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Why Winter Makes Arthritis Worse

There are over 100 diseases that fall under the umbrella of arthritis, and about one in five adults lives with some form of arthritis. Arthritis has no known cause, though there are a few biological and lifestyle factors that can affect your chances of developing the condition, including age, genetics,...
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Why It's Important to Get the Influenza Vaccine

The common cold and influenza become more prevalent in the colder months and cause similar symptoms, such as a sore throat, runny nose, and cough. Many over-the-counter medications are labeled as addressing both cold and flu symptoms, which may lead you to believe that influenza is simply a severe cold—but...
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Best Diet Foods for Fall

The summer was full of family gatherings, picnics, barbeques, and impromptu visits to the local ice cream stand with your family. But now that the season has transitioned to autumn, it’s time to start thinking about healthy eating habits for fall to get your well-being back on track. While many...
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Holiday Hand Hygiene

The holiday season is a time for enjoying the company of our family and friends, marathon mall shopping to find that perfect present, office parties, and interactions with many members of our communities. It is the season that brings that irresistible smell of cookies, pies and breads. A lot of...
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Coping with the Stress of the Holidays

For many people, Christmas and the holiday season are a happy and joyous time. But for some, the holidays can be very stressful and bring on symptoms of depression and anxiety, or increase symptoms that people are already struggling with. In a study conducted by NAMI, nearly 64% of people...
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Doctors Share In Special Delivery Experience

On November 8th, at 8:00 a.m. Dr. Andrea McLoughlin delivered Robin Ava Paulus to proud parents, Robert and Rachel Paulus. Baby Robin was 7 lbs 13 oz in weight and was 20 inches long. The delivery has a unique aspect in that Dr. Jon Ahrendsen, who is Dr. McLoughlin’s father...
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