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6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Heart’s Health

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Feb 2, 2020

It’s February, and if you already feel a little guilty about the New Year’s Resolutions you’ve let slip, you are not alone. Fortunately, a resolution to boost your heart’s health can be easier to keep than you think!

If you’re not ready to hit the gym three times a week (or even if you are), we want to share six easy actions any of us can take to improve the health of our hearts. 

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Topics: Cardiac Care

Planning a Heart Healthy Diet for Your Family

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jan 12, 2020

March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle.”

The food you eat is just as important as regular exercise. Eating a heart healthy diet can significantly reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke and many other health problems.

By understanding which foods are the healthiest for your heart, you can take steps toward a healthy lifestyle and greater quality of life.

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Topics: Nutrition, Weight Loss

Effects of Social Media on Mental Health & Wellness

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jan 12, 2020

Social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, have become very popular. Up to 80 percent of people are using some sort of social media to interact with others. With the uprising of social media sites, there have been many recent studies on the effects of the sites on mental health and wellness. Up to 10 percent of Americans have a certified addiction to social media.

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Topics: Wellness, Health Care, Mental Health

How Do I Know If I Have the Flu or Just a Cold?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jan 2, 2020

The common cold and flu can sometimes have similar symptoms, and it's not always easy to determine which one you have. When is it time to see a doctor?

Knowing the difference between cold and flu can shorten the amount of time you spend recovering. Generally:

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Topics: Flu

8 Facts About Flu and What To Do If You Get Sick

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Dec 26, 2019

Influenza (the flu) is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs caused by influenza viruses.

There are many different influenza viruses that are constantly changing. They cause illness, hospital stays and deaths in the United States each year.

Older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. Each year about 20,000 children younger than 5 years old are hospitalized from flu complications like pneumonia.

Here are some flu basics and steps you can take if you or someone in your family does get sick.

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Topics: Doctor, Flu

10 Healthy Meal Planning Tips for Working Moms

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Dec 26, 2019

We have all felt and given in to the temptation of swinging by McDonald's or ordering a pizza for dinner after a long day of work. The kids are hungry, you have nothing prepared to eat, and you don't even want to think about bustling around in the kitchen for an hour.

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Topics: Nutrition, Weight Loss, Wellness

7 Healthy Habits to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Dec 2, 2019

This time of year most people reflect on the past year and make resolutions or goals to make he new year even better. A lot of times, those new resolutions only last a few days or weeks, and they are thrown by the wayside by the beginning of February. This year, let's set our goals and stick to them! Follow these tips to help you be the best you can be.

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Topics: Weight Loss, Wellness, Health Care

How to Keep the Family Calm and Carrying On During the Holidays

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Dec 2, 2019

Tis the season for celebrating our blessings, eating holiday delights and spending time with family.

Sometimes, that third part can be a bit of a challenge.

While we love our family members, we don’t always like what they do or say. At best, grudges, disputes and personality conflicts can make family holiday celebrations somewhat tense. At worst, they can crush your festive spirit and hurt you mentally.

Just the thought of getting together with certain relatives can trigger anxiety or heighten depression.

So, what can you do to deal with it? After all, you don’t want to insult other family members or your in-laws by not showing up. How can you cope and avoid the drama?

Here are a few tips:

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Topics: Mental Health

How to Combat Stress Around the Holidays

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Dec 1, 2019

For some, the holidays can bring a lot of stress along with the festivities. The stress is no wonder since this time of year often brings extra demands like parties, shopping, baking, traveling, and entertaining.

Going into this season with a plan to minimize stress can help make the season a little brighter. It's hard to stop and regroup once you feel overwhelmed, so attacking the season with a plan to prevent stress can help. You may even end up enjoying activities you once dreaded. Follow these tips to help combat stress around the holidays.

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Topics: Stress

What is Hyperbaric Medicine?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Nov 8, 2019

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a noninvasive, painless procedure that improves the body's natural healing process. The patient inhales 100% oxygen in a total body chamber where atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled. 

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Topics: Internal Medicine