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  • Sandal Season: Getting Your Toes in Tip-Top Shape

    Brandt Dodson, DPM              
    Advertisements begin every summer for the new swimsuit fashions.  But what about sandal season?  For many, warm weather creates an uncomfortable notion of displaying nails that are yellow and thickened from the ravages of nail fungus.  Nail fungus, or onychomycosis, can affect up to 18% of the population.
    Some estimates suggest that nearly one quarter of adults will develop nail fungus by age 40 and the incidence increases with age.  Nearly half of seniors will be diagnosed with toenail fungus.  
     

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  • Influencing Influenza – Is It Possible?

    By Michelle Galen, MD Family Medicine Deaconess Clinic 
    Every year, parents, school nurses and physicians dread flu season.  For most, influenza is an inconvenience characterized by missed work, a trip to the drug store and hours of daytime television.  However, for others, influenza can be deadly.  According to The World Health Organization, up to 500,000 people die every year from the flu.  

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  • How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

    Courtney Guerra RRT, RPSGT, RST, CSE, CPFT, Deaconess Sleep Center
    We just “sprang forward,” giving us more daylight hours in the evening, but depriving us of an hour of sleep, and altering our sleep/wake schedule for several days. It’s times like this that we’re reminded that getting a good night’s sleep is a critical part of living a healthy life.  Sleep is when our bodies repair, and inadequate sleep has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, weight gain and depression.

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  • 10 Choices to Add Years to Your Life

    Terry Gehlhausen, DO Deaconess Clinic Family Medicine
    People who follow a few simple steps to improve their health have less cancer and heart disease compared to other Americans, and their overall death rate is significantly reduced compared to other people under age 65. Here are ten choices you can make that will lead to a longer and healthier life:

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  • The Women's Hospital and Project Reveal

    Project Reveal and The Women’s Hospital have partnered together to bring a local television series to women in Evansville and surrounding communities. The series will be documentary-style and feature real women and their stories. The goal of Project Reveal is to be real, inspiring, creative and diverse. The series will launch in the Spring and air in varied time slots on WNIN and WEVV. 

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  • Preventing Cancer - Lifestyle Factors That Reduce Your Risk

    The thought of cancer can be concerning. Learn what lifestyle factors play key roles in cancer development and what you can do to lower your overall cancer risk.

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  • Preventing Cancer - 4 Specific Types

    According to recent studies, it’s believed that up to 1/3 of cancers can be prevented through specific actions and lifestyle modifications. Learn what the four most preventable cancers are and what you can do to lower your risk. 

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  • Fight the Mites! Six Medical Advances to Beat Dust Mite Allergies

    Majed Koleilat, MD  Allergy/Immunology, Pediatric Allergy/Immunology 
    According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, dust mites are the single most common cause of household allergies…provoking sneezing, runny or stuffy noses, and itchy or watery eyes. Most people with this allergy aren’t allergic to dust particles, but to tiny animals called dust mites.  

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  • All About Water

    Rebekah Basham, PA Deaconess Clinic
    We’ve all heard how important it is to drink water, but how much is the right amount? What about caffeine, sports drinks, and weight loss? With all the information floating around, it’s time to get the facts on your water intake. 

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  • 10 Good-for-You Date Ideas

    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you may be scrambling to come up with a great date idea. While the old standbys of flowers and chocolate are always popular, it may be time to spice things up a bit and think outside-the-box with some healthy date alternatives. Here are some date ideas to get you and your special someone active and healthy. 

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