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Primary Care vs. Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room: How to Decide

Posted by Beth Ross on Feb 2, 2016 10:00:00 AM

When a sudden illness or accident strikes you, your child, or aging parent, it can be confusing and stressful to decide where to go for help.

Naturally, in severe or life-threatening emergencies we know to call 911. However, those times that fall in the gray area of "should I take my child to Urgent Care or the Emergency Room" can be fraught with worry and concern.

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Topics: Emergency, Primary Care

Where to Find Classy Maternity Swimwear

Posted by Beth Ross on May 28, 2015 10:00:00 AM

With Memorial Day just around the corner, the pools will soon be open for business! If you're pregnant and looking for the perfect swimsuit, you may have a few questions about what to wear.

Dressing for your pregnant body is hard enough, but dressing in swimwear can seem like a daunting task. Knowing what to look for and considering your changing body will ensure that you have a flattering suit no matter which stage of your pregnancy you are in. You might have to try on a few styles to find what is right for you. Maternity swimwear can be expensive, but it might be worth the investment. 

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Topics: Maternity Care

What Are My Surgical and Non-Surgical Weight Loss Options?

Posted by Beth Ross on May 26, 2015 10:00:00 AM

With summer quickly approaching, you may be looking for weight loss options. Whether you just want to drop a few pounds, or you have much more than a few to lose, you are not alone!

Nearly a third of Americans are overweight. At Johnson Memorial, we understand your struggle with weight and have many solutions that will help you achieve your goals.

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Topics: Weight Loss, Wellness

Temptation Bundling: 5 Fun Workouts to Do While You Watch Television

Posted by Beth Ross on May 21, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Do you have things you know you should do, but lack motivation to actually do them? You know you should exercise, but never seem to find the time.

You know you should eat better, but can't pass up those french fries. What if there is a solution?

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Topics: Wellness

Review of the Best Weight Loss Apps of 2015

Posted by Beth Ross on May 19, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Most people make a new years resolution to get into shape or lose a couple extra pounds. Some people give up on that resolution by the middle of February. Now that summer is quickly approaching, you may be looking to get into shape before you have to make a public appearance in your swimsuit. In today's world, there is an app for everything and weight loss is no different. It's convenient and always with you. There are many weight loss apps available, ranging from calorie tracking to a virtual personal trainer. Research shows that keeping track of you calories will double your weight loss! 

Today, we will take a look at some of the more popular apps so that you can make an educated guess at which one or combination of apps will work best for you. 

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Topics: Weight Loss, Wellness

"Clean Eating" and Other Popular Health Phrases Explained

Posted by Beth Ross on May 14, 2015 10:00:00 AM

If you are looking for information about different types or theories of eating, you will often hear buzz words. 

It seems that a new "diet" is being introduced all the time. Emily Wolfe, a registered dietitian at Johnson Memorial Health, says, "I talk to patients regarding the benefits of eating more whole, unprocessed foods; however, a healthy diet can be achieved with all types of food sources. I feel that ALL foods can fit into a healthy diet and that a healthy diet does not need to consist of special, sometimes more expensive, foods." 

She listed some easy ways to introduce a more "clean" diet:

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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness

The 5 Most Common Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Posted by Beth Ross on May 12, 2015 10:00:00 AM

We all want to spend more time outside. We may even want to challenge ourselves to be more active. Whether we are new to more active sports, or have been training for a while now, we need to be sure that we are taking care of our bodies and preventing injuries.

Taking care of ourselves while participating in a sport, competitively or recreationally, is incredibly important. Living better through an active lifestyle can be very rewarding, but an injury can take all that fun away or even cause a negative impact on our health. Today Dr. David Dunkle from our Sports Medicine team gives us some tips about common sports injuries and ways to prevent them.

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Topics: Sports

Understanding the Paleo Diet: Is It For You?

Posted by Beth Ross on May 7, 2015 10:00:00 AM

You have probably heard of the hugely popular Paleo diet. Maybe you've heard it called the caveman diet or the primal diet. The premise is that modern diets rely too much on processed foods. If we eat like our ancestors, we'd be healthier and less obese.

Read on for more details of this trendy topic, and then you can make a decision if it is right for you.

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Topics: Nutrition

The Benefits and Safety of Pregnancy Yoga

Posted by Beth Ross on May 5, 2015 10:00:00 AM

If you are pregnant and looking for ways to stay fit, you might be interested in prenatal yoga. Not only is prenatal yoga a great exercise to take up, but it is also a fantastic way to prepare your body for childbirth.

Before you start prenatal yoga or any exercise regimen be sure to discuss it with your doctor to make sure it's right for you. Find out the benefits of yoga below.

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Topics: Maternity Care, Johnson County Moms

A Review of the Top Smart Phone Apps for Expectant Mothers

Posted by Beth Ross on Apr 28, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Pregnant? There's an app for that. Not sure what to expect when you're expecting? Your smartphone can help. Pregnancy-related apps are a booming market. According to research done by ByteMobile nearly  half of mobile users that have health-related apps are using pregnancy-related apps. There are a variety of apps available--apps that help you monitor your growing belly, what you should or shouldn't eat while pregnant or even morphing a photo of you and your significant other together to see what your baby will look like. Some apps are obviously more fun in nature than others!

The apps are meant to be a supplement to the medical care you are already receiving. If you have questions or concerns about your health, please speak to your doctor

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Topics: Maternity Care, Johnson County Moms