lunches and 2 suppers per week (keeps grocery shopping easy and meal planning shorter) Do a Cart check: is half of your cart produce? ½ protein? ¼ carbohydrates? Organize a Fridge re-do: don’t put uncut unprepared veggies in the bottom drawer to rot, instead cut them right away or buy the pre-cut and put them at eye level in your fridge, put your less healthy … Continue reading

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CHI Health

5 Things You Need to Know About Walking


We’ve all heard that walking is good for our health.  Here are five things you’ll want to consider before going on your next walk. 1. Is walking better on your joints than running? If you consider just the impact alone, then over the long haul walking is less stressful on the joints. Whether you choose to walk, run, or combine the two, the benefits outweigh the potential harm you may or may not do to your joints. 2. Are those toe shoes all they’re cracked up to be? There isn’t a lot of research in regard to toe shoes. There are many factors to consider such as how much training are you doing in these shoes, what kind of surface … Continue reading

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Tim Hron, MA, LIMHP

How to Make Sure Your Kids are Ready For This School Year

Mental Health, Wellness

Hello fellow parents! It’s that time of year again where we begin to prepare our kids to return to school. I can already hear the complaining from my teenagers about having to get up early or how dumb school can be. My favorite complaint is about how awful school lunches can be. All of these concerns are real for kids but don’t take them personally as they are very developmental. It’s natural and expected for kids to not look forward to the school year starting. As a parent we want our kids to enjoy their education however sometimes we have to offer support and encouragement to set them up for success. Support can look like several things: 1.) Go back-to-school … Continue reading

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