Healthy Living

August 29, 2017

Harmless Vapor? The Truth about E-Cigarettes

By Greg Campbell, MD Many of my patients are turning to e-cigarettes in an attempt to stop smoking. Many cite that they are “better” than traditional cigarettes and are more socially acceptable given the restrictions on smoking in public places. While I always encourage and applaud any attempts to stop smoking and become tobacco free, […]

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July 7, 2017

The Truth about Antibacterial Soap – What Should You Be Using to Wash Your Hands?

By Kendall Stacey RN & Board Certified Infection Prevention Specialist Recent research on antibacterial soap shows that triclosan, usually the main ingredient in antibacterial soap, is a carcinogenic – a cancer-causing agent. According to the Food and Drug Administration, there isn’t enough research showing a benefit to antibacterial soap and long-term use shows a negative effect […]

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May 16, 2017

Six Things You May Not Know about Hospice Care

By Donald Dewhurst, MD Medical Director, CarePartners Home Care and Hospice – Angel Here are six facts about hospice care you need to know: Hospice care is not just for the terminally ill; in fact, hospice services can help patients and families manage care of a loved one with chronic health problems who remains at […]

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May 11, 2017

Hepatitis C – Are You in the Age Group That’s Five Times More Likely to Be Infected?

Did you know that most people with hepatitis C are not even aware that they are infected? Since many people can live with hepatitis C for decades without symptoms or feeling sick, testing is critical so those who are infected can get treated and cured. While anyone can get hepatitis C, 75 percent of infected […]

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May 5, 2017

Bike Safety Tips – What to Know Before You Hit the Road or Trail

By Staci Hooper May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities across the nation. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to give it a try. Whether you bike to work or school; […]

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April 13, 2017

Poetry and Healing – What’s the Connection?

By Robert A. Poarch Can something as simple as a sonnet help with healing and grieving? April is Poetry Month. That’s the perfect time to take a moment to briefly delve into this subject with a short, and insightful, Q&A with Marie Langlois, a bereavement counselor with CarePartners. How can reading poetry help someone heal? […]

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April 4, 2017

Six Hospice Myths Debunked – Hospice Specialist Explains the Facts

By Dylan Babb Hospice providers are specialists who help patients with life-limiting illness get the best possible end-of-life care. Supporting someone through their final days is emotional for everyone involved, which can lead to mystery and misinformation. Here are six hospice myths dispelled. Myth: When someone starts hospice they are going to die soon.  Truth: […]

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March 29, 2017

Eight Reasons Laughter May Really Be the Best Medicine

In addition to starting off the month with April Fools’ Day, April is also National Humor Month. With that in mind, here are eight reasons why laughter is one of the easiest ways to improve your well-being and relieve stress: In only 10 minutes of laughing, you can burn as many calories as a half-hour […]

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February 28, 2017

It’s Rare Disease Day – But What Is It That Makes a Disease Rare?

Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year to raise public awareness about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. Rare diseases are those conditions that affect fewer than 1 in 200,000 people in the United States. In the U.S., there are more than 7,000 recognized rare diseases, over […]

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February 15, 2017

Helpful Healthcare Hints: Four Ways to Save Time and Money When You’re Sick

We’ve reached that time of the year when it’s like Halloween for germs, viruses, bugs and allergies to sneak up on every individual they can find and play their nasty tricks on your immune system. One minute you’re feeling great and the next minute you’re hoping for a visit from the Grim Reaper. Reaching that […]

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