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Quality health information can help you make informed decisions for yourself and your family.  YourHealth, the Deaconess virtual resource center, helps you be a smart, empowered patient.

From health education and information provided by Deaconess doctors and experts, to community and local resources, YourHealth connects you to the knowledge you need.

  • Why Water is the Most Important Thing to Put in Your Body

    We have all been told for years that it is vital to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. What exactly does this mean? Why is hydration status so important to our health, and how does water benefit our body?

  • Ditch the Itch! New Treatments for Eczema

    Clay Davis, MD, Dermatology Deaconess Clinic

    Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is often a chronic skin condition that can have a significant impact on quality of life.  The condition is characterized by an itchy pink, dry rash that often leads to cycles of itching and scratching that are hard to break. 

  • Say Yes to Fruit

    Since it is known excess sugar is not good for you, many people now believe this applies to fruit too. This is not true! Fructose is a natural, simple sugar commonly found in fruits. The absence of glucose makes pure fructose fundamentally different from high fructose corn syrup.

  • The BEST Exercise for Losing Body Fat

    So many headlines proclaim a variation of “This one simple trick will change your life,” and this one is no different. The notion of simplifying a task that seems endlessly complex is an enticing thing.

  • Carbohydrates:  Friend or Foe?

    What is a carbohydrate? What are good sources of carbohydrates? What are some good guidelines for portion sizes when it comes to carbs?

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