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Understanding gastroparesis; tips on how to lose weight safely

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 Q: My doctor told me I have gastroparesis and it is a result of my diabetes, which I have had for 15 years. What is it and how can I manage it? —Janice J., Lansing, Mich. A: Gastroparesis is a digestive tract disorder that results from nerve d… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Essentia encourages well-child visits

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As a new school year approaches, Essentia Health is encouraging parents/ guardians to schedule well-child/teen visits, which include the completion of mandatory sports physical forms. These visits are for anyone from birth to age 21 and are recomm… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

APRN, CNP joins Essentia Health-Grand Rapids clinic

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Paula Dearholt-WincklerGRAND RAPIDS — Paula Dearholt-Winckler has joined the Essentia Health-Grand Rapids Clinic as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) and certified nurse practitioner (CNP) specializing in women’s health. Dearholt-Winckler … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

What’s a carb crash and how to avoid it; staying motivated

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 Q: I have a healthy breakfast every morning—granola, almond-milk yogurt and fruit, but by 10:30 a.m., I am feeling exhausted. It’s like my blood sugar is low. I have to eat something sweet to perk back up. (I don’t have diabetes.) What’s going … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Donate blood in August for a chance to win state fair tickets

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REGIONAL — Amid the ongoing challenges of recruiting blood donors during the COVID-19 pandemic, local nonprofit Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) is facing a shortage of blood and platelet donations. Appointments can be made online at www.mbc.org or by ca… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Making migraines manageable; information on COVID-19 vaccinations

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 Q: My migraine medication, which combines caffeine, acetaminophen and codeine, doesn’t help enough. What can I do—beyond medications—that might?—Gini K., Cedar Rapids, Iowa A: Did you know that the World Health Organization says migraine is th… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Be wary of stem cell treatments; blood pressure meds help with dementia

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 Q: I’m considering having my own stem cells injected into me to improve physical and mental problems that I am having post-COVID-19 infection. What do you think? —James D., Huntington, New York A: There’s been a lot of talk about using what ar… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

MASSAGE FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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Combine stretching with massage for increased flexibility


  Here we are in the middle of summer, with lots of sunshine, bringing many opportunities to be active. Or, should I say the sunshine gives us more incentive to want to be outside enjoying it. By enjoying it, I mean, it could come in the form of t… Please register for a free account or log in below to […]

Adjusting to life as the world opens up; checkups can give a sense of wellbeing

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  Q: I know things are loosening up, and where I live, most folks have been vaccinated, but I still feel kind of scared and depressed and can’t quite step back into regular life. Any suggestions? —Rory F., Westfield, New Jersey North A: Lots of… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Medical ramifications of sleep talking; ways statin drugs can impact your health

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 Q: My partner has started talking in his sleep—a lot. Is it a sign of anxiety or something physically wrong? It’s ruining my sleep, and it can’t be good for his. How can I help him stop? —Jessica S., San Francisco A: Sleep talking is both comm… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]


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