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  • How to handle stress during the holiday season, all times of the year

    The holidays can be stressful. People put pressure on themselves to buy the perfect gift, wrap packages, decorate the house, visit family and friends ...
    Dec. 19, 2016 - 7:36 am
  • Straight Talk: Son of alcoholic must cope with self-righteousness, anger

    “Ron” was considered by most to be a great guy, except if you crossed him. He’d do anything for you, but if you didn’t act or respond in the way he ex ...
    Dec. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth.
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 8:35 am
  • Only repealing the Affordable Care Act would make 30 million people uninsured, study says

    WASHINGTON – Repealing President Barack Obama's health care law without a clear replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 8:37 am
  • Drug epidemic stalls HIV decline in whites who shoot up

    NEW YORK – The long decline in HIV infections among white people who inject drugs has stalled, another grim side effect of the nation’s drug abuse epi ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 3:00 pm
  • Health goals missed despite government push

    NEW YORK – Progress in the U.S. against obesity, food poisoning and infections spread in hospitals has been uneven and disappointing, despite dedicate ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 3:59 pm
  • Get a Grip: The Holiday Blues, music for a sometimes sad season

    Here they come round again, those old sad memories of yesteryear when everything was perfect – or never was perfect enough, or spoiled by our parent’s ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Atwater: 'Functional alcoholic' still has addiction, likely just in its early stages

    I hear the term “functional alcoholic” tossed around, and it always brings a smile to my face because I already know what’s coming. “Functional alcoho ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Device allows DIY breast reconstruction

    This might be the ultimate do-it-yourself project: Doctors are testing a device that would let women do part of their own breast reconstruction at hom ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 4:17 pm
  • Dementia rate declines, but aging America may halt trend

    CHICAGO – New research documents another decline in dementia rates, but experts say the rising numbers of older Americans may halt that trend unless b ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 4:17 pm
  • Bull Valley Dentistry Crown and Bridge Treatment

    What is a Crown? A crown is a covering made from porcelain, suitable for withstanding the biting an ...
    Nov. 27, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Atwater: Addiction a thief who gives nothing in return

    Alcoholism, drug addiction, or for that matter, any addiction takes away and it gives. It takes away things we want, then things we need. It gives us ...
    Nov. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Wear sunscreen all year long to maintain skin health

    You may think sunscreen is a product you only need during summer; actually, you should use it all year long.  In summer, sunscreen helps prevent sunbu ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 9:58 am
  • Have your lungs checked with Centegra Health System’s CT Lung Program

    If your physician orders a lung scan, it’s not necessarily a cause for alarm. “There’s a stigma inv ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 9:25 am
  • Having an off day at the gym? Listen to your body

    You’re at the gym for a weightlifting session. But something feels off.You’re not a beginner and wan ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
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