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  • Easy Ways to Cut Calories

    By: Dr. Terry Gehlausen, MD Deaconess Clinic Family Medicine, Oakland City
    Most of us picked up a little extra fat around the middle over the holidays. Here are a few simple ways to eliminate those pounds:

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  • When To See a Doctor vs.Treat at Home

    By Greg Rodocker, MD, family medicine physician
    Deciding when to see a doctor, whether for your own, a family member or a child’s illness, can be a difficult decision.   You know that sometimes a “virus is just a virus,” and that you just need to rest, drink lots of fluids, and give it a few days. But sometimes an illness needs treatment, whether through antibiotics or other medications and symptom care.

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  • The Well-Stocked Medicine Cabinet

    By Dr. Jung Smith, Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Henderson - Starlite
    I think it’s wise to have a stash of basic medications for everyone in the family, so I want to share information about various over-the-counter medications, to help you decide what you should have in YOUR well-stocked medicine cabinet.

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  • How to Make Realistic Resolutions and Keep Them

    Ashley Chipps, BS, Deaconess Wellness Coach and AFFA Certified Group Fitness Instructor.
    A new year can mean new resolutions, but what’s the best way to set realistic goals you can actually accomplish? Read on for some useful tips and direction to keep your resolutions, reach your goals, and have a new year that’s happy and healthy. 

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  • Deaconess Wound Services - a Physician’s Perspective

    Brandt Dodson, DPM
    Chronic non-healing wounds are a daily fact of life for many.  Whether they result in lost wages, prolonged hospitalization or the loss of a limb, these wounds can be as life-altering as they are costly. Deaconess Wound Services addresses this problem with the most advanced techniques available.

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  • YOUR DIET and Your Hearing

    Ann B. Raibley, Certified Clinical Audiologist
    Protecting your ears from hazardous noise and keeping ear infections at bay are fundamental ways to minimize hearing loss. However, a healthy lifestyle with exercise and a balanced diet can also help maintain hearing health.

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  • Managing Holiday Stress

    Janie Chappell, Deaconess Cross Pointe
    Stress and depression can make your holiday miserable. It’s common, particularly among women who are always feeling that they need to be “everything to everyone.” As a result, we neglect our own emotional and even physical well-being. Here are some tips on how to prevent and deal with stress and depression over the holidays.
     

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  • Managing Dry Winter Skin

    Dr. Robert Martin, Deaconess Clinic Dermatologist
    With the arrival of winter often comes the development of dry skin. Anyone can develop dry skin, but the cold climate of the winter months, accompanied by the dry heat indoors, can aggravate the condition.  Also, those long, hot showers and baths that can feel so good usually end up causing even more problems.

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